Having trouble getting 2.0.1-beta running on Raspberry Pi2 as gateway and controller



  • I think I've read every topic on this so far and I must have tried every combination.... and I'm stuck, so I'm hoping someone can see my mistake and help me get this sorted

    Here is how I setup MySensors on my Raspberry Pi 2 - I followed the guide to install the NRF24L01+ PA/LNA radio with 4.7µ decoupling (and it previously worked on version 1.4 of mysensors)

    Here is the contents of my mysGateway.cpp

    #include <iostream>
    #include <cstdio>
    #include <unistd.h>
    #define MY_LINUX_CONFIG_FILE "/etc/mysensors.dat"
    #define MY_GATEWAY_MAX_CLIENTS 20
    #define MY_IS_SERIAL_PTY
    #define MY_LINUX_SERIAL_PTY "/dev/ttyMySensorsGateway"
    #define MY_LINUX_SERIAL_GROUPNAME "tty"
    #include <MySensors.h>
    void setup() {}
    void presentation() {}
    void loop() {}
    

    Here is how I make and then monitor it

    ./configure --my-gateway=serial --my-rf24-pa-level=RF24_PA_LOW
    sudo make all
    sudo make install
    sudo ./examples_linux/mysGateway -d
    

    Here is my Arduino Node code - It's a simple Uno with a DHT sensor and an NRF24L01+ radio with 4.7µ decoupling

    #define MY_DEBUG
    #define MY_RADIO_NRF24
    #define MY_NODE_ID 5
    #define MY_PARENT_NODE_ID 0
    
    #include <SPI.h>
    #include <MySensors.h>  
    #include <DHT.h>  
    
    #define CHILD_ID_HUM 0
    #define CHILD_ID_TEMP 1
    #define HUMIDITY_SENSOR_DIGITAL_PIN 5
    
    DHT dht;
    float lastTemp;
    float lastHum;
    boolean metric = true; 
    MyMessage msgHum(CHILD_ID_HUM, V_HUM);
    MyMessage msgTemp(CHILD_ID_TEMP, V_TEMP);
    
    unsigned long pMillis_DHT = 0;
    long sCheck_DHT = 10000;
    
    bool requestACK = false;
    
    void setup(){ 
      dht.setup(HUMIDITY_SENSOR_DIGITAL_PIN); 
      metric = getConfig().isMetric;
    }
    void presentation(){ 
      // Send the Sketch Version Information to the Gateway
      sendSketchInfo("Just Temperature and Humidity", "0.1");
      // Register all sensors to gw (they will be created as child devices)
      present(CHILD_ID_HUM, S_HUM, "DHT22 Humidity", requestACK);
      present(CHILD_ID_TEMP, S_TEMP, "DHT22 Temperature", requestACK);
    }
    
    void loop(){  
      unsigned long currentMillis = millis();
     
      // Check Temp and Humidity
      if (currentMillis - pMillis_DHT >= sCheck_DHT){
        pMillis_DHT = currentMillis;
        
        float temperature = dht.getTemperature();
        if (isnan(temperature)) {
            Serial.println("Failed reading temperature from DHT");
        } else if (temperature != lastTemp) {
          lastTemp = temperature;
          if (!metric) {
            temperature = dht.toFahrenheit(temperature);
          }
          send(msgTemp.set(temperature, 1));
          #ifdef MY_DEBUG
          Serial.print("T: ");
          Serial.println(temperature);
          #endif
        }
        
        // Fetch humidity from DHT sensor
        float humidity = dht.getHumidity();
        if (isnan(humidity)) {
            Serial.println("Failed reading humidity from DHT");
        } else if (humidity != lastHum) {
            lastHum = humidity;
            send(msgHum.set(humidity, 1));
            #ifdef MY_DEBUG
            Serial.print("H: ");
            Serial.println(humidity);
            #endif
        }
      }
    }
    

    So far I thought I was doing everything correctly.... but here is my debug output

