MySensors weather station



  • So now that I have the wind direction sensor working, I need to try to migrate the code into my weather_station sketch. One option that I am working on implementing is a calibration button for North. So after I get things set up and mounted, I will use a compass to point the wind vane towards North. I will then press the calibration button which will save the current direction position to EEPROM if it is different than the one stored. The following code will then be used to get the true direction that the wind vane is pointing.

    value = 360 * myAS5047.sensor_read() / 16383; //Read the value from the direction sensor as a value from 0 to 360
    north_offset = EEPROM.read(address);  //Read the offset value from EEPROM
    
    dir = ((value - north_offset) < 0) ? 360 - abs (value - north_offset)  : value - north_offset; //Get the true direction
    /*
    insert code to read the button and if pressed, check the current value stored in EEPROM against the value read from the sensor
    and write the new value if it is different.  If the sensor value matches the current stored value, then ignore the write to
    save on EEPROM writes.
    */
    

    So with this idea, I will need to know a few things. First, I am assuming that MySensors does EEPROM writes and reads. Is there a particular addreess pointer variable that I should use when writing my value to EEPROM? I will also need to know how I can get the address pointer to that data the same each time the arduino is reset, especially if MySensors does writes and reads.

    As always, any input is appreciated.


  • Hardware Contributor

    Hello, @dbemowsk
    You should use the built in method from the MySensors library to do that :
    https://www.mysensors.org/download/sensor_api_20#saving-state



  • @Nca78 Thanks, exactly what I wanted to know.



  • @Nca78 So my values are from 0 to 360, looking at the link you posted, the value that you save to an address is uint8_t which is equivalent to a byte (0 to 255). Is there a way to store a word value (uint16_t), or do I need to break the value into two bytes and store those into two positions?


  • Hardware Contributor

    @dbemowsk said in MySensors weather station:

    @Nca78 So my values are from 0 to 360, looking at the link you posted, the value that you save to an address is uint8_t which is equivalent to a byte (0 to 255). Is there a way to store a word value (uint16_t), or do I need to break the value into two bytes and store those into two positions?

    Yes it can only store bytes, but it's not a big deal to make a method to read/write values on 2 bytes.
    Else you can just keep a precision of 2° and divide by 2 to get a 0=>180 value 😉



  • Actually thinking about this, I should be using 0 to 359. 0 to 360 is actually 361 positions, not 360.


  • Mod

    Precision of 2° I believe it's enough as many weather stations provide just the 8 general directions



  • @gohan It would only be for saving the offset for north, so I think I will do that.



  • So I am trying to figure out the SPI for the wind direction sensor. Where is the SPI code for MySensors. Do I need to call SPI.begin()? Does MySensors code use transactions? If so, where can I find that to look at.


  • Mod

    Doesn't it have a library?



  • @gohan It does, but it is an untested library. This is the test code that I ran using that library:

    #include "AS5047.h"
    #include <SPI.h>
    #include <EEPROM.h>
    
    #define SWITCH_PIN 7 //The north calibration switch
    
    AS5047 myAS5047(5); // SS pin
     
    int address = 0;      //EEPROM address counter
    int north_offset = 0;
    long value;
    int dir;
    bool button;
    
    void setup()
    {
      SPI.begin;
      Serial.begin(9600);
    
      pinMode(SWITCH_PIN, INPUT_PULLUP);
    
      north_offset = EEPROM.read(address);
    }
    
    void loop()
    {
      value=(360*myAS5047.sensor_read())/16383;
      dir = ((value - north_offset) < 0) ? 360 - abs(value - north_offset) : value - north_offset;
      
      Serial.print("measured direction: ");
      Serial.println(dir);
      Serial.print("north_offset: ");
      Serial.println(north_offset);
    
      button = digitalRead(SWITCH_PIN);
      north_offset = EEPROM.read(address);
      if (!button && north_offset != value) {
        EEPROM.write(address, value);
        north_offset = value;
        Serial.println("Button pressed");
      }
      
      delay(1000);
    }
    

    This test worked fine, now I am trying to merge this with my weather station sketch. I am not very familiar with working with SPI. In the setup() method, they call SPI.begin(). I am just trying to figure out what I need to do for merging the code.



  • Should all of the SPI stuff be included in the library?



  • So now I have the direction sensor on the SPI bus with the CS pin connected to D5 on my easy newbie board. If I run my sample program for the direction sensor to test it on the bus with the nRF24 radio, I get readings and it seems to work fine. The problem is, if I run my modified rain sensor sketch seen below, I cannot get the radio to work.

    /*
     Arduino Tipping Bucket Rain Gauge
    
     April 26, 2015
    
     Version 2.0
    
     Arduino Tipping Bucket Rain Gauge
    
     Utilizing a tipping bucket sensor, your Vera home automation controller and the MySensors.org
     gateway you can measure and sense local rain.  This sketch will create two devices on your
     Vera controller.  One will display your total precipitation for the last 5 days.  The other, 
     a sensor that changes state if there is recent rain (up to last 120 hours)  above a threshold.  
     Both these settings are user definable.
    
     There is a build overview video here: https://youtu.be/1eMfKQaLROo
    
     This sketch features the following:
    
     * Allows you to set the rain threshold in mm
     * Allows you to determine the tripped indicator window up to 120 hours.
     * Displays the last 5 days of rain in Variable1 through Variable5
       of the Rain Sensor device
     * Configuration changes to Sensor device updated every hour
     * Should run on any Arduino
     * Will retain Tripped/Not Tripped status and data in a power interruption, saving small amount
       of data to EEPROM (Circular Buffer to maximize life of EEPROM)
     * LED status indicator
     * Optional Temp/Humidity (DHT-22 or DHT-11) and Light LUX (BH1750) sensors. To use, uncomment
       #define DHT_ON  and/or #define LUX_ON
     * Optionally send total accumulation of each day's rainfall or send only individual days rainfall totals.
       Uncomment #define USE_DAILY to display individual daily rainfall.  If it is commented out it will display
       a cumulative total rainfall (day4 = day1+day2+day3+day4 etc)
    
     by @BulldogLowell and @PeteWill for free public use
    
     */
    
    #define MY_DEBUG // Enable MySensors debug prints to serial monitor
    
    // Enable and select radio type attached
    #define MY_RADIO_NRF24
    //#define MY_RADIO_RFM69
    
    //#define MY_NODE_ID 7 //uncomment this line to assign a static ID
    
    #include <SPI.h>
    #include <math.h>
    #include <TimeLib.h>
    #include "AS5047.h"
    #include <MySensors.h>
    
    #define SKETCH_NAME "Weather Station"
    #define SKETCH_VERSION "2.0"
    
    #define DWELL_TIME 40  // this allows for radio to come back to power after a transmission, ideally 0 
    
    //#define DEBUG_ON  // Rain gauge specific debug messages. 
    #define DHT_ON // uncomment out this line to enable DHT sensor
    //#define LUX_ON // uncomment out this line to enable BH1750 sensor
    //#define USE_DAILY // Uncomment to display individual daily rainfall totals in the variables sent to your controller. If it's commented it will add each day to the next for a cumulative total.
    
