Advice about RF nRF24L01+ to send/receive sensory information



  • Hello! πŸ˜ƒ

    I'm a beginner and I'd like to ask you guys about the RF nRF24L01+

    I want to use a hall sensor module to measure the speed and a voltage sensor module to measure the battery level of a Remote Control Car. One Arduino UNO stays on the Car to get these information of the sensors and then the RF nRF24L01+ send them to another Arduino UNO(near to the Car) that receives with another RF nRF24L01+ and display the information in a LCD 20x4.
    This Remote Control Car is going to operate only in short distances(like inside a house).

    Have anyone done a project similar like this? Is it too hard?
    The RF nRF24L01+ operates with 2.4GHz and the remote control with 27MHZ, am I going to have problems with interferences?

    Thanks a lot in advance! πŸ‘


  • Mod

    Welcome to the MySensors forum @Walyson-Albuquerque-Machado

    What you are describing should be pretty easy. The radios will not interfere with eachother.

    An example for how to use MySensors with a display is available at https://www.mysensors.org/build/display but don't use the code there (it is for MySensors 1.x), use the RealTimeClockDisplaySensor example included in https://github.com/mysensors/MySensorsArduinoExamples

    Instructions on how to measure and report battery level is available at https://www.mysensors.org/build/battery#measuring-and-reporting-battery-level

    Using a controller would probably be overkill for this project, unless you want graphs of the battery level. Read more about the differenc components in a MySensors network at https://www.mysensors.org/about/network

    If you don't use a controller you'll need to set CHILD_ID in the sketch.

    Start small, perhabs by building the lcd device and making it display some text. What that is working, move on to the next step. Don't try to build everything at once.



  • @mfalkvidd Thank you! I really appreciated your advices.

    I'm using two Arduinos UNO and at the moment I can see battery level using a lcd and a voltage sensor module.

    Now I'm going to build the nRF module, but I have a doubt about the Arduino UNO pin using SPI interface MOSI, MISO and SCK.

    One UNO with nRF > pin 11, 12 and 13 / SD card > pin 11, 12 and 13

    Another UNO with nRF > pin 11, 12 and 13 / lcd > pin 11, 12, 2, 3, 4 and 5

    They use the same pins, what am I gonna do? Put them in parallel?

    Thanks!


  • Mod

    @Walyson-Albuquerque-Machado it depends on which libraries and which lcd and sd card reader you are using. Some can be put in parallell, with addition of a slave select pin. An alternative is to use softspi as described in https://www.mysensors.org/build/ethernet_gateway and https://github.com/mysensors/MySensors/blob/development/examples/GatewayW5100/GatewayW5100.ino#L57

    With softspi, an extra spi bus is created and one of the components (the w5100 ethernet module in the above example) is connected to the extra bus so it does not interfere with the nrf.

    https://learn.sparkfun.com/tutorials/serial-peripheral-interface-spi is a good start if you want to learn more about spi.



  • Hey!
    Thanks @mfalkvidd !

    I'm trying to make the module nRF24l01+ work with the micro SD card in parallell and I'm having some trouble.

    The micro SD card is working, but the nRF24l01+ not.
    The nRF24l01+ works fine when there's no micro SD card.

    Can anyone give me a help, please!?

    TX:

    #include <SPI.h>
    #include <RF24.h>
    
    #define REFRESH_TIME 1000
    
    RF24 radio (9, 10);
    byte enderecos[][6] = {"1node"};
    
    float dadosenviados[2];
    
    // Bateria
    int sensorTensaoDC = A0;
    float valorTensaoDC;
    int amostragem = 1000;
    float mediaTotalTensaoDC = 0;
    float R1 = 28000.0;  
    float R2 = 7600.0;
    int sensorValue_aux = 0;
    float voltsporUnidade = 0.004887586;// 5%1023
    
