@Yveaux Thanks for the tips
you could have used a nano (saves separate usb socket)
That is a good point, but I already bought 10x Pro Mini because I plan to also make some sensors where size matters (I would like to have sensors in standard light switch box). And my idea was to use the same HW as much as possible because of spare parts (I have no idea how reliable these things are - this is why did not solder it directly but used the headers) and also I can reuse experience from each sensor build for another (I expect that there are small details than might differ between different boards).
I wonder how you go with all the cabling from here? I usually prefer a more decentralized approach, where each (or maybe a couple) sensor has its own node. These can then be battery powered and cabling will be minimal.
I already have the wiring ready from the time when I build my house, actually these reed switches are drilled in to the window frame and all the cables lead to the same place - shed under stair that I call "server room" Original idea was that it will be connected to some standard alarm system like Paradox or Honeywell.
But with the planned room sensors I will most probably go for the battery powered sensors with some sort of radio connection (another aspect that mysensors solution will easily provide) as leading the cables now to each room would be very complicated and messy.
@PeteKnight I'm also trying to control my Gaviota awnings with no success, my remote is not from Gaviota but a white label one (It says it uses rolling codes - it's the MX96 https://cloud.motorline.pt/download/manuais/eletronica/mx95-96-97_pt.pdf). I've tried decoding the codes with a cheap RF receiver hooked up with an ESP32 with espHome. I can get some codes sometimes, if I keep my finger pressed for a long time, but none of them work and they do not seam consistent. Since I do not have a raspberry I cannot run that code from Raspi-Rollo.
How did you use audacity to decode the codes? Would you mind sharing the codes you got so I can see if they work here? I have 2 awnings, and I can select which one I control on the remote, does that mean that they are using different codes?
I have problems with the same sensor, the minimum or shortest measurement is 40 cm, and yet in its technical characteristics it says that the minimum is 20 cm.
Will we have to calibrate something?
@ikkeT what cap did you put on the nrf?
because i also did have problems with transmission and i solved it with other caps in parrallel on vcc and gnd!
when on batteries:
on the voltage regulator i think also before 0.1nf and a 10uf to lower the noise on the power line output
what you think about that?
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