    #define NORTH_SWITCH_PIN 7 //The north calibration switch
    #define AS5047_CHIP_SELECT_PIN 5 //The north calibration switch
    
    #define TIP_SENSOR_PIN 2 //The tipping bucket rain sensor
    #define CALIBRATE_FACTOR 60 // amount of rain per rain bucket tip e.g. 5 is .05mm
    #define DHT_LUX_DELAY 300000  //Delay in milliseconds that the DHT and LUX sensors will wait before sending data
    #define WIND_DIR_DELAY 300000  //Delay in milliseconds that the DHT and LUX sensors will wait before sending data
    
    #define CHILD_ID_RAIN_LOG 3  // Keeps track of accumulated rainfall
    #define CHILD_ID_TRIPPED_INDICATOR 4  // Indicates Tripped when rain detected
    #define CHILD_ID_WIND 5  // Indicates Tripped when rain detected
    
    #define EEPROM_NORTH_OFFSET_LOCATION 0  // location of the EEPROM circular buffer
    #define EEPROM_BUFFER_LOCATION 1  // location of the EEPROM circular buffer
    #define E_BUFFER_LENGTH 240
    #define RAIN_BUCKET_SIZE 120
    
    #ifdef  DEBUG_ON
      #define DEBUG_PRINT(x)   Serial.print(x)
      #define DEBUG_PRINTLN(x) Serial.println(x)
      #define SERIAL_START(x)  Serial.begin(x)
      #else
      #define DEBUG_PRINT(x)
      #define DEBUG_PRINTLN(x)
      #define SERIAL_START(x)
    #endif
    //
    MyMessage msgRainRate(CHILD_ID_RAIN_LOG, V_RAINRATE);
    MyMessage msgRain(CHILD_ID_RAIN_LOG, V_RAIN);
    //
    MyMessage msgRainVAR1(CHILD_ID_RAIN_LOG, V_VAR1);
    MyMessage msgRainVAR2(CHILD_ID_RAIN_LOG, V_VAR2);
    MyMessage msgRainVAR3(CHILD_ID_RAIN_LOG, V_VAR3);
    MyMessage msgRainVAR4(CHILD_ID_RAIN_LOG, V_VAR4);
    MyMessage msgRainVAR5(CHILD_ID_RAIN_LOG, V_VAR5);
    //
    MyMessage msgTripped(CHILD_ID_TRIPPED_INDICATOR, V_TRIPPED);
    MyMessage msgTrippedVar1(CHILD_ID_TRIPPED_INDICATOR, V_VAR1);
    MyMessage msgTrippedVar2(CHILD_ID_TRIPPED_INDICATOR, V_VAR2);
    
    MyMessage msgWindSpeed(CHILD_ID_WIND, V_WIND);
    MyMessage msgWindGust(CHILD_ID_WIND, V_GUST);
    MyMessage msgWindDirection(CHILD_ID_WIND, V_DIRECTION);
    //
    #ifdef DHT_ON
      #include <DHT.h>
      #define CHILD_ID_HUM 0
      #define CHILD_ID_TEMP 1
      #define HUMIDITY_SENSOR_DIGITAL_PIN 3
      DHT dht;
      float lastTemp;
      float lastHum;
      bool metric = false;
      MyMessage msgHum(CHILD_ID_HUM, V_HUM);
      MyMessage msgTemp(CHILD_ID_TEMP, V_TEMP);
    #endif
    //
    #ifdef LUX_ON
      //BH1750 is connected to SCL (analog input A5) and SDA (analog input A4)
      #include <BH1750.h>
      #include <Wire.h>
      #define CHILD_ID_LIGHT 2
      BH1750 lightSensor;
      MyMessage msg(CHILD_ID_LIGHT, V_LIGHT_LEVEL);
      unsigned int lastlux;
      uint8_t heartbeat = 10; //Used to send the light lux to gateway as soon as the device is restarted and after the DHT_LUX_DELAY has happened 10 times
    #endif
    
    AS5047 myAS5047(5); //AS5047_CHIP_SELECT_PIN); //Wind direction magnetic position sensor
    uint8_t north_offset;
    bool button;
    int wind_direction;
    int last_direction;
    
    unsigned long sensorPreviousMillis;
    unsigned long windDirPreviousMillis;
    int eepromIndex;
    int tipSensorPin = 3; // Pin the tipping bucket is connected to. Must be interrupt capable pin
    int ledPin = 5; // Pin the LED is connected to.  PWM capable pin required
    #ifdef DEBUG_ON
    unsigned long dataMillis;
    unsigned long serialInterval = 600000UL;
    #endif
    const unsigned long oneHour = 3600000UL;
    unsigned long lastTipTime;
    unsigned long lastRainTime; //Used for rainRate calculation
    unsigned int rainBucket [RAIN_BUCKET_SIZE] ; /* 24 hours x 5 Days = 120 hours */
    unsigned int rainRate = 0;
    uint8_t rainWindow = 72;         //default rain window in hours.  Will be overwritten with msgTrippedVar1.
    volatile int wasTippedBuffer = 0;
    int rainSensorThreshold = 50; //default rain sensor sensitivity in hundredths.  Will be overwritten with msgTrippedVar2.
    uint8_t state = 0;
    uint8_t oldState = 2; //Setting the default to something other than 1 or 0
    unsigned int lastRainRate = 0;
    int lastMeasure = 0;
    bool gotTime = false;
    uint8_t lastHour;
    uint8_t currentHour;
    //
    void presentation()  {
      // Register all sensors to gw (they will be created as child devices)
      sendSketchInfo(SKETCH_NAME, SKETCH_VERSION);
      wait(DWELL_TIME);
      present(CHILD_ID_RAIN_LOG, S_RAIN);
      wait(DWELL_TIME);
      present(CHILD_ID_TRIPPED_INDICATOR, S_MOTION);
      wait(DWELL_TIME);
    
      present(CHILD_ID_WIND, S_WIND);
      wait(DWELL_TIME);
    
    #ifdef DHT_ON
      present(CHILD_ID_HUM, S_HUM);
      wait(DWELL_TIME);
      present(CHILD_ID_TEMP, S_TEMP);
      wait(DWELL_TIME);
    #endif
    
    
    #ifdef LUX_ON
      present(CHILD_ID_LIGHT, S_LIGHT_LEVEL);
    #endif
    
      DEBUG_PRINTLN(F("Sensor Presentation Complete"));
    }
    
    void setup()
    {
      #ifndef MY_DEBUG
      SERIAL_START(115200);  //Start serial if MySensors debugging isn't enabled
      #endif
      //
      pinMode(NORTH_SWITCH_PIN, INPUT_PULLUP);
      
      // Set up the IO
      pinMode(TIP_SENSOR_PIN, INPUT_PULLUP);
      attachInterrupt (digitalPinToInterrupt(TIP_SENSOR_PIN), sensorTipped, FALLING);  // depending on location of the hall effect sensor may need CHANGE
      pinMode(ledPin, OUTPUT);
      digitalWrite(ledPin, HIGH);
      //
      //Sync time with the server
      //
      unsigned long functionTimeout = millis();
      while (timeStatus() == timeNotSet && millis() - functionTimeout < 30000UL)
      {
        requestTime();
        DEBUG_PRINTLN(F("Getting Time"));
        wait(1000); // call once per second
        DEBUG_PRINTLN(F("."));
      }
      currentHour = hour();
      lastHour = hour();
      //
      //retrieve from EEPROM stored values on a power cycle.
      //
      