    //Velocidade
    unsigned long lastRefresh = millis();   
    float circMetric = 0.17;
    volatile long loopCount = 0;   
    
    
    void setup () 
    {  
      analogReference(DEFAULT);
      pinMode(A0, INPUT);
      
      attachInterrupt(0, speedCalc, RISING); 
    
      
      radio.begin();
      radio.openWritingPipe(enderecos[0]);  
      radio.stopListening(); 
    }
      
    void bateria ()
    {
      mediaTotalTensaoDC = 0;
      
      for(int i=0; i < amostragem ; i++)
      {
        valorTensaoDC = analogRead(sensorTensaoDC);
        valorTensaoDC =(valorTensaoDC*voltsporUnidade);
        mediaTotalTensaoDC = mediaTotalTensaoDC+ (valorTensaoDC / (R2/(R1+R2)));
        delay(1);
      }
      dadosenviados[0] = mediaTotalTensaoDC / amostragem;  
    }
    
    void velocidade ()
    {
      if (millis() - lastRefresh >= REFRESH_TIME)
      { 
        
        detachInterrupt(0);    
        
        dadosenviados[1] = (3600*circMetric*loopCount)/(millis() - lastRefresh);
            
        loopCount = 0;
        lastRefresh = millis();
        
        attachInterrupt(0, speedCalc, RISING);
      }  
    }
    
    void speedCalc()
    {
      loopCount++;
    }
    
    void envio ()
    {
      radio.write(&dadosenviados, sizeof(dadosenviados));
      delay(10);
    }
      
    void loop()
    { 
      dadosenviados[0] = 0;
      dadosenviados[1] = 0;
      bateria();
      velocidade();
      envio();
    }
    

    RX:

    #include <SD.h>
    #include <SPI.h>
    #include <RF24.h>
    #include <LiquidCrystal.h>
    
    #define CE_PIN   9 // RF
    #define CSN_PIN 10 //RF
    
    #define SS_P 8// SD
    
    RF24 radio (9, 10);
    
    
    byte enderecos[][6] = {"1node"};
    
    File dataFile;
    
    LiquidCrystal lcd(3, 2, 7, 6, 5, 4);
    
    String dadosrecebidos[2];
    
    void setup () 
    {
    
    pinMode(CSN_PIN, OUTPUT); // RF
    pinMode(CE_PIN, OUTPUT); // RF
    pinMode(SS_P, OUTPUT); // SD 
      
      digitalWrite(SS_P, HIGH); 
      digitalWrite(CSN_PIN, HIGH); 
      digitalWrite(CE_PIN, HIGH);
    
      SPI.begin();
      delay(50);		
     
      digitalWrite(CSN_PIN, LOW);                 
      digitalWrite(CE_PIN, LOW);
        
        radio.begin();
        radio.openReadingPipe(1, enderecos[0]);
        radio.startListening();
        
      digitalWrite(CSN_PIN, HIGH);
        
      lcd.begin(20, 4);
      lcd.clear();
      lcd.setCursor(5, 0);
      lcd.print("Teste 1.6");
      delay(5000);
      lcd.setCursor(3, 2);
      lcd.print("Carregando...");
      delay(5000);
      lcd.clear();
      
      digitalWrite(SS_P, LOW);
        
        if (SD.begin(SS_P))
      {
        lcd.setCursor(0, 0);
        lcd.print("Cartao presente!");
        lcd.setCursor(0, 1);
        lcd.print("Pronto para gravar.");
        delay(5000);
        lcd.setCursor(3, 3);
        lcd.print("Iniciando...");
        delay(5000);
      }
      else
      {
        lcd.setCursor(0, 0);
        lcd.print("Insira o cartao!");
        lcd.setCursor(0, 1);
        lcd.print("Se ja inseriu,");
        lcd.setCursor(0, 2);
        lcd.print("verifique o");
        lcd.setCursor(0, 3);
        lcd.print("cartao");
        delay(5000);
      }
        dataFile = SD.open("datalog.txt", FILE_WRITE);
        if (dataFile)
        { 
        dataFile.println("TensΓ£o e velocidade");
         