    On Gateway (Rp2) -The last 6 lines continue to repeat

    mysGateway: Starting gateway...
    mysGateway: Protocol version - 2.0.1-beta
    mysGateway: MCO:BGN:INIT GW,CP=RNNG---,VER=2.0.1-beta
    mysGateway: TSF:LRT:OK
    mysGateway: TSM:INIT
    mysGateway: TSM:INIT:TSP OK
    mysGateway: TSM:INIT:GW MODE
    mysGateway: TSM:READY
    mysGateway: MCO:REG:NOT NEEDED
    mysGateway: MCO:BGN:STP
    mysGateway: MCO:BGN:INIT OK,ID=0,PAR=0,DIS=0,REG=1
    mysGateway: TSF:MSG:READ,5-5-255,s=255,c=3,t=7,pt=0,l=0,sg=0:
    mysGateway: TSF:MSG:BC
    mysGateway: TSF:MSG:FPAR REQ,ID=5
    mysGateway: TSF:CKU:OK,FCTRL
    mysGateway: TSF:MSG:GWL OK
    mysGateway: TSF:MSG:SEND,0-0-5-5,s=255,c=3,t=8,pt=1,l=1,sg=0,ft=0,st=OK:0
    mysGateway: TSF:MSG:READ,5-5-0,s=255,c=3,t=24,pt=1,l=1,sg=0:1
    mysGateway: TSF:MSG:PINGED,ID=5,HP=1
    mysGateway: !TSF:MSG:SEND,0-0-5-5,s=255,c=3,t=25,pt=1,l=1,sg=0,ft=0,st=NACK:1
    mysGateway: TSF:MSG:READ,5-5-0,s=255,c=3,t=24,pt=1,l=1,sg=0:1
    mysGateway: TSF:MSG:PINGED,ID=5,HP=1
    mysGateway: !TSF:MSG:SEND,0-0-5-5,s=255,c=3,t=25,pt=1,l=1,sg=0,ft=0,st=NACK:1
    mysGateway: TSF:MSG:READ,5-5-0,s=255,c=3,t=24,pt=1,l=1,sg=0:1
    mysGateway: TSF:MSG:PINGED,ID=5,HP=1
    mysGateway: !TSF:MSG:SEND,0-0-5-5,s=255,c=3,t=25,pt=1,l=1,sg=0,ft=0,st=NACK:1
    mysGateway: TSF:MSG:READ,5-5-0,s=255,c=3,t=24,pt=1,l=1,sg=0:1
    mysGateway: TSF:MSG:PINGED,ID=5,HP=1
    mysGateway: !TSF:MSG:SEND,0-0-5-5,s=255,c=3,t=25,pt=1,l=1,sg=0,ft=0,st=NACK:1
    mysGateway: TSF:MSG:READ,5-5-255,s=255,c=3,t=7,pt=0,l=0,sg=0:
    mysGateway: TSF:MSG:BC
    mysGateway: TSF:MSG:FPAR REQ,ID=5
    mysGateway: TSF:CKU:OK,FCTRL
    mysGateway: TSF:MSG:GWL OK
    mysGateway: !TSF:MSG:SEND,0-0-5-5,s=255,c=3,t=8,pt=1,l=1,sg=0,ft=0,st=NACK:0
    mysGateway: TSF:MSG:READ,5-5-255,s=255,c=3,t=7,pt=0,l=0,sg=0:
    mysGateway: TSF:MSG:BC
    mysGateway: TSF:MSG:FPAR REQ,ID=5
    mysGateway: TSF:CKU:OK,FCTRL
    mysGateway: TSF:MSG:GWL OK
    mysGateway: !TSF:MSG:SEND,0-0-5-5,s=255,c=3,t=8,pt=1,l=1,sg=0,ft=0,st=NACK:0
    mysGateway: TSF:MSG:READ,5-5-255,s=255,c=3,t=7,pt=0,l=0,sg=0:
    mysGateway: TSF:MSG:BC
    mysGateway: TSF:MSG:FPAR REQ,ID=5
    mysGateway: TSF:CKU:OK,FCTRL
    mysGateway: TSF:MSG:GWL OK
    mysGateway: !TSF:MSG:SEND,0-0-5-5,s=255,c=3,t=8,pt=1,l=1,sg=0,ft=0,st=NACK:0
    mysGateway: TSF:MSG:READ,5-5-255,s=255,c=3,t=7,pt=0,l=0,sg=0:
    mysGateway: TSF:MSG:BC
    mysGateway: TSF:MSG:FPAR REQ,ID=5
    mysGateway: TSF:CKU:OK,FCTRL
    mysGateway: TSF:MSG:GWL OK
    