      //Get the north offset direction
      north_offset = loadState(EEPROM_NORTH_OFFSET_LOCATION)*2;
      
      bool isDataOnEeprom = false;
      for (int i = 0; i < E_BUFFER_LENGTH; i++)
      {
        uint8_t locator = loadState(EEPROM_BUFFER_LOCATION + i);
        if (locator == 0xFE)  // found the EEPROM circular buffer index
        {
          eepromIndex = EEPROM_BUFFER_LOCATION + i;
          DEBUG_PRINT(F("EEPROM Index "));
          DEBUG_PRINTLN(eepromIndex);
          //Now that we have the buffer index let's populate the rainBucket[] with data from eeprom
          loadRainArray(eepromIndex);
          isDataOnEeprom = true;
          break;
        }
      }
      //
      if (!isDataOnEeprom) // Added for the first time it is run on a new Arduino
      {
        DEBUG_PRINTLN(F("I didn't find valid EEPROM Index, so I'm writing one to location 0"));
        eepromIndex = EEPROM_BUFFER_LOCATION;
        saveState(eepromIndex, 0xFE);
        saveState(eepromIndex + 1, 0xFE);
        //then I will clear out any bad data
        for (int i = 2; i <= E_BUFFER_LENGTH; i++)
        {
          saveState(i, 0x00);
        }
      }
      #ifdef DEBUG_ON
      dataMillis = millis();
      #endif
      lastTipTime = millis(); 
      //
      request(CHILD_ID_TRIPPED_INDICATOR, V_VAR1);
      wait(DWELL_TIME);
      request(CHILD_ID_TRIPPED_INDICATOR, V_VAR2);
      wait(DWELL_TIME);
      //
    #ifdef DHT_ON
      dht.setup(HUMIDITY_SENSOR_DIGITAL_PIN);
      metric = getConfig().isMetric;
      //metric = false;
      wait(DWELL_TIME);
    #endif
      //
    #ifdef LUX_ON
      lightSensor.begin();
    #endif
      //
      transmitRainData(); //Setup complete send any data loaded from eeprom to gateway
    }
    
    void loop()
    {
      if (state)
      {
        prettyFade();  // breathe if tripped
      }
      else
      {
        slowFlash();   // blink if not tripped
      }
    #ifdef DEBUG_ON  // Serial Debug Block
      if ( (millis() - dataMillis) >= serialInterval)
      {
        for (int i = 24; i <= 120; i = i + 24)
        {
          updateSerialData(i);
        }
        dataMillis = millis();
      }
    #endif
    
      //NORTH_SWITCH_PIN
      button = digitalRead(NORTH_SWITCH_PIN);
      if (!button) {
        setNorthOffset();
      } 
      
      //
      // let's constantly check to see if the rain in the past rainWindow hours is greater than rainSensorThreshold
      //
      int measure = 0; // Check to see if we need to show sensor tripped in this block
      for (int i = 0; i < rainWindow; i++)
      {
        measure += rainBucket [i];
        if (measure != lastMeasure)
        {
          //      DEBUG_PRINT(F("measure value (total rainBucket within rainWindow): "));
          //      DEBUG_PRINTLN(measure);
          lastMeasure = measure;
        }
      }
      //
      state = (measure >= (rainSensorThreshold * 100));
      if (state != oldState)
      {
        send(msgTripped.set(state));
        wait(DWELL_TIME);
        DEBUG_PRINT(F("New Sensor State... Sensor: "));
        DEBUG_PRINTLN(state ? "Tripped" : "Not Tripped");
        oldState = state;
      }
      //WIND_DIR_DELAY
      if (millis() - windDirPreviousMillis > WIND_DIR_DELAY)
      {
        wind_direction = getWindDirection();
        if (wind_direction != last_direction)
        {
          send(msgWindDirection.set(wind_direction));
        }
        last_direction = wind_direction;
        windDirPreviousMillis = millis();
      }
      //
      unsigned long tipDelay = millis() - lastRainTime;
      if (wasTippedBuffer) // if was tipped, then update the 24hour total and transmit to Vera
      {
        DEBUG_PRINTLN(F("Sensor Tipped"));
        DEBUG_PRINT(F("rainBucket [0] value: "));
        DEBUG_PRINTLN(rainBucket [0]);
        send(msgRain.set((float)rainTotal(currentHour) / 100, 1)); //Calculate the total rain for the day
        wait(DWELL_TIME);
        wasTippedBuffer--;
        rainRate = ((oneHour) / tipDelay);
        if (rainRate != lastRainRate)
        {
          send(msgRainRate.set(rainRate, 1));
          wait(DWELL_TIME);
          DEBUG_PRINT(F("RainRate= "));
          DEBUG_PRINTLN(rainRate);
          lastRainRate = rainRate;
        }
        lastRainTime = lastTipTime;
      }
      //
      currentHour = hour();
      if (currentHour != lastHour)
      {
        DEBUG_PRINTLN(F("One hour elapsed."));
        send(msgRain.set((float)rainTotal(currentHour) / 100, 1)); // send today's rainfall
        wait(DWELL_TIME);
        saveState(eepromIndex, highByte(rainBucket[0]));
        saveState(eepromIndex + 1, lowByte(rainBucket[0]));
        DEBUG_PRINT(F("Saving rainBucket[0] to eeprom. rainBucket[0] = "));
        DEBUG_PRINTLN(rainBucket[0]);
        for (int i = RAIN_BUCKET_SIZE - 1; i >= 0; i--)//cascade an hour of values back into the array
        {
          rainBucket [i + 1] = rainBucket [i];
        }
        request(CHILD_ID_TRIPPED_INDICATOR, V_VAR1);
        wait(DWELL_TIME);
        request(CHILD_ID_TRIPPED_INDICATOR, V_VAR2);
        wait(DWELL_TIME);
        rainBucket[0] = 0;
        eepromIndex = eepromIndex + 2;
        if (eepromIndex > EEPROM_BUFFER_LOCATION + E_BUFFER_LENGTH)
        {
          eepromIndex = EEPROM_BUFFER_LOCATION;
        }
        DEBUG_PRINT(F("Writing to EEPROM.  Index: "));
        DEBUG_PRINTLN(eepromIndex);
        saveState(eepromIndex, 0xFE);
        saveState(eepromIndex + 1, 0xFE);
        requestTime(); // sync the time every hour
        wait(DWELL_TIME);
        transmitRainData();
        rainRate = 0;
        send(msgRainRate.set(rainRate, 1));
        wait(DWELL_TIME);
        DEBUG_PRINTLN(F("Sending rainRate is 0 to controller"));
        lastHour = hour();
      }
      if (millis() - sensorPreviousMillis > DHT_LUX_DELAY)
      {
        #ifdef DHT_ON  //DHT Code
          doDHT();
        #endif
        #ifdef LUX_ON
          doLUX();
        #endif
        sensorPreviousMillis = millis();
      }
    }
    
    int getWindDirection() 
    {
      north_offset = loadState(EEPROM_NORTH_OFFSET_LOCATION);
      
      int value = readDir();
      int dir = ((value - north_offset) < 0) ? 360 - abs(value - north_offset) : value - north_offset;
        DEBUG_PRINT("Wind direction: ");
        DEBUG_PRINTLN(dir);
      return dir;
    }
    