        dataFile.close();
        }
        else 
        {
        dataFile.println("Erro");
        }
      digitalWrite(SS_P, HIGH);
    } 
    
    void recebido ()
    {
      digitalWrite(CE_PIN, LOW);  
      digitalWrite(CSN_PIN, LOW); 
       
       if (radio.available())
       {
        while (radio.available())
        {
          radio.read(&dadosrecebidos, sizeof(dadosrecebidos));
        }
       
        lcd.clear();
        lcd.setCursor(0, 0);
        lcd.print("TENSAO");
        lcd.setCursor(7, 0);
        lcd.print(dadosrecebidos[0]);
        lcd.print("VOLTS");
        lcd.setCursor(0, 1);
        lcd.print("VELOCIDADE");
        lcd.setCursor(11, 1);
        lcd.print(dadosrecebidos[1]);
        lcd.print("KM/H");
       }
       
       digitalWrite(CSN_PIN, HIGH);
    } 
    
    void gravar()
    {
        digitalWrite(SS_P, LOW); 
    
      // make a string for assembling the data to log:
      String dataString = ""; //this line simply erases the string
      dataString += "Tensao ";
      dataString += (dadosrecebidos[0]);
      dataString += " VOLTS";
      dataString += " / ";     //puts a comma between the two bits of data
      dataString += "Velocidade ";
      dataString += (dadosrecebidos[1]);
      dataString += " KM/H";
      delay (1000);
    
      dataFile = SD.open("datalog.txt", FILE_WRITE);
     
      // if the file is available, write to it:
      if (dataFile) 
      {
        dataFile.println(dataString);
        dataFile.close();
      }
      // if the file isn't open, pop up an error:
      else 
      {
        dataFile.println("Erro");
      }
        digitalWrite(SS_P, HIGH); 
    }
    
    void loop () 
    {
      recebido();
      gravar();
    }```

  • Hero Member

    @Walyson-Albuquerque-Machado from your sketch I conclude that you are not using MySensors as framework for creating you sensor and logger.
    @mfalkvidd gave you some good suggestions for using a SPI bus interface.
    The purpose of this forum is to work with/ discuss the MySensors framework.

    Give MySensors a try and discover that it solves a lot of your low level interface issues.



  • @AWI Hi.
    Sure, I'm going to try and then I come back here.

    Thanks.



  • Hey. I'm trying to use Mysensors, but I got these errors. Are there a specific command that I should use? I didn't find any example.

    error: 'RF24' does not name a type RF24 radio(MY_RF24_CE_PIN, MY_RF24_CS_PIN);

    error: 'radio' was not declared in this scope radio.begin();


  • Hero Member

    @Walyson-Albuquerque-Machado The MySensors site is full of examples. You probably have an incomplete instalation or conflicting (RF24) libararies. Try getting started



  • I'm getting started and I'm researching about Mysensors. I would like some tips, please.

    I know that I must set this first:

    #define RF24_CE_PIN       9
    #define RF24_CS_PIN      10
    #define RF24_PA_LEVEL      RF24_PA_MAX
    #define RF24_PA_LEVEL_GW   RF24_PA_LOW
    #define RF24_CHANNEL     76
    #define RF24_DATARATE      RF24_250KBPS
    #define RF24_BASE_RADIO_ID ((uint64_t)0xA8A8E1FC00LL)
    #define SOFTSPI
    #ifdef SOFTSPI
      const uint8_t SOFT_SPI_MISO_PIN = 16;
        const uint8_t SOFT_SPI_MOSI_PIN = 15;
        const uint8_t SOFT_SPI_SCK_PIN = 14;
    #endif
    
    #include <MyConfig.h>
    #include <MySensors.h>
    

    And I know that in 2.0.x I don't need to set this:

     .begin();
    

    But I don't know how to define in Mysensors when it's Writing / stopListening and Reading / startListening

    radio.openWritingPipe(enderecos[0]);  
    radio.stopListening(); 
    
    openReadingPipe(1, enderecos[0]);
    startListening();
    