    

    On Arduino Node

    0 MCO:BGN:INIT NODE,CP=RNNNA--,VER=2.0.1-beta
    4 TSM:INIT
    10 TSM:INIT:TSP OK
    12 TSM:INIT:STATID=5
    14 TSF:SID:OK,ID=5
    15 TSM:FPAR
    51 TSF:MSG:SEND,5-5-255-255,s=255,c=3,t=7,pt=0,l=0,sg=0,ft=0,st=OK:
    504 TSF:MSG:READ,0-0-5,s=255,c=3,t=8,pt=1,l=1,sg=0:0
    508 TSF:MSG:FPAR PREF
    510 TSF:MSG:FPAR OK,ID=0,D=1
    514 TSM:FPAR:OK
    515 TSM:ID
    516 TSM:ID:OK
    518 TSM:UPL
    553 !TSF:MSG:SEND,5-5-0-0,s=255,c=3,t=24,pt=1,l=1,sg=0,ft=0,st=NACK:1
    2562 TSM:UPL
    2567 TSF:MSG:SEND,5-5-0-0,s=255,c=3,t=24,pt=1,l=1,sg=0,ft=1,st=OK:1
    4574 TSM:UPL
    4576 TSF:MSG:SEND,5-5-0-0,s=255,c=3,t=24,pt=1,l=1,sg=0,ft=0,st=OK:1
    6584 TSM:UPL
    6620 !TSF:MSG:SEND,5-5-0-0,s=255,c=3,t=24,pt=1,l=1,sg=0,ft=0,st=NACK:1
    8628 !TSM:UPL:FAIL
    8629 TSM:FPAR
    8666 TSF:MSG:SEND,5-5-255-255,s=255,c=3,t=7,pt=0,l=0,sg=0,ft=1,st=OK:
    10673 !TSM:FPAR:NO REPLY
    10675 TSM:FPAR
    10711 TSF:MSG:SEND,5-5-255-255,s=255,c=3,t=7,pt=0,l=0,sg=0,ft=0,st=OK:
    12719 !TSM:FPAR:NO REPLY
    12721 TSM:FPAR
    12756 TSF:MSG:SEND,5-5-255-255,s=255,c=3,t=7,pt=0,l=0,sg=0,ft=0,st=OK:
    14765 !TSM:FPAR:NO REPLY
    14767 TSM:FPAR
    14802 TSF:MSG:SEND,5-5-255-255,s=255,c=3,t=7,pt=0,l=0,sg=0,ft=0,st=OK:
    

    So I'm totally confused by these messages... it seems like they are hearing each other but are having trouble communicating properly.

    HELP!!!



  • Other things I've tried....

    1. make sure the connections are good --- CHECK
    2. make sure there is enough distance --- CHECK (about 15 feet)
    3. cleareepron on node and reload code --- CHECK
    4. test with two arduinos -- CHECK (I setup another arduino with a radio as a gateway and it communicated properly with the node described above)

    Also, I'm using a fresh download of the mysensor libraries... from yesterday on both the Rp2 and my arduino



  • Just tried a few more things...

    1. added irq pin 15 to Rp2, then rebuild with the following --- CHECK
    ./configure --my-gateway=serial --my-rf24-pa-level=RF24_PA_LOW --my-rf24-irq-pin=15
    
    1. soldered decoupling capacitor to both radios (previously they were jammed into the wires) --- CHECK
    2. rechecked all wires --- CHECK


  • UPDATE

    I think it's a problem with the arduino board itself.

    So since my previous posts I've tried multiple radios and I've got a 4 working nodes now:

    1. Mega + NRF24
    2. UNO R3 + NRF24
    3. DCcEle (clone) + NRF24
    4. Nano DCCduino (clone) + NRF24

    Plus the Raspberry Pi 2 as gateway with NRF24L01+ PA/LNA is working.

    So... it seems like it's a problem with that Uno board.... weird.

    I've tried multiple radios (specifically ones that worked on the other boards) and none of them work. Like I said before, the board and the Rp2 seem to be communication but not properly.

    Has anyone ran into a similar problem before?


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