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by whatsupskip
03 Sep 2018, 08:00
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: Controller Protocol OpenHAB MQTT and not Mosquitto MQTT?
Replies: 4
Views: 569

Re: Controller Protocol OpenHAB MQTT and not Mosquitto MQTT?

I am going to look at OpenHab to see if that might suit might needs better anyway.
by whatsupskip
03 Sep 2018, 07:58
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: DHT22 stuck on 99.9% Humidity
Replies: 8
Views: 1743

Re: DHT22 stuck on 99.9% Humidity

I am not aware of any bug fix for that. The DHT22 is a very basic (cheap) sensor, so that is why I suspect the problem is with the sensor. If you can't easily relocate the sensor, an alternative might be to create a rule to reboot the device if the humidity is too high. That might not be an option o...
by whatsupskip
03 Sep 2018, 07:25
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: Controller Protocol OpenHAB MQTT and not Mosquitto MQTT?
Replies: 4
Views: 569

Re: Controller Protocol OpenHAB MQTT and not Mosquitto MQTT?

ok thanks, so in effect OpenHAB MQTT is a subset of Mosquitto MQTT.

This probably explains why I am a bit confused by some of the terms on the controller setting.
by whatsupskip
03 Sep 2018, 07:22
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: DHT22 stuck on 99.9% Humidity
Replies: 8
Views: 1743

Re: DHT22 stuck on 99.9% Humidity

If the sensor really is at 99.9% humidity then that could be causing problems in itself. 99.9% implies it is actually wet and that could mean short circuits or abnormal mode that is only cleared by a reboot. I haven't used a DHT22 on such old firmware, but I would first look at preventing the sensor...
by whatsupskip
03 Sep 2018, 07:13
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: Controller Protocol OpenHAB MQTT and not Mosquitto MQTT?
Replies: 4
Views: 569

Controller Protocol OpenHAB MQTT and not Mosquitto MQTT?

Why is the Controller Protocol labelled OpenHAB MQTT and not Mosquitto MQTT?

I thought this was a bit strange as OpenHAB doesn't actually have a MQTT broker, but requires the install of the Mosquitto MQTT broker.
by whatsupskip
03 Sep 2018, 07:10
Forum: ESP Easy: Projects / Applications
Topic: Use Node Red to control relay
Replies: 0
Views: 429

Use Node Red to control relay

I want to control a standard Wemos D1 mini and relay board depending on a condition set in a Flow in Node Red. I also want the Wemos D1 Mini / ESP Easy to send the relay status back to the Node Red. What is the best way to handle this? From the research I have done it would appear to be using MQTT a...
by whatsupskip
30 Aug 2018, 23:58
Forum: ESP Easy: Projects / Applications
Topic: Tipping bucket rain gauge -> Pulse counter
Replies: 30
Views: 12175

Re: Tipping bucket rain gauge -> Pulse counter

There looks like there is also enough room at the fat end of the PCB housing to fit a BME280 Pressure/Temp/Humidity sensor in there also to complete a full (ish) weather station! Nice concept except any temperature/humidity sensor will need significant shading to be at all accurate when the sun is ...
by whatsupskip
07 Aug 2018, 23:39
Forum: ESP Easy: Hardware
Topic: nodemcu on battery
Replies: 25
Views: 5647

Re: nodemcu on battery

I'm using nodemcu with battery 18650 (about 3000mAh). It's running on Espeasy and wake up every 5 minutes sending voltage and data from BME280 to domoticz. I only unsoldered ground pin from CH340 and removed AMS1117. Battery is connected directly to 3,3V with MCP1703 LDO voltage regulator. It works...
by whatsupskip
13 Jul 2018, 23:12
Forum: ESP Easy: Hardware
Topic: Two BME280s on ESP8266 using ESP Easy
Replies: 6
Views: 1077

Re: Two BME280s on ESP8266 using ESP Easy

Thank you.

I spent over an hour looking for similar cases on Aliexpress and couldn't find any as good value or suitable as this one.
by whatsupskip
13 Jul 2018, 00:38
Forum: ESP Easy: Hardware
Topic: Two BME280s on ESP8266 using ESP Easy
Replies: 6
Views: 1077

Re: Two BME280s on ESP8266 using ESP Easy

I don't suppose you know who took the pictures of the plastic box/case used in these pictures?
Particularly where was it purchased from.
by whatsupskip
13 Jul 2018, 00:35
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: ESP-32 plans for ESPEasy (?)
Replies: 58
Views: 18510

Re: ESP-32 plans for ESPEasy (?)

I couldn't flash my ESP-32, but given the development is still in its early days I won't worry about it.