    Also how to Write the sensor information and Read:

    radio.write(&dadosenviados, sizeof(dadosenviados));
    
     if (radio.available())
       {
        while (radio.available())
        {
          radio.read(&dadosrecebidos, sizeof(dadosrecebidos));
        }
    

    Is this how I send the sensor information? If so, how do I read?

    void presentation()  
    { 
      sendSketchInfo("Distance Sensor", "1.0");
      present(CHILD_ID, S_DISTANCE);
    }
    

  • Hero Member

    @Walyson-Albuquerque-Machado You are getting on track. You should not bother about the radio, it is hidden (abstracted) in MySensors. You send with the "send" function and receive with the "receive" function. Everything as described in the API.

    I would suggest you build a simple sensor/sketch (i.e. relay actuator) before diving deeper.

    I am still taking some tough lessons combining devices on the SPI bus. Like @mfalkvidd mentioned in his post

    Let us know your progress.



  • I'm trying to do the battery level example and I'm getting this:

    Starting sensor (RNNNA-, 2.0.0)
    TSM:INIT
    TSM:RADIO:OK
    TSP:ASSIGNID:OK (ID=10)
    TSM:FPAR
    TSP:MSG:SEND 10-10-255-255 s=255,c=3,t=7,pt=0,l=0,sg=0,ft=0,st=bc:
    TSP:MSG:READ 10-10-255 s=255,c=3,t=7,pt=0,l=0,sg=0:
    TSP:MSG:BC
    TSM:FPAR
    TSP:MSG:SEND 10-10-255-255 s=255,c=3,t=7,pt=0,l=0,sg=0,ft=0,st=bc:
    TSP:MSG:READ 10-10-255 s=255,c=3,t=7,pt=0,l=0,sg=0:
    TSP:MSG:BC
    TSM:FPAR
    TSP:MSG:SEND 10-10-255-255 s=255,c=3,t=7,pt=0,l=0,sg=0,ft=0,st=bc:
    TSM:FPAR
    TSP:MSG:SEND 10-10-255-255 s=255,c=3,t=7,pt=0,l=0,sg=0,ft=0,st=bc:
    !TSM:FPAR:FAIL
    !TSM:FAILURE
    TSM:PDT
    

    What does it mean? Why can't I read the serial messages?


  • Hero Member

    @Walyson-Albuquerque-Machado
    Your node does not find a parent (gateway) so no response from another node. For documentation: a little indirect but this post by @mfalkvidd should help.



  • Ok, I'm getting there. I appreciate your advices, thanks. πŸ˜„
    Now I can see the battery level in the serial. But I didn't understand how to receive the battery level in the gateway to show on my LCD display.

    Gateway ok:

    0;255;3;0;9;Starting gateway (RNNGA-, 2.0.0)
    0;255;3;0;9;TSM:INIT
    0;255;3;0;9;TSM:RADIO:OK
    0;255;3;0;9;TSM:GW MODE
    0;255;3;0;9;TSM:READY
    0;255;3;0;14;Gateway startup complete.
    0;255;0;0;18;2.0.0
    0;255;3;0;9;No registration required
    0;255;3;0;9;Init complete, id=0, parent=0, distance=0, registration=1
    0;255;3;0;9;TSP:MSG:READ 10-10-255 s=255,c=3,t=7,pt=0,l=0,sg=0:
    0;255;3;0;9;TSP:MSG:BC
    0;255;3;0;9;TSP:MSG:FPAR REQ (sender=10)
    0;255;3;0;9;TSP:CHKUPL:OK (FLDCTRL)
    0;255;3;0;9;TSP:MSG:GWL OK
    0;255;3;0;9;TSP:MSG:SEND 0-0-10-10 s=255,c=3,t=8,pt=1,l=1,sg=0,ft=0,st=ok:0
    0;255;3;0;9;TSP:MSG:READ 10-10-0 s=255,c=3,t=24,pt=1,l=1,sg=0:1
    0;255;3;0;9;TSP:MSG:PINGED (ID=10, hops=1)
    0;255;3;0;9;TSP:MSG:SEND 0-0-10-10 s=255,c=3,t=25,pt=1,l=1,sg=0,ft=0,st=ok:1
    0;255;3;0;9;TSP:MSG:READ 10-10-0 s=255,c=3,t=15,pt=6,l=2,sg=0:0100
    0;255;3;0;9;TSP:MSG:SEND 0-0-10-10 s=255,c=3,t=15,pt=6,l=2,sg=0,ft=0,st=ok:0100
    0;255;3;0;9;TSP:MSG:READ 10-10-0 s=255,c=0,t=17,pt=0,l=5,sg=0:2.0.0
    10;255;0;0;17;2.0.0
    0;255;3;0;9;TSP:MSG:READ 10-10-0 s=255,c=3,t=6,pt=1,l=1,sg=0:0
    10;255;3;0;6;0
    0;255;3;0;9;TSP:MSG:READ 10-10-0 s=255,c=3,t=11,pt=0,l=13,sg=0:Battery Meter
    0;255;3;0;9;TSP:MSG:READ 10-10-0 s=255,c=3,t=12,pt=0,l=3,sg=0:1.0
    0;255;3;0;9;TSP:MSG:READ 10-10-0 s=255,c=3,t=26,pt=1,l=1,sg=0:2
    0;255;3;0;9;TSP:MSG:SEND 0-0-10-10 s=255,c=3,t=27,pt=1,l=1,sg=0,ft=0,st=ok:1
    

    Node ok:

    Starting sensor (RNNNA-, 2.0.0)
    TSM:INIT
    RF24:write register, reg=0, value=14
    RF24:read register, reg=6, value=35
    RF24:flushRX
    TSM:RADIO:OK
    RF24:start listening
    RF24:write register, reg=10, value=10
    TSP:ASSIGNID:OK (ID=10)
    TSM:FPAR
    RF24:stop listening
    RF24:write register, reg=0, value=14
    RF24:open writing pipe, recipient=255
    RF24:write register, reg=10, value=255
    RF24:send message to 255, len=7
    RF24:flushTX
    RF24:MAX_RT
    TSP:MSG:READ 0-0-10 s=255,c=3,t=8,pt=1,l=1,sg=0:0
    TSP:MSG:FPAR RES (ID=0, dist=0)
    TSP:MSG:FPAR (PPAR FOUND)
    TSP:MSG:PAR OK (ID=0, dist=1)
    TSM:FPAR:OK
    TSM:ID
    TSM:CHKID:OK (ID=10)
    TSM:UPL
    TSP:PING:SEND (dest=0)
    TSP:MSG:PONG RECV (hops=1)
    TSP:CHKUPL:OK
    TSM:UPL:OK
    TSM:READY
    Init complete, id=10, parent=0, distance=1, registration=1
    Battery Voltage: 0.00 V
    Battery Voltage: 5.91 V
    Battery Voltage: 5.91 V
    

  • Hero Member

    @Walyson-Albuquerque-Machado Back to one of your previous posts. What kind of LCD display are you using. Do you have one with I2C interface?



  • Hey. I don't have I2C interface. Do I need it?

    I have one like this, 20x4:


  • Hero Member

    @Walyson-Albuquerque-Machado It is much easier to connect an I2C display (only 2 wires and power).But if you have pins left on your arduino and the patience to solder you're ok.

    an adapter plate:



  • I have pins and I have already done this. 😝



  • Is that how I send ? Can I use BINARY to my hall effect sensor? I'm using the digital pin to count every time it passes through a magnet.