    //
    void setNorthOffset() 
    {
      int value = readDir();
      if (north_offset != value)
      {
        saveState(EEPROM_NORTH_OFFSET_LOCATION, value/2);
        north_offset = value;
        DEBUG_PRINT("North offset set to: ");
        DEBUG_PRINTLN(value/2);
      }
    }
    int readDir() 
    {
      int value = (359*myAS5047.sensor_read())/16383;
      return value;
    }
    //
    #ifdef DHT_ON
    void doDHT(void)
    {
      float temperature = dht.getTemperature();
        if (isnan(temperature)) 
        {
          DEBUG_PRINTLN(F("Failed reading temperature from DHT"));
        } else if (temperature != lastTemp) 
        {
          lastTemp = temperature;
          if (!metric) 
          {
            temperature = dht.toFahrenheit(temperature);
          }
          send(msgTemp.set(temperature, 1));
          wait(DWELL_TIME);
          DEBUG_PRINT(F("Temperature is: "));
          DEBUG_PRINTLN(temperature);
        }
        float humidity = dht.getHumidity();;
        if (isnan(humidity)) 
        {
          DEBUG_PRINTLN(F("Failed reading humidity from DHT"));
        } else if (humidity != lastHum) 
        {
          lastHum = humidity;
          send(msgHum.set(humidity, 1));
          wait(DWELL_TIME);
          DEBUG_PRINT(F("Humidity is: "));
          DEBUG_PRINTLN(humidity);
        }
    }
    #endif
    //
    #ifdef LUX_ON
    void doLUX(void)
    {
      unsigned int lux = lightSensor.readLightLevel();// Get Lux value
      DEBUG_PRINT(F("Current LUX Level: "));
      DEBUG_PRINTLN(lux);
      heartbeat++;
      if (lux != lastlux || heartbeat > 10) 
      {
        send(msg.set(lux));
        lastlux = lux;
      }
      if (heartbeat > 10) 
      {
        heartbeat = 0;
      }
    }
    #endif
    //
    void sensorTipped()
    {
      unsigned long thisTipTime = millis();
      if (thisTipTime - lastTipTime > 100UL)
      {
        rainBucket[0] += CALIBRATE_FACTOR; // adds CALIBRATE_FACTOR hundredths of unit each tip
        wasTippedBuffer++;
      }
      lastTipTime = thisTipTime;
    }
    //
    int rainTotal(int hours)
    {
      int total = 0;
      for ( int i = 0; i <= hours; i++)
      {
        total += rainBucket [i];
      }
      return total;
    }
    
    #ifdef DEBUG_ON
    void updateSerialData(int x)
    {
      DEBUG_PRINT(F("Rain last "));
      DEBUG_PRINT(x);
      DEBUG_PRINTLN(F(" hours: "));
      float tipCount = 0;
      for (int i = 0; i < x; i++)
      {
        tipCount = tipCount + rainBucket [i];
      }
      tipCount = tipCount / 100;
      DEBUG_PRINTLN(tipCount);
    }
    #endif
    
    void loadRainArray(int eValue) // retrieve stored rain array from EEPROM on powerup
    {
      for (int i = 1; i < RAIN_BUCKET_SIZE; i++)
      {
        eValue = eValue - 2;
        if (eValue < EEPROM_BUFFER_LOCATION)
        {
          eValue = EEPROM_BUFFER_LOCATION + E_BUFFER_LENGTH;
        }
        DEBUG_PRINT(F("EEPROM location: "));
        DEBUG_PRINTLN(eValue);
        uint8_t rainValueHigh = loadState(eValue);
        uint8_t rainValueLow = loadState(eValue + 1);
        unsigned int rainValue = rainValueHigh << 8;
        rainValue |= rainValueLow;
        rainBucket[i] = rainValue;
        //
        DEBUG_PRINT(F("rainBucket[ value: "));
        DEBUG_PRINT(i);
        DEBUG_PRINT(F("] value: "));
        DEBUG_PRINTLN(rainBucket[i]);
      }
    }
    
    void transmitRainData(void)
    {
      DEBUG_PRINT(F("In transmitRainData. currentHour = "));
      DEBUG_PRINTLN(currentHour);
      int rainUpdateTotal = 0;
      for (int i = currentHour; i >= 0; i--)
      {
        rainUpdateTotal += rainBucket[i];
        DEBUG_PRINT(F("Adding rainBucket["));
        DEBUG_PRINT(i);
        DEBUG_PRINTLN(F("] to rainUpdateTotal."));
      }
      DEBUG_PRINT(F("TX Day 1: rainUpdateTotal = "));
      DEBUG_PRINTLN((float)rainUpdateTotal / 100.0);
      send(msgRainVAR1.set((float)rainUpdateTotal / 100.0, 1)); //Send current day rain totals (resets at midnight)
      wait(DWELL_TIME);
    #ifdef USE_DAILY
      rainUpdateTotal = 0;
    #endif
      for (int i = currentHour + 24; i > currentHour; i--)
      {
        rainUpdateTotal += rainBucket[i];
        DEBUG_PRINT(F("Adding rainBucket["));
        DEBUG_PRINT(i);
        DEBUG_PRINTLN(F("] to rainUpdateTotal."));
      }
      DEBUG_PRINT(F("TX Day 2: rainUpdateTotal = "));
      DEBUG_PRINTLN((float)rainUpdateTotal / 100.0);
      send(msgRainVAR2.set((float)rainUpdateTotal / 100.0, 1));
      wait(DWELL_TIME);
    #ifdef USE_DAILY
      rainUpdateTotal = 0;
    #endif
      for (int i = currentHour + 48; i > currentHour + 24; i--)
      {
        rainUpdateTotal += rainBucket[i];
        DEBUG_PRINT(F("Adding rainBucket["));
        DEBUG_PRINT(i);
        DEBUG_PRINTLN(F("] to rainUpdateTotal."));
      }
      DEBUG_PRINT(F("TX Day 3: rainUpdateTotal = "));
      DEBUG_PRINTLN((float)rainUpdateTotal / 100.0);
      send(msgRainVAR3.set((float)rainUpdateTotal / 100.0, 1));
      wait(DWELL_TIME);
    #ifdef USE_DAILY
      rainUpdateTotal = 0;
    #endif
      for (int i = currentHour + 72; i > currentHour + 48; i--)
      {
        rainUpdateTotal += rainBucket[i];
        DEBUG_PRINT(F("Adding rainBucket["));
        DEBUG_PRINT(i);
        DEBUG_PRINTLN(F("] to rainUpdateTotal."));
      }
      DEBUG_PRINT(F("TX Day 4: rainUpdateTotal = "));
      DEBUG_PRINTLN((float)rainUpdateTotal / 100.0);
      send(msgRainVAR4.set((float)rainUpdateTotal / 100.0, 1));
      wait(DWELL_TIME);
    #ifdef USE_DAILY
      rainUpdateTotal = 0;
    #endif
      for (int i = currentHour + 96; i > currentHour + 72; i--)
      {
        rainUpdateTotal += rainBucket[i];
        DEBUG_PRINT(F("Adding rainBucket["));
        DEBUG_PRINT(i);
        DEBUG_PRINTLN(F("] to rainUpdateTotal."));
      }
      DEBUG_PRINT(F("TX Day 5: rainUpdateTotal = "));
      DEBUG_PRINTLN((float)rainUpdateTotal / 100.0);
      send(msgRainVAR5.set((float)rainUpdateTotal / 100.0, 1));
      wait(DWELL_TIME);
    }
    
    void receive(const MyMessage &message)
    {
      if (message.sensor == CHILD_ID_RAIN_LOG)
      {
        // nothing to do here
      }
      else if (message.sensor == CHILD_ID_TRIPPED_INDICATOR)
      {
        if (message.type == V_VAR1)
        {
          rainWindow = atoi(message.data);
          if (rainWindow > 120)
          {
            rainWindow = 120;
          }
          else if (rainWindow < 1)
          {
            rainWindow = 1;
          }
          if (rainWindow != atoi(message.data))   // if I changed the value back inside the boundries, push that number back to Vera
          {
            send(msgTrippedVar1.set(rainWindow));
          }
        }
        else if (message.type == V_VAR2)
        {
          rainSensorThreshold = atoi(message.data);
          if (rainSensorThreshold > 10000)
          {
            rainSensorThreshold = 10000;
          }
          else if (rainSensorThreshold < 1)
          {
            rainSensorThreshold = 1;
          }
          if (rainSensorThreshold != atoi(message.data))  // if I changed the value back inside the boundries, push that number back to Vera
          {
            send(msgTrippedVar2.set(rainSensorThreshold));
          }
        }
      }
    }
    
    void prettyFade(void)
    {
      float val = (exp(sin(millis() / 2000.0 * PI)) - 0.36787944) * 108.0;
      analogWrite(ledPin, val);
    }
    
    void slowFlash(void)
    {
      static bool ledState = true;
      static unsigned long pulseStart = millis();
      if (millis() - pulseStart < 100UL)
      {
        digitalWrite(ledPin, !ledState);
        pulseStart = millis();
      }
    }
    
    void receiveTime(unsigned long newTime)
    {
      DEBUG_PRINTLN(F("Time received..."));
      setTime(newTime);
      char theTime[6];
      sprintf(theTime, "%d:%2d", hour(), minute());
      DEBUG_PRINTLN(theTime);
    }
    

    These are the errors that I get when I try to run the code:

    Starting sensor (RNNNA-, 2.0.0)
    TSM:INIT
    !TSM:RADIO:FAIL
    !TSM:FAILURE
    TSM:PDT
    

    If I disconnect the direction sensor and start it, the radio works fine. The odd thing is that when I run the test code for the direction sensor with the radio connected to the bus, that works fine.

