RFM69/95 won't run
I am trying to read the soil moisture and send it via radio. Therefore I bought a SX1278 radio chip but can't get it run.
It is connected to my 3.3V arduino pro mini like described in the documentation:
SX1278 -> Arduino Pro Mini 3.3V GND -> GND VCC -> VCC MISO -> MISO (D11) MOSI -> MOSI (D12) SLCK -> SCK (D13) NSS -> SS (D10) DIO0 -> INT0 (D2)
Everytime I fire the arduino up, I see the following messages (debug activated):
208 MCO:BGN:INIT NODE,CP=RRNNA---,FQ=8,REL=255,VER=2.3.2 335 TSM:INIT 350 TSF:WUR:MS=0 419 !TSM:INIT:TSP FAIL 442 TSM:FAIL:CNT=1 462 TSM:FAIL:DIS 481 TSF:TDI:TSL
What does that mean and how can I fix it?
Thanks and regards!
Welcome to the MySensors community @cYnd !
The log parser is useful for interpreting the logs.
https://forum.mysensors.org/topic/666/debug-faq-and-how-ask-for-help/ shows them most common problems and how to troubleshoot them efficiently.
For init failed, the most common cause is a problem with the wiring. Triple-check the wiring. If you can't find any problem, post photos here and we'll try to spot what is wrong.
This indicates that you have configured a rfm69 radio. Rfm69 does not have a sx1278 chip. You probably want to configure it as rfm95.
thanks for the welcome
You're right, I should use RFM95 and I changed it. However the same error:
208 MCO:BGN:INIT NODE,CP=RLNNA---,FQ=8,REL=255,VER=2.3.2 335 TSM:INIT 350 TSF:WUR:MS=0 378 !TSM:INIT:TSP FAIL 401 TSM:FAIL:CNT=1 421 TSM:FAIL:DIS 440 TSF:TDI:TSL
Also I tried the log parser earlier but it just tells me "Transport device initialization failed". I need to figure out why it can't initialize that device. I quadrouple-checked the wires and can't see any issues
However here are some pcitures of it, maybe you find an issue? (Sorry, wiring is a bit messy )
So do you see anything odd in my wiring or do you have any idea why this isn't working?
@cYnd my guess would be insuffcient contact, or shorts between two or more pins. Learning to solder well takes some practice. You could use a multimeter to check if there are any shorts. Measuring good connectivity is trickier.
@mfalkvidd I tested shorts with my multimeter and didn't find any shorts. However I should receive next week some new of these chips and I will try to solder them new. Let's hope that that's the issue!