    MyMessage msg(NODE_ID, V_STATUS);
    
    float value = 0;
    
    void presentation()
    {
        present(NODE_ID, S_BINARY);
    }
    
    void loop()
    {
        send(msg.set(value));
    }
    

    Is that how I receive?

    void receive(const MyMessage &message) {
        // Handle incoming message
    }
    


  • Please, someone tell me how to get the voltage that i'm receiving. I've tried many things, I don't know why this doesn't work.

    msgvolt.getFloat();
    

    I can see the battery in the gateway through serial, but I don't know how to get it to show on the LCD.

    Node:

    #define MY_DEBUG 
    #define MY_DEBUG_VERBOSE_RF24
    #define MY_RADIO_NRF24
    #define DESTINATION_NODE 0      
    #define MY_NODE_ID 10
    #define MY_PARENT_NODE_ID  0
    #define MY_PARENT_NODE_IS_STATIC
    #define MY_RF24_CE_PIN 9
    #define MY_RF24_CS_PIN 10
    #define MY_RF24_PA_LEVEL RF24_PA_LOW
    #define MY_RF24_PA_LEVEL_GW RF24_PA_LOW
    #define MY_RF24_CHANNEL 76
    #define MY_RF24_DATARATE RF24_250KBPS
    
    
    #include <SPI.h>
    #include <MySensors.h>
    
    
    int sensorTensaoDC = A0;
    float valorTensaoDC;
    int amostragem = 1000;
    float mediaTotalTensaoDC = 0;
    float R1 = 28000.0;  
    float R2 = 7600.0;
    int sensorValue_aux = 0;
    float voltsporUnidade = 0.005278592; // 5%1023
    
    float dadosenviados;
    
    
    MyMessage msgvolt(4, V_VOLTAGE);
    
    void setup()  
    {
      analogReference(DEFAULT);
      pinMode(A0, INPUT);
    }
    
    void presentation() {
       sendSketchInfo("Battery Meter", "1.0");
       present(4, S_MULTIMETER, "Voltage", true);
    }
    
    void loop()
    {
       mediaTotalTensaoDC = 0;
      for(int i=0; i < amostragem ; i++)
      {
        valorTensaoDC = analogRead(sensorTensaoDC);
    
        valorTensaoDC =(valorTensaoDC*voltsporUnidade);
        mediaTotalTensaoDC = mediaTotalTensaoDC+ (valorTensaoDC / (R2/(R1+R2)));
      }
      dadosenviados = mediaTotalTensaoDC / amostragem;
      
      
       Serial.print("Battery Voltage: ");
       Serial.print(dadosenviados);
       Serial.println(" V");
    
     send(msgvolt.setDestination(DESTINATION_NODE).set(dadosenviados, 2), 1);
      wait(2000);
    
    }
    

    Gateway:

    #define MY_DEBUG
    #define MY_RADIO_NRF24
    #define MY_GATEWAY_SERIAL
    #define MY_NODE_ID 0
    #define DESTINATION_NODE 10 
    #define MY_RF24_CE_PIN 9
    #define MY_RF24_CS_PIN 10
    #define MY_RF24_PA_LEVEL RF24_PA_LOW
    #define MY_RF24_PA_LEVEL_GW RF24_PA_LOW
    #define MY_RF24_CHANNEL 76
    #define MY_RF24_DATARATE RF24_250KBPS
    
    #include <MySensors.h>
    #include <LiquidCrystal.h>
    #include <SPI.h>
    
    float dadosenviados = 0;
    
    MyMessage msgvolt(4, V_VOLTAGE);
    
    LiquidCrystal lcd(3, 2, 7, 6, 5, 4);
    
    void setup()  
    {
      lcd.begin(20, 4);
      lcd.clear();
      lcd.setCursor(5, 0);
      lcd.print("Teste 1.6");
      delay(5000);
      lcd.setCursor(3, 2);
      lcd.print("Carregando...");
      delay(5000);
      lcd.clear();
    }
    
    void presentation() {
          sendSketchInfo("Battery Meter", "2.0");
          present(4, S_MULTIMETER);
    }
    
    void receive(const MyMessage &msgvolt) {
      saveState(msgvolt.sensor, msgvolt.getFloat());
     dadosenviados = msgvolt.getFloat();
    request(4, V_VOLTAGE, 10);
    