    Any ideas?


  • Hardware Contributor

    @dbemowsk my guess is your sensor tries to communicate on the SPI bus and prevents communication with NRF24.
    I don't know what is in you AS5047 files so I'm not sure but I suppose it's taking over the SPI bus at creation, you should try to force the CSN pin used for the as5047 to HIGH in before() method to disable it before MySensors library starts using the radio.



  • @Nca78 ok, so I tried adding this:

    void before()
    {
      digitalWrite(AS5047_CHIP_SELECT_PIN, HIGH);
    }
    

    This seems to now allow the radio to connect, but I am still having some trouble. I then tried removing setting the CSN pin high in the before(), and adding it to the constructor of the library class here:

    AS5047::AS5047(uint16_t SelectPin)
             : _ss(SelectPin)
    {
             pinMode(_ss, OUTPUT);
             SPCR = (1<<SPE) | (1<<MSTR) | (1<<CPHA) | (1<<SPR1) | (1<<SPR0); // slow down clock speed, set up spi
             digitalWrite(_ss, HIGH); //<<-------------
             SPI.begin();
    }
    

    This seemed to do the same as putting it in the begin() method, but still having some trouble. I am going to see if I can work through the problems on my own, but I may post if I have questions. Let me know if you see problems with what I did to the class.

    Thanks.


  • Mod

    @dbemowsk it's good practice to have a pull up resistor on each SPI CS line (approx. 10k).
    It can save you a lot of hassle when multiple devices share the same SPI bus.



  • @Yveaux Thanks, this is easy enough. I have some small 1/8w 10k resistors with a small bit of room in the proto area of the easy newbie board yet, I will add one in.


  • Mod

    @dbemowsk said in MySensors weather station:

    I will add one in.

    Two, one for each SPI device 😉



  • @Yveaux I thought the nRF24 radios would have had it built in to the module, but I never checked. It is just that and the magnetic direction sensor on the SPI bus. After thinking about it too, I may just add the resistor on to the small board I have inside the wind speed and direction sensor case that the wire harness connects to, or do you think it would be better if it was closer to the arduino? If that is the case, then I would stick with my original plan to put it in the little bit of leftover space in the proto area of the easy newbie board. Jumper wires are getting a bit cramped in that space though, so if I can avoid it I will.


  • Mod

    @dbemowsk the nrf module doesn't have a pullup on CS.
    Where you put them doesn't really matter. It's just to have a defined, unselected state when the lines are not actively driven by the microcontroller.
    If it is too much trouble in your current hardware, then skip the pull-ups and save them for your next piece of hardware. The same can be achieved in software, but you just must make sure all CS lines are made inactive (high) before doing anything with the SPI bus. Before() is a good place to achieve this, but bad designed drivers that use eg the constructor to do spi initialization could still beat you to it...
    Therefore pull-ups are preferred.



  • @Yveaux If I am going to do one for the radio too, I can put one in the case of the wind sensor and one in the proto area for the radio. I think I'll be alright. It will eliminate confusion on the programming end.



  • @Yveaux So if this is done in software, is it better to be done in the before() method rather than the constructor of the library class? If the nRF24 radios do not have a built in pull up on the CS line, does the MySensors library somehow take care of this in one of it's class files? I haven't seen a push to have designers of MySensors hardware include pull-ups on the nRF24's CS line...


  • Mod

    @dbemowsk said in MySensors weather station:

    @Yveaux So if this is done in software, is it better to be done in the before() method rather than the constructor of the library class?

    It all depends on initialization order of the classes, which isn't trivial. For global static instances (declared outside a function like loop()) the constructor will be called before the before() call, but if one places an instance inside a function or dynamically creates it things will be different. So, when designing a library you simply can't be sure when your constructie is called...

    I'm not sure right now if the drivers actively pull the CS line high at startup, but IMHO they should.
    The fact that some mySensors hardware designs lack pull-ups on CS is probably because the SPI bus isn't shared in many cases, and maybe because people aren't aware.
    This would be a good item to add to a design checklist, if only we had one 🙂



  • @Yveaux Great explanation, thanks.

    I am close to having things all working. I will post more as I progress.



  • OK, so here is my easy newbie board layout showing pin connections and header plug identifications. I am still working on the code a bit. I still need to work in the wind speed and wind gust code and figure out the calculations for that. I am nearing the point of full sensor testing. I will then need to figure out my power situation.
    0_1500169191817_upload-6df2b074-decd-4232-958c-973fb97d1173



  • Here are some of the final pics of the wind sensor assembly. The first one shows the circuit board mounting assembly. I have a small channel on the top and bottom sides of the mounting plate to hold rubber O-ring seals to keep water out. The seals can be seen to the left of the image.
    0_1500170436823_upload-15dd3888-b1c6-4e4b-8b03-32a0533eec63

    Next is just a wide angle shot of all the parts. The connector for the anemometer reed switch feeds through the hole next to the wire harness board and plugs into a header on that board.
    0_1500170696031_upload-bca62065-4537-4f33-a19e-cb472587f0ef

    The last pic is the fully assembled unit with the wire harness attached. I added a shot of the O-rings sandwiched between the layers to keep water out.
    0_1500171521761_upload-fd7d3c7c-9ac7-4a13-8a91-d6423d083117


  • Mod

    @dbemowsk great work, thanks for sharing!

    My 3D printer does not create watertight prints. Water seems to be able to slowly pass through the walls. Hopefully your printer is better, but it might be something to look out for.



  • @mfalkvidd The walls of the upper and lower case are pretty thick. I used 100% infill which was probably a bit overboard, but I didn't want any water in it. That is why I also put the rubber O-rings in the middle. With the sides compressing that rubber it gives it a pretty good seal. I was originally going to make gaskets. but I found the O-rings to be a better fit.



  • So for those that have wind sensors on your setups, what are you using for your V_GUST value that you send back to the controller?


  • Mod

    @dbemowsk said in MySensors weather station:

    what are you using for your V_GUST value that you send back to the controller?

    I send a new value every minute. The sensor measures continuously and the wind speed reported is the average speed over this minute. Gust is simply the maximum speed in a minute.



  • This is the official (US)National Weather Service definition of wind gust. It looks like they dont report gusts until wind speed is above a certain amount. I like to overcomplicate things, so I would report the average, max in a minute (like Yveaux), and a standard deviation(just to be fancy)

    https://graphical.weather.gov/definitions/defineWindGust.html



  • Thanks to you both, just what I needed.



  • How often do people transmit their wind speed to the controller.



  • really looking good 👍



  • @tombstone thanks.

