@Ron said in Capacitive Soil Moisture Sensor:
@Puneit-Thukral Thanks. I am not quite sure, so correct me please if I am wrong, but I think I am already using the MiniCore bootloader with platformIO. Or do I need to configure to explicitly use the MiniCore bootloaders? Also I have set BOD to disabled as I read somewhere that no BOD can also save battery.
I'm not sure, but I believe I'm already using the MiniCore bootloader with platformIO. Please tell me if I'm incorrect. Is it necessary to set the MiniCore bootloaders explicitly?
@NeverDie said in AM612 Passive Infrared Sensor Breakout Board:
@waspie said in AM612 Passive Infrared Sensor Breakout Board:
for what its worth IIRC i'm getting at least 6 months on the ol' 612 with a CR2450.
Close to two years on a CR123a. So yeah, if I made more I'd design a new board for the new PIR sensors you're finding out there but the 612 even with its higher dropout voltage seems to work fine with even a moderatly sized battery.
Unless the actual current drain is larger than the 14ua I'm assuming, it sounds as though the other drains on your battery are what's dominating. So, if my calculations are right, you likely wouldn't get more than a small percentage more battery life out of using the 3ua sensor instead of the AM612.
I'm using mostly 328p with edbyte radios with a resting current (no PIR) of like lets say 5-7ua? I haven't tested it in forever. with 2 years of battery on a 123 it just didnt seem worth the trouble worrying about any of it. and thanks for your designs that got me off the ground with that stuff btw.
after the fix for the 51822 and 832 i put together a few of those and those are using the cr2450. i think those rest at like 4.5ua (minus the pir of course). 6+ months on a button cell is quite all right with me.
Sensebender ethernet gateway success with help.
Was unable to connect sensebender to Windows 11.
Using a suggesetions and assistance by tbowmo
(you could boot linux off a usb, and check there..)
I used an old rasberry pi with Arduino ide to connect and load the sketch, loaded
Mysensors SAMD and Arduino SAMD board profiles, inital compile errors (clinent.h) but recified this with the help of comments by
bjornhallberg (Sensebender Gateway sketch from 2.3.2 with MySensors SAMD Boards 1.0.6 does not compile with Arduino SAMD Boards 1.8.9. Rolling back to Arduino SAMD Boards 1.8.8).
Used the standard ethernet gateway sketch that I am using with my unsecured nano ethernet gateway. Only changed the ip address and #define MY_RF24_CHANNEL to another channel for this second gateway.
I have not setup signing yet, but that is my intention for my sensebender gateway now the basics are working.
Hi @chey, no, with the pro minis and MySensors lib I couldn't get less.
Didn't measure with yet another multimeter though...
My battery sensors are working now for about a year and the battery levels are between 65% and 70%.
The sensor furthest from the gateway is at 65% and the 3 others at 70%.
Not bad I think.