    }         
    
    void incomingMessage(const MyMessage &msgvolt) {
    
    request(4, V_VOLTAGE, 10);
    dadosenviados = msgvolt.getFloat();
    
        lcd.clear();
        lcd.setCursor(0, 0);
        lcd.print("TENSAO");
        lcd.setCursor(7, 0);
        lcd.print(dadosenviados);
        lcd.print("VOLTS");
        lcd.setCursor(0, 1);
        lcd.print(msgvolt.getFloat());
        wait(1000);
          Serial.print("Battery Voltage: ")`;
       Serial.print(dadosenviados);
       Serial.println(" V");
    }
    
    void loop() {
    }
    

  • Hero Member

    @Walyson-Albuquerque-Machado a few things :

    • the receive routine should be the only place where you receive and read the incoming messages. So skip the incomingmessage routine and add its functionality to receive.

    • you don't need to 'request' anything as the node already sends messages all the time.

    • savestate writes only byte (8 bit) values, so you need to decompose a float to bytes in order to save it. (best to use an 'union' for that)

    Be aware that the gateway (node 0) receives the messages from all nodes connected. You need to make sure that that the incoming message is the one to display.

    In summary, to receive messages : the receive routine is called automatically when a message is received. You read the message content (store in a global variable) , and display it.



  • Ok, I'm going to erase the void incomingMessage(const MyMessage &msgvolt) and the request(4, V_VOLTAGE, 10).
    Also no savestate.

    I tried to store in a global variable and display, but I didn't understand It, how do I read!?

    void receive(const MyMessage &msgvolt) {
      if (msgvolt.type==V_VOLTAGE) {
        digitalWrite(msgvolt.sensor, msgvolt.getFloat());
      
     dadosenviados = msgvolt.getFloat();
    
    
    Serial.println(msgvolt.getFloat());
    Serial.println(dadosenviados);
    Serial.println(msgvolt.data);
    }
    

    This is what I'm getting in the serial:

    Node:

    Battery Voltage: 8.68 V
    RF24:stop listening
    RF24:write register, reg=0, value=14
    RF24:open writing pipe, recipient=0
    RF24:write register, reg=10, value=0
    RF24:write register, reg=16, value=0
    RF24:send message to 0, len=12
    RF24:flushTX
    RF24:write register, reg=7, value=48
    RF24:start listening
    RF24:write register, reg=0, value=15
    RF24:write register, reg=10, value=10
    TSP:MSG:SEND 10-10-0-0 s=4,c=1,t=38,pt=7,l=5,sg=0,ft=0,st=ok:8.68
    RF24:read message, len=12
    RF24:write register, reg=7, value=64
    TSP:MSG:READ 0-0-10 s=4,c=1,t=38,pt=7,l=5,sg=0:8.68
    Battery Voltage: 8.69 V
    

    Gateway:

    10;4;1;0;38;8.68
    0;255;3;0;9;TSP:MSG:READ 10-10-0 s=4,c=1,t=38,pt=7,l=5,sg=0:8.68
    0;255;3;0;9;TSP:MSG:ACK msg
    0;255;3;0;9;TSP:MSG:SEND 0-0-10-10 s=4,c=1,t=38,pt=7,l=5,sg=0,ft=0,st=ok:8.68
    10;4;1;0;38;8.68
    

  • Hero Member

    @Walyson-Albuquerque-Machado Apart from the line digitalWrite(msgvolt.sensor, msgvolt.getFloat()); (what do you want to accomplish here? wrtie a float value to a digital output?) it should be fine. The gateway is receiving the volt message so communication is working.

    this dadosenviados = msgvolt.getFloat(); variable should hold the value, but does not seem to be executed. Try with a println if the "receive" routine is called at all. As you are receiving values with a gateway (node = 0) this is a special case. I need to emulate this. As we seem to be living in a different timezones it can take a while...

    So if anybody else has a direct answer...