    Trying to run some tests today. I think I have some workable code, but I don't have any sleep figured in yet. With all of the sensors being run from one pro mini, there is a lot going on and I will need to figure sleep in carefully if I even do. I have temp, humidity, rain, wind direction and wind speed. Arduino IDE says that it takes 75% of the program memory and that is not with debugging on. If I turn that on I start to get warnings, but it will compile and run.

    Getting even closer to being able to mount this on my roof.



  • So I am running into a problem with the code I am working on. Specifically the wind direction sensor. When I reset the node, the first loop of the main loop, it gets the wind direction fine, but gets an incorrect reading every time after regardless of where I position the sensor. Here is a snippet of the debug output:

    Sensor Presentation Complete
    New Sensor State... Sensor: Not Tripped
    
    ...................................
    Anemometer speed in Hz 0.00
    Current wind speed is 0
    Current average wind speed is 0.00
    ...................................
    Wind position: 231
    Wind direction: 52
    -----------------------------------
    Temperature is: 74.84
    ===================================
    Humidity is: 53.20
    
    ...................................
    Anemometer speed in Hz 0.00
    Current wind speed is 0
    Current average wind speed is 0.00
    ===================================
    Humidity is: 53.50
    
    ...................................
    Anemometer speed in Hz 0.00
    Current wind speed is 0
    Current average wind speed is 0.00
    ...................................
    Wind position: 179
    Wind direction: 0
    
    ...................................
    Anemometer speed in Hz 0.00
    Current wind speed is 0
    Current average wind speed is 0.00
    
    ...................................
    Anemometer speed in Hz 0.00
    Current wind speed is 0
    Current average wind speed is 0.00
    
    ...................................
    Anemometer speed in Hz 0.00
    Current wind speed is 0
    Current average wind speed is 0.00
    ...................................
    Wind position: 179
    Wind direction: 0
    
    ...................................
    Anemometer speed in Hz 0.00
    Current wind speed is 0
    Current average wind speed is 0.00
    

    As you can see, the initial reading shows the following:

    Wind position: 231
    Wind direction: 52
    

    After that, every reading shows:

    Wind position: 179
    Wind direction: 0
    

    All sensor readings are getting transmitted back to my Vera controller fine. Here is the full sketch for the node:

    /*
     Arduino Tipping Bucket Rain Gauge
    
     April 26, 2015
    
     Version 2.0
    
     Arduino Tipping Bucket Rain Gauge
    
     Utilizing a tipping bucket sensor, your Vera home automation controller and the MySensors.org
     gateway you can measure and sense local rain.  This sketch will create two devices on your
     Vera controller.  One will display your total precipitation for the last 5 days.  The other, 
     a sensor that changes state if there is recent rain (up to last 120 hours)  above a threshold.  
     Both these settings are user definable.
    
     There is a build overview video here: https://youtu.be/1eMfKQaLROo
    
     This sketch features the following:
    
     * Allows you to set the rain threshold in mm
     * Allows you to determine the tripped indicator window up to 120 hours.
     * Displays the last 5 days of rain in Variable1 through Variable5
       of the Rain Sensor device
     * Configuration changes to Sensor device updated every hour
     * Should run on any Arduino
     * Will retain Tripped/Not Tripped status and data in a power interruption, saving small amount
       of data to EEPROM (Circular Buffer to maximize life of EEPROM)
     * LED status indicator
     * Optional Temp/Humidity (DHT-22 or DHT-11) and Light LUX (BH1750) sensors. To use, uncomment
       #define DHT_ON  and/or #define LUX_ON
     * Optionally send total accumulation of each day's rainfall or send only individual days rainfall totals.
       Uncomment #define USE_DAILY to display individual daily rainfall.  If it is commented out it will display
       a cumulative total rainfall (day4 = day1+day2+day3+day4 etc)
    
     by @BulldogLowell and @PeteWill for free public use
    
     */
    
    //#define MY_DEBUG // Enable MySensors debug prints to serial monitor
    
    // Enable and select radio type attached
    #define MY_RADIO_NRF24
    //#define MY_RADIO_RFM69
    
    //#define MY_NODE_ID 7 //uncomment this line to assign a static ID
    
    #include "AS5047.h"
    #include <SPI.h>
    #include <math.h>
    #include <TimeLib.h>
    #include <MySensors.h>
    
    #define SKETCH_NAME "Weather Station"
    #define SKETCH_VERSION "2.0"
    
    #define DWELL_TIME 40  // this allows for radio to come back to power after a transmission, ideally 0 
    
    #define DEBUG_ON  // Rain gauge specific debug messages. 
    #define RAIN_ON // uncomment out this line to enable the rain sensor
    #define DHT_ON // uncomment out this line to enable DHT sensor
    //#define LUX_ON // uncomment out this line to enable BH1750 sensor
    #define ANEMOMETER_ON // uncomment out this line to enable anemometer sensor
    #define AS5047_ON // uncomment out this line to enable AS5047 wind direction sensor
    #define USE_DAILY // Uncomment to display individual daily rainfall totals in the variables sent to your controller. If it's commented it will add each day to the next for a cumulative total.
    
    #define NORTH_SWITCH_PIN 7 //The north calibration switch
    #define AS5047_CHIP_SELECT_PIN 5 //The north calibration switch
    #define ANEMOMETER_PIN 2 //The wind speed sensor
    
    #define TIP_SENSOR_PIN 3 //The tipping bucket rain sensor
    #define CALIBRATE_FACTOR 60 // amount of rain per rain bucket tip e.g. 5 is .05mm
    
    #define DHT_LUX_DELAY 3000  //Delay in milliseconds that the DHT and LUX sensors will wait before sending data
    #define WIND_DIR_DELAY 5000  //Delay in milliseconds that the wind direction sensor will wait before sending data
    #define NORTH_OFFSET_BUTTON_DELAY 5000  //Delay in milliseconds that the DHT and LUX sensors will wait before sending data
    
    #define CHILD_ID_RAIN_LOG 3  // Keeps track of accumulated rainfall
    #define CHILD_ID_TRIPPED_INDICATOR 4  // Indicates Tripped when rain detected
    #define CHILD_ID_WIND 5  // Indicates Tripped when rain detected
    
    #define EEPROM_NORTH_OFFSET_LOCATION 0  // location of the EEPROM circular buffer
    #define EEPROM_BUFFER_LOCATION 2  // location of the EEPROM circular buffer
    #define E_BUFFER_LENGTH 240
    #define RAIN_BUCKET_SIZE 120
    
    #ifdef  DEBUG_ON
      #define DEBUG_PRINT(x)   Serial.print(x)
      #define DEBUG_PRINTLN(x) Serial.println(x)
      #define SERIAL_START(x)  Serial.begin(x)
      #else
      #define DEBUG_PRINT(x)
      #define DEBUG_PRINTLN(x)
      #define SERIAL_START(x)
    #endif
    //
    MyMessage msgRainRate(CHILD_ID_RAIN_LOG, V_RAINRATE);
    MyMessage msgRain(CHILD_ID_RAIN_LOG, V_RAIN);
    //
    MyMessage msgRainVAR1(CHILD_ID_RAIN_LOG, V_VAR1);
    MyMessage msgRainVAR2(CHILD_ID_RAIN_LOG, V_VAR2);
    MyMessage msgRainVAR3(CHILD_ID_RAIN_LOG, V_VAR3);
    MyMessage msgRainVAR4(CHILD_ID_RAIN_LOG, V_VAR4);
    MyMessage msgRainVAR5(CHILD_ID_RAIN_LOG, V_VAR5);
    //
    MyMessage msgTripped(CHILD_ID_TRIPPED_INDICATOR, V_TRIPPED);
    MyMessage msgTrippedVar1(CHILD_ID_TRIPPED_INDICATOR, V_VAR1);
    MyMessage msgTrippedVar2(CHILD_ID_TRIPPED_INDICATOR, V_VAR2);
    
