serial monitor

  • Dear All,

    I am new to MySensors and I tried my first project. On the serial MOnitor on Arduino, the controller is sending the following code find parent send: 255-255-255-255 s=255,c=3,t=7,pt=0,l=0,sg=0,st=bc:

    What does this means?

    My code is very basic to try the program:

    #include <MySensor.h>
    #include <SPI.h>
    #define ID 0
    #define OPEN 1
    #define CLOSE 0
    MySensor gw;
    MyMessage msg(ID, V_TRIPPED);
    void setup() {
      gw.present(ID, S_DOOR);
    void loop() {
    Thanks for your help

  • Contest Winner

    I believe it's just saying, that the node is looking for a good way. There are some posts on this topic that explain it. If you're really curious the API contains a lot of details.

  • Hardware Contributor


    Find parent means the node is trying to find its way to the gateway - and if this repeats it cant.
    Its either a range issue or a power issue. You can start by checking the gateway serial log and see if there is any info.
    Also, have you added a capacitor on the radios? This is very important since the radio is sensitive to power spikes.

    It this doesnt work start with changing the power source and check your wirings / ground connection on the node.
    Also you can try to move the node closer to the gateway - if this works and you have some distance between node and gateway you should consider a repeater.

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