  • Hello! Hm, I removed the digitalWrite and I don't undestand why it doesn't get the data. I tried to print something in the receive routine and I got nothing. What do you mean about special case?

    Thanks for the time spent with me.


  • Hero Member

    @Walyson-Albuquerque-Machado I mirrored your setup and tried to read the messages coming into the gateway, No succes 😞

    The "special" situation is that it's only recent that a Gateway can have locally attached sensors (and actuators..) As mentioned before the gateway receives messages from all the sensors in a (standard) MySensors netword (node 0) to forward them to a controller.

    I'm sure I did this before so need to investigate a little further.

    Basic question is: Does the receive() function in a gateway react to incoming sensor messages?



  • Is my send routine from the arduino + nRF24L01 + sensor correct?

    send(msgvolt.setDestination(DESTINATION_NODE).set(dadosenviados, 2), 1);
    

    Or:

    send(msgvolt.set(dadosenviados, 2),  1);
    

    And the receive routine from the arduino + nRF24L01 ?

    void receive(const MyMessage &msgvolt) {
    
      if (msgvolt.type == V_VOLTAGE) {
          
     dadosenviados = msgvolt.getFloat();
    
    Serial.print("Incoming");
    Serial.println(msgvolt.getFloat());
    Serial.println(dadosenviados);
    }
    

    The configuration of the arduino + nRF24L01 + sensor:

    #define MY_DEBUG 
    #define MY_DEBUG_VERBOSE_RF24
    #define MY_RADIO_NRF24
    
    #define MY_NODE_ID 10
    
    #define MY_RF24_CE_PIN 9
    #define MY_RF24_CS_PIN 10
    #define MY_RF24_PA_LEVEL RF24_PA_LOW
    #define MY_RF24_PA_LEVEL_GW RF24_PA_LOW
    #define MY_RF24_CHANNEL 76
    #define MY_RF24_DATARATE RF24_250KBPS
    
    #include <SPI.h>
    #include <MySensors.h>
    

    The configuration of the arduino + nRF24L01:

    #define MY_DEBUG
    #define MY_RADIO_NRF24
    #define MY_DEBUG_VERBOSE_RF24
    
    #define MY_GATEWAY_SERIAL
    #define MY_NODE_ID 0
    
    #define MY_RF24_CE_PIN 9
    #define MY_RF24_CS_PIN 10
    #define MY_RF24_PA_LEVEL RF24_PA_HIGH
    #define MY_RF24_PA_LEVEL_GW RF24_PA_LOW
    #define MY_RF24_CHANNEL 76
    #define MY_RF24_DATARATE RF24_250KBPS
    
    
    #include <MySensors.h>
    #include <LiquidCrystal.h>
    #include <SPI.h>
    

  • Hero Member

    @Walyson-Albuquerque-Machado All of the code snippets you show seem to be ok. With respect to the #defines... most of these are default so need to include them (but nothing wrong in showing them). The Verbose output also gives me tooo much information if the radio is working.



  • @AWI, @mfalkvidd Thank you for your time trying to help me.

    I just found a Modified SD library to use pins A0-A3 for software SPI. I got it to work!!! So happy. πŸ˜†

    If anyone interests, the link is below:

    Modified SD library to use pins A0-A3 for software SPI
    0_1475856752676_SD-hardcode-use-pins-A0-A3.zip


  • Hero Member

    @Walyson-Albuquerque-Machado Thanks for the lib.
    Back to the issue that you are not receiving messages from your voltage sensor on your Gateway node:
    What is found is that messages sent to the gateway node are not interpreted by the node but directly forwarded to the serial port to the controller. The #else code below in my MyTransport.cpp is responsible for that. It don't know if it was for a reason but it gives a kind of inconsistency.. it is changed in the development branch..

    			// Hand over message to controller
    			gatewayTransportSend(_msg);
    		#else
    			// Call incoming message callback if available
    			if (receive) {
    				receive(_msg);
    			}
    

 

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