    #ifdef ANEMOMETER_ON
    MyMessage msgWindSpeed(CHILD_ID_WIND, V_WIND);
    MyMessage msgWindGust(CHILD_ID_WIND, V_GUST);
    #endif
    #ifdef AS5047_ON
    MyMessage msgWindDirection(CHILD_ID_WIND, V_DIRECTION);
    #endif
    //
    #ifdef DHT_ON
      #include <DHT.h>
      #define CHILD_ID_HUM 0
      #define CHILD_ID_TEMP 1
      #define HUMIDITY_SENSOR_DIGITAL_PIN 6
      DHT dht;
      float lastTemp;
      float lastHum;
      bool metric = false;
      MyMessage msgHum(CHILD_ID_HUM, V_HUM);
      MyMessage msgTemp(CHILD_ID_TEMP, V_TEMP);
    #endif
    //
    #ifdef LUX_ON
      //BH1750 is connected to SCL (analog input A5) and SDA (analog input A4)
      #include <BH1750.h>
      #include <Wire.h>
      #define CHILD_ID_LIGHT 2
      BH1750 lightSensor;
      MyMessage msg(CHILD_ID_LIGHT, V_LIGHT_LEVEL);
      unsigned int lastlux;
      uint8_t heartbeat = 10; //Used to send the light lux to gateway as soon as the device is restarted and after the DHT_LUX_DELAY has happened 10 times
    #endif
    
    #ifdef ANEMOMETER_ON
    volatile unsigned long startTime = 0; //stores start time for wind speed calculation
    unsigned long dataTimer = 0; //used to track how often to communicate data
    unsigned long gustTimer = 0; //used to track how often to communicate wind gust data
    volatile float pulseTime = 0; //stores time between one anemomter relay closing and the next
    volatile float cumulativePulseTime = 0; //stores cumulative pulsetimes for averaging
    volatile bool start = true; //tracks when a new anemometer measurement starts
    volatile unsigned int averageWindCount = 0; //stores anemometer relay counts for doing average wind speed
    int16_t gustMax = 0; //stores the max reported wind speed used for the V_GUST value
    float alarmSetting = 60.0; //wind speed setting to signal alarm
    #endif
    
    #ifdef AS5047_ON
    AS5047 myAS5047(AS5047_CHIP_SELECT_PIN); //Wind direction magnetic position sensor
    long north_offset;
    bool button;
    int wind_direction;
    int last_direction;
    long wind_position;
    #endif
    
    unsigned long sensorPreviousMillis;
    
    #ifdef AS5047_ON
    unsigned long windDirPreviousMillis;
    unsigned long northButtonPreviousMillis;
    #endif
    
    int eepromIndex;
    int tipSensorPin = 3; // Pin the tipping bucket is connected to. Must be interrupt capable pin
    int ledPin = 8; // Pin the LED is connected to.  PWM capable pin required
    #ifdef DEBUG_ON
    unsigned long dataMillis;
    unsigned long serialInterval = 600000UL;
    #endif
    const unsigned long oneHour = 3600000UL;
    unsigned long lastTipTime;
    unsigned long lastRainTime; //Used for rainRate calculation
    unsigned int rainBucket [RAIN_BUCKET_SIZE] ; /* 24 hours x 5 Days = 120 hours */
    unsigned int rainRate = 0;
    uint8_t rainWindow = 72;         //default rain window in hours.  Will be overwritten with msgTrippedVar1.
    volatile int wasTippedBuffer = 0;
    int rainSensorThreshold = 50; //default rain sensor sensitivity in hundredths.  Will be overwritten with msgTrippedVar2.
    uint8_t state = 0;
    uint8_t oldState = 2; //Setting the default to something other than 1 or 0
    unsigned int lastRainRate = 0;
    int lastMeasure = 0;
    bool gotTime = false;
    uint8_t lastHour;
    uint8_t currentHour;
    //
    void presentation()  {
      // Register all sensors to gw (they will be created as child devices)
      sendSketchInfo(SKETCH_NAME, SKETCH_VERSION);
      wait(DWELL_TIME);
      present(CHILD_ID_RAIN_LOG, S_RAIN);
      wait(DWELL_TIME);
      present(CHILD_ID_TRIPPED_INDICATOR, S_MOTION);
      wait(DWELL_TIME);
    #ifdef ANEMOMETER_ON OR AS5047_ON
      present(CHILD_ID_WIND, S_WIND);
      wait(DWELL_TIME);
    #endif
    
    #ifdef DHT_ON
      present(CHILD_ID_HUM, S_HUM);
      wait(DWELL_TIME);
      present(CHILD_ID_TEMP, S_TEMP);
      wait(DWELL_TIME);
    #endif
    
    
    #ifdef LUX_ON
      present(CHILD_ID_LIGHT, S_LIGHT_LEVEL);
    #endif
    
      DEBUG_PRINTLN(F("Sensor Presentation Complete"));
    }
    
    void setup()
    {
      #ifndef MY_DEBUG
      SERIAL_START(115200);  //Start serial if MySensors debugging isn't enabled
      #endif
      //
      pinMode(NORTH_SWITCH_PIN, INPUT_PULLUP);
      
    #ifdef ANEMOMETER_ON
      pinMode(ANEMOMETER_PIN, INPUT_PULLUP); //set interrupt pin to input pullup
      attachInterrupt(ANEMOMETER_PIN, anemometerISR, RISING); //setup interrupt on anemometer input pin, interrupt will occur whenever falling edge is detected
      dataTimer = millis(); //reset loop timer
      gustTimer = millis(); //reset loop timer
    #endif
      
      // Set up the IO
      pinMode(TIP_SENSOR_PIN, INPUT_PULLUP);
      attachInterrupt (digitalPinToInterrupt(TIP_SENSOR_PIN), bucketSensorTippedISR, FALLING);  // depending on location of the hall effect sensor may need CHANGE
      pinMode(ledPin, OUTPUT);
      digitalWrite(ledPin, HIGH);
      //
      //Sync time with the server
      //
      unsigned long functionTimeout = millis();
      while (timeStatus() == timeNotSet && millis() - functionTimeout < 30000UL)
      {
        requestTime();
        DEBUG_PRINTLN(F("Getting Time"));
        wait(1000); // call once per second
        DEBUG_PRINTLN(F("."));
      }
      currentHour = hour();
      lastHour = hour();
      //
      //retrieve from EEPROM stored values on a power cycle.
      //
      