I am very grateful for all the work by the developers on the ESP8266 version of the ESPEasy.
by whatsupskip
31 May 2018, 00:35
Forum: ESP Easy: Hardware
Topic: Prototype PCB Board ESP8266F & ESP32 modules
Replies: 4
Views: 1178

Re: Prototype PCB Board ESP8266F & ESP32 modules

Are you suggesting that the DS18B20 is upset by the WiFi Radio Frequency emissions from the close by ESP8266 or that it is affected by heat from the device? I haven't yet determine the cause or causes. I determined that it isn't just thermal heating. It may be some RF induced heating. It may also b...
by whatsupskip
30 May 2018, 00:56
Forum: ESP Easy: Hardware
Topic: Prototype PCB Board ESP8266F & ESP32 modules
Replies: 4
Views: 1178

Re: Prototype PCB Board ESP8266F & ESP32 modules

Thanks for your post. It is really helpful seeing what others have done. If that is the DS18b20 in the top right hand corner of the board I think you might have problems with it reading high. I have found I need to isolate any thermometer sensors by about 10cm of wire from the ESP8266. It is also wo...
by whatsupskip
27 May 2018, 01:32
Forum: ESP Easy: Hardware
Topic: Prototype PCB Board ESP8266F & ESP32 modules
Replies: 4
Views: 1178

Prototype PCB Board ESP8266F & ESP32 modules

Is anyone using these relatively new double sided prototype PCB boards for ESP8266F & ESP32 modules?

I am just looking for inspiration and tips on using these, particularly layout and basic components used.
by whatsupskip
24 May 2018, 05:06
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: Can't get Rules Tutorial to work
Replies: 3
Views: 789

Re: Can't get Rules Tutorial to work

Thank you both for your help.

I hadn't set up the switch device.

I edited the Wiki page to clarify the set up of the switch.
by whatsupskip
21 May 2018, 08:28
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: Can't get Rules Tutorial to work
Replies: 3
Views: 789

Can't get Rules Tutorial to work

I am just starting out with Rules, so I thought I would do the most basic example: https://www.letscontrolit.com/wiki/index.php/Tutorial_Rules However it doesn't seem to work. The LED turns on and then just stays on. Have a made a basic mistake in the code? On System#Boot do gpio,12,0 timerSet,1,10 ...
by whatsupskip
21 May 2018, 05:06
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: OLED 1306 & Display Button - Interval
Replies: 2
Views: 875

OLED 1306 & Display Button - Interval

GIT version: mega-20180515 Wemos D1 Mini (v1 clone) Wemos SHT30 (v1 clone) (temp/Humid) - Interval 60 sec Wemos Switch (v1 clone) GPIO - 0 OLED 1306 - Display Timeout 10 sec, Interval 60 sec Controller EMONCMS - not enabled What does the OLED 1306 Interval actually control? Wemos Switch (v1 clone) a...
by whatsupskip
12 May 2018, 23:39
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: Wemos D1 Mini running Arduino can't flash with ESP Easy
Replies: 5
Views: 1651

Re: Wemos D1 Mini running Arduino can't flash with ESP Easy

I don't think it is a power or USB cable issue as I have been able to flash other Wemos D1 Mini with the same cables.

I did try configuring some of the GPIO to force it into flash mode.

I haven't tried the reset button. I will try this next.

Thanks for all your suggestions.
by whatsupskip
09 May 2018, 06:28
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: Wemos D1 Mini running Arduino can't flash with ESP Easy
Replies: 5
Views: 1651

Wemos D1 Mini running Arduino can't flash with ESP Easy

I am fairly sure I have done this before. Taken a Wemos D1 Mini (clone V1.0) that is running a simple Arduino sketch and flashed it with ESP Easy. I think I am missing something very obvious here. I have tried three different firmware versions: mega-20180507 Dev 4096 mega-20180316 Dev 4096 v2.0-2018...
by whatsupskip
01 May 2018, 00:32
Forum: ESP Easy: Projects / Applications
Topic: Tipping bucket rain gauge -> Pulse counter
Replies: 30
Views: 12175

Re: Tipping bucket rain gauge -> Pulse counter

Drum wrote:
29 Apr 2018, 10:30
Even after coating the board the sensors just do not last more than a few months. :cry:
What have you been coating the sensor boards with?

