Ah yes I did forget the pull ups. Not use to using them. Anyhow, it made the stand alone RTCLib example work mostly which was just a simple clock program but the Gateway still not working. Not getting the correct date and time from the RTC. I say mostly because the code doesn't seem to report the module not connected from the function rtc.begin() ?
Any idea on how soon it'll be available for general public?
Very soon. The next release is finished in the next days. But it will not be backwards compatible because there was a change in the naming of the parameters, for example: skipStartupCheck is now named startupCheckEnabled, so I need to think about migration options.
Hi, I am also trying to get them to work and stumbled upon this. I will try that and let you know if it works.
@webzter30 I guess he connected it to RST on the Adafruit-board. He mentioned that before. And the breakout does work with 3-5V, so it should work with almost anything. But Adafruit stated that you should use the same power on VIN as on the logic circuits. So for a Nano that would be 5V
@Yveaux thank you for your help! yes, that makes a lot of sense actually. My ignorance on the matter kicked-in once again... sorry
What I'm missing so is how to create a sensor node which can be operated on battery and take measurements every "x" seconds/minutes/hours: shall I leave the Gateway always on and then configure differently another Node-MCU to act as a Sensor Node ?
Edit: In fact all of this was meant, for me, to be a "test run" bedore developing the whole system. I got a little off-road with the deepSleep and Battery thing, but I wanted to have a real-word-test of my sensor left for a day in the soil while sending reliable data to controller. As I'm reading even more documents and forum post, it's getting clear to me that the best thing would be "ask to the comunity" their experience with HW nodes, thus I can decide which one is best for my case.
I have managed to get a working system by using Arduino Mega with the NRF24 (the one with the Aerial Connection) running the serial sketch - connected to a RPi2 running Domoticz and connected to the Arduino by USB.
This seems an expensive way to sort out a gateway so I will persevere with trying to find why I cannot get the other versions up and running but at least now I have a system - knitting will have to wait!!
Thanks for the help, much appreciated.