    #ifdef AS5047_ON
      //Get the north offset direction
      getNorthOffset();
    #endif
    
      bool isDataOnEeprom = false;
      for (int i = 0; i < E_BUFFER_LENGTH; i++)
      {
        uint8_t locator = loadState(EEPROM_BUFFER_LOCATION + i);
        if (locator == 0xFE)  // found the EEPROM circular buffer index
        {
          eepromIndex = EEPROM_BUFFER_LOCATION + i;
          DEBUG_PRINT(F("EEPROM Index "));
          DEBUG_PRINTLN(eepromIndex);
          //Now that we have the buffer index let's populate the rainBucket[] with data from eeprom
          loadRainArray(eepromIndex);
          isDataOnEeprom = true;
          break;
        }
      }
      //
      if (!isDataOnEeprom) // Added for the first time it is run on a new Arduino
      {
        DEBUG_PRINTLN(F("I didn't find valid EEPROM Index, so I'm writing one to location 0"));
        eepromIndex = EEPROM_BUFFER_LOCATION;
        saveState(eepromIndex, 0xFE);
        saveState(eepromIndex + 1, 0xFE);
        //then I will clear out any bad data
        for (int i = 2; i <= E_BUFFER_LENGTH; i++)
        {
          saveState(i, 0x00);
        }
      }
      #ifdef DEBUG_ON
      dataMillis = millis();
      #endif
      lastTipTime = millis(); 
      //
      request(CHILD_ID_TRIPPED_INDICATOR, V_VAR1);
      wait(DWELL_TIME);
      request(CHILD_ID_TRIPPED_INDICATOR, V_VAR2);
      wait(DWELL_TIME);
      //
    #ifdef DHT_ON
      dht.setup(HUMIDITY_SENSOR_DIGITAL_PIN);
      metric = getConfig().isMetric;
      //metric = false;
      wait(DWELL_TIME);
    #endif
      //
    #ifdef LUX_ON
      lightSensor.begin();
    #endif
      //
      transmitRainData(); //Setup complete send any data loaded from eeprom to gateway
    }
    
    void loop()
    {
      if (state)
      {
        prettyFade();  // breathe if tripped
      }
      else
      {
        slowFlash();   // blink if not tripped
      }
    #ifdef DEBUG_ON  // Serial Debug Block
      if ( (millis() - dataMillis) >= serialInterval)
      {
        for (int i = 24; i <= 120; i = i + 24)
        {
          updateSerialData(i);
        }
        dataMillis = millis();
      }
    #endif
    
    #ifdef RAIN_ON
      //
      // let's constantly check to see if the rain in the past rainWindow hours is greater than rainSensorThreshold
      //
      int measure = 0; // Check to see if we need to show sensor tripped in this block
      for (int i = 0; i < rainWindow; i++)
      {
        measure += rainBucket [i];
        if (measure != lastMeasure)
        {
          //      DEBUG_PRINT(F("measure value (total rainBucket within rainWindow): "));
          //      DEBUG_PRINTLN(measure);
          lastMeasure = measure;
        }
      }
      //
      state = (measure >= (rainSensorThreshold * 100));
      if (state != oldState)
      {
        send(msgTripped.set(state));
        wait(DWELL_TIME);
        DEBUG_PRINT(F("New Sensor State... Sensor: "));
        DEBUG_PRINTLN(state ? "Tripped" : "Not Tripped");
        oldState = state;
      }
    #endif
    
    #ifdef ANEMOMETER_ON
      // The radius from center to the reed switch is 27.5mm or 1.082677 inches.  This gives us a circumference of
      // 6.80266 inches traveled for every tick of the reed switch.  This converts to 0.5668883 feet per revolution.
      // That makes 9,314 revolutions per mile.  This calculates to 1 Hz = 2.5872 MPh
      
      if((millis() - startTime) > 2500) pulseTime = 0; //if the wind speed has dropped below 1MPH than set it to zero
      
       //See if it is time to transmit
      if((millis() - dataTimer) > 1800)
      {
       
        detachInterrupt(ANEMOMETER_PIN); //shut off wind speed measurement interrupt until done communication
        float aWSpeed = getAvgWindSpeed(cumulativePulseTime,averageWindCount); //calculate average wind speed
        
        cumulativePulseTime = 0; //reset cumulative pulse counter
        averageWindCount = 0; //reset average wind count
    
        float aFreq = 0; //set to zero initially
        if(pulseTime > 0.0) aFreq = getAnemometerFreq(pulseTime); //calculate frequency in Hz of anemometer, only if pulsetime is non-zero
        int16_t wSpeedMPH = getWindMPH(aFreq); //calculate wind speed in MPH, note that the 2.5 comes from anemometer data sheet
        if(wSpeedMPH > gustMax) gustMax = wSpeedMPH; //Update our highest wind speed for our V_GUST value
       
        DEBUG_PRINTLN();
        DEBUG_PRINTLN("...................................");
        DEBUG_PRINT("Anemometer speed in Hz ");
        DEBUG_PRINTLN(aFreq);
        DEBUG_PRINT("Current wind speed is ");
        DEBUG_PRINTLN(wSpeedMPH);
        DEBUG_PRINT("Current average wind speed is ");
        DEBUG_PRINTLN(aWSpeed);
        
        send(msgWindSpeed.set(wSpeedMPH));
        wait(DWELL_TIME);
        
        start = true; //reset start variable in case we missed wind data while communicating current data out
        attachInterrupt(digitalPinToInterrupt(ANEMOMETER_PIN), anemometerISR, RISING); //turn interrupt back on
        dataTimer = millis(); //reset loop timer
      }
    
      //Send the wind gust speed every minute
      if((millis() - gustTimer) > 60000)
      {
        send(msgWindGust.set(gustMax));
        wait(DWELL_TIME);
        
        DEBUG_PRINTLN("...................................");
        DEBUG_PRINT("Current wind gust speed is ");
        DEBUG_PRINTLN(gustMax);
    
        gustMax = 0; //Reset for the next wind gust speed
        gustTimer = millis(); //reset loop timer
      }
    #endif
    
    #ifdef AS5047_ON
      //
      button = digitalRead(NORTH_SWITCH_PIN);
      if (!button && (millis() - northButtonPreviousMillis > NORTH_OFFSET_BUTTON_DELAY)) {
        setNorthOffset();
        northButtonPreviousMillis = millis();
      } 
      
      //
      getNorthOffset();
      wind_position = myAS5047.sensor_read();
      long value = (359*wind_position)/16383;
      wind_direction = ((value - north_offset) < 0) ? 360 - abs(value - north_offset) : value - north_offset;
      
      if (millis() - windDirPreviousMillis > WIND_DIR_DELAY)
      {
        DEBUG_PRINTLN("...................................");
        DEBUG_PRINT("Wind position: ");
        DEBUG_PRINTLN(value);
        DEBUG_PRINT("Wind direction: ");
        DEBUG_PRINTLN(wind_direction);
    
        if (wind_direction != last_direction)
        {
          send(msgWindDirection.set((int) wind_direction));
          wait(DWELL_TIME);
        }
        last_direction = wind_direction;
        windDirPreviousMillis = millis();
      }
    #endif
    
    #ifdef RAIN_ON
      //
      unsigned long tipDelay = millis() - lastRainTime;
      if (wasTippedBuffer) // if was tipped, then update the 24hour total and transmit to Vera
      {
        DEBUG_PRINTLN(F("Sensor Tipped"));
        DEBUG_PRINT(F("rainBucket [0] value: "));
        DEBUG_PRINTLN(rainBucket [0]);
        send(msgRain.set((float)rainTotal(currentHour) / 100, 1)); //Calculate the total rain for the day
        wait(DWELL_TIME);
        wasTippedBuffer--;
        rainRate = ((oneHour) / tipDelay);
        if (rainRate != lastRainRate)
        {
          send(msgRainRate.set(rainRate, 1));
          wait(DWELL_TIME);
          DEBUG_PRINT(F("RainRate= "));
          DEBUG_PRINTLN(rainRate);
          lastRainRate = rainRate;
        }
        lastRainTime = lastTipTime;
      }
      //
      currentHour = hour();
      if (currentHour != lastHour)
      {
        DEBUG_PRINTLN(F("One hour elapsed."));
        send(msgRain.set((float)rainTotal(currentHour) / 100, 1)); // send today's rainfall
        wait(DWELL_TIME);
        saveState(eepromIndex, highByte(rainBucket[0]));
        saveState(eepromIndex + 1, lowByte(rainBucket[0]));
        DEBUG_PRINT(F("Saving