I wonder if it is the connectors under the sensor that are actually corroding rather than the sensor itself failing.
by whatsupskip
29 Apr 2018, 23:54
Forum: ESP Easy: Projects / Applications
Topic: Tipping bucket rain gauge -> Pulse counter
Replies: 30
Views: 12175

Re: Tipping bucket rain gauge -> Pulse counter

What temp/humidity sensor are you using? I have not been able to find one that will not corrode from the condensation. Even after coating the board the sensors just do not last more than a few months. :cry: What sort of enclosure are housing the sensors in? What sort of climate are your sensors in?...
by whatsupskip
28 Apr 2018, 23:34
Forum: ESP Easy: Projects / Applications
Topic: Tipping bucket rain gauge -> Pulse counter
Replies: 30
Views: 12175

Re: Tipping bucket rain gauge -> Pulse counter

I normally save to a database via NodeRed or EMONCMS.
by whatsupskip
03 Apr 2018, 02:09
Forum: ESP Easy: Projects / Applications
Topic: ESPEasy to control air conditioners / heat pumps
Replies: 152
Views: 46369

Re: ESPEasy to control air conditioners / heat pumps

Also compiled with ESPEasy 2.0 with no problems (just few warnings) As in the stable version, not the dev Mega? Did you compile with Platform? Thanks for reporting your efforts. This thread activity had died off. I have only managed to compile the dev Mega with Platform. I haven't had a chance to c...
by whatsupskip
31 Mar 2018, 01:57
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: Why isn't Heatpump IR transmitter P115 included in Mega?
Replies: 1
Views: 650

Why isn't Heatpump IR transmitter P115 included in Mega?

Not sure if this question should be here or on Github.

It looks like from this post that this plug in was included in the main line, but it doesn't appear to be there. Also it doesn't appear to be in the Mega Dev version.

I haven't had any response in the discussion thread on it.
by whatsupskip
27 Mar 2018, 12:47
Forum: ESP Easy: Projects / Applications
Topic: WISH Support for AC/DC Current Hall Sensor ACS712 in 5,20 an 30A
Replies: 1
Views: 1098

Re: WISH Support for AC/DC Current Hall Sensor ACS712 in 5,20 an 30A

There doesn't need to be direct support for the ACS712 as all you need to do is to measure two voltages. However I found that the regulated 5VDC I was using was not even close to 5VDC and of course the ESP8266 only has one analog input. If you knew you had a really constant 5VDC input, then you coul...
by whatsupskip
18 Mar 2018, 22:19
Forum: ESP Easy: Hardware
Topic: Converting Wemo D1 Mini to 3.3V Only/Low Power
Replies: 4
Views: 2180

Converting Wemo D1 Mini to 3.3V Only/Low Power

I have seen mentioned on this forum (can't find where now) and elsewhere that people have converted the Wemos D1 Mini to run only on 3.3V and reduced the power consumption by removing the 5V regulator and USB bridge. The idea being that the Wemos D1 mini is loaded the easy way with the ESP Easy firm...
by whatsupskip
17 Mar 2018, 11:31
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: add new SSD1306 OLED Display Size
Replies: 28
Views: 7918

Re: add new SSD1306 OLED Display Size

7keys wrote:
27 Feb 2018, 23:05
Maybe the possibility of resizing ? 2x 3x ? for each row..
I think this is the critical part. Currently the 128x32 display is not very useful with the available font.

Is it possible to change the title of the thread to include 128x32?
by whatsupskip
15 Mar 2018, 02:45
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: INA219 Specifications quoted in Wiki & firmware
Replies: 0
Views: 435

INA219 Specifications quoted in Wiki & firmware

I noticed in the Wiki and also the firmware (GIT version: v2.0-20180227) the reference to 32V. Yet the data sheet only ever mentions 26V. Am I missing something? http://www.ti.com/lit/ds/symlink/ina219.pdf Also in the "Devices" section it only shows an option of a maximum of 32V, 2A. I thought they ...
by whatsupskip
10 Mar 2018, 22:08
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: ds1820 +5degrees
Replies: 11
Views: 2511

Re: ds1820 +5degrees

Then you're a lucky one. I've tested super cheap "bags" and found that not a single one was within the limits of +/- 0.5°C. Well, I expected it as these "bags" of 10...20 pieces were sold around 1 USD which is far too low for precalibrated sensors. I bought a few of these loose ones, but I haven't ...
by whatsupskip
10 Mar 2018, 07:45
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: ds1820 +5degrees
Replies: 11
Views: 2511

Re: ds1820 +5degrees

If you bought a "100pcs for 3,43 $" package from AiExpress or similar you possibly got production waste parts or fakes. I have purchased more than 12 DS18b20 modules from several sellers on AliExpress. Admittedly these were all with a cable and in a stainless steel jacket, so they weren't as cheap ...
by whatsupskip
10 Mar 2018, 07:32
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: ds1820 +5degrees
Replies: 11
Views: 2511

Re: ds1820 +5degrees

Great care must be taken when using temperature sensors of any kind with the ESP8266. The most common issue is direct heating from the ESP8266 module. This is particularly the case with boards like the Wemos D1 mini and its shields. Mounting these shields in a vertical stack, even two boards apart w...
by whatsupskip
08 Mar 2018, 22:48
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: Analog input - internal "Oversampling"
Replies: 6
Views: 1772

Re: Analog input - internal "Oversampling"

arion_p wrote:
08 Mar 2018, 10:41
According to the code linked, samples are taken every 100ms (roughly).It will use as many samples as fit within the configured delay.

As far as I can tell, if deep sleep is enabled it will only take one sample
Thank you. Very useful information, particularly regarding deep sleep enabled.
by whatsupskip
08 Mar 2018, 06:10
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: Analog input - internal "Oversampling"
Replies: 6
Views: 1772

Re: Analog input - internal "Oversampling"

Oversampling typically means taking two or more samples and then determining the average or mean value of these.

I am just wondering how many samples and how quickly that are taken. I assume there must also be a processing time penalty involved.
by whatsupskip
08 Mar 2018, 04:40
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: Analog input - internal "Oversampling"
Replies: 6
Views: 1772

Analog input - internal "Oversampling"

I have some idea what this doing, but I can't find any documentation as to what it is actually doing. Would someone please point me in the right direction?
by whatsupskip
07 Mar 2018, 21:28
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: Wemos or NodeMCU
Replies: 5
Views: 1798

Re: Wemos or NodeMCU

Size: Wemos is smaller, but if used with the PowerShield is larger. I don't understand this. How are you powering the NodeMCU? As far as I know they only offered 5VDC input. As you have indicated there are several versions of the Wemos mini D1, however there are even more than you have described. T...
by whatsupskip
05 Mar 2018, 11:12
Forum: ESP Easy: Projects / Applications
Topic: Tipping bucket rain gauge -> Pulse counter
Replies: 30
Views: 12175

Re: Tipping bucket rain gauge -> Pulse counter

OK, I believe I have made some progress with this. It appears to be working with the following settings: Circuit: Reed switch (bucket wire) between ground and D5. (Should work for many other GPIO) ESP Easy Firmware settings: Version: 2.0-20180227 (Dev) Device: Generic Pulse Counter Name: Rain Enable...
by whatsupskip
05 Mar 2018, 04:06
Forum: ESP Easy: Projects / Applications
Topic: ESPEasy to control air conditioners / heat pumps
Replies: 152
Views: 46369

Re: ESPEasy to control air conditioners / heat pumps

I am having some real issues with the IR control of a Panasonic PKR series air conditioner. I can't find any information if the PKR is the same protocol as any of the supported Panasonic procols: CKP, DKE, JKE or NKE. I tried using the https://github.com/ToniA/Raw-IR-decoder-for-Arduino, however I r...
by whatsupskip
05 Mar 2018, 00:04
Forum: ESP Easy: Projects / Applications
Topic: Tipping bucket rain gauge -> Pulse counter
Replies: 30
Views: 12175

Re: Tipping bucket rain gauge -> Pulse counter

I have been thinking about this circuit a bit more. I don't really see why there needs to be an opto isolator. Sure it provides a level of protection, but it is supposed to be providing protection from induced voltage/current from the magnet moving past the reed switch. Now I haven't put a oscillosc...
by whatsupskip
02 Mar 2018, 06:46
Forum: ESP Easy: Projects / Applications
Topic: Tipping bucket rain gauge -> Pulse counter
Replies: 30
Views: 12175

Re: Tipping bucket rain gauge -> Pulse counter

It would be great to run from batteries. Anybody did thing like this? How long can it run from batteries? The only practical way to run this off batteries would with another very low power microcontroller that stays on all the time to do the counting. Then once every minute or longer the better, th...
by whatsupskip
28 Feb 2018, 10:27
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: Task Settings - Delay vs Interval
Replies: 4
Views: 990

Re: Task Settings - Delay vs Interval

espeasy -> sleep mode (300s) ->wakeup-> read value temperature -> value = 38 -> esp sleep (300s) I understand this. wakeup -> read value temperature -> value = 38 -> not send to mqqt, no enable wifi - because there is no change in the sensor reading -> esp sleep mode (300s) I understand this, but I...
by whatsupskip
28 Feb 2018, 07:49
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: Task Settings - Delay vs Interval
Replies: 4
Views: 990

Task Settings - Delay vs Interval

Just started using ESP Easy and I was confused by the field name "delay" in the Task Settings section. After some reading of the wiki it became clear what was meant by the term "delay". I believe for reasons of clarity, the field name should be "Interval", rather than "Delay". It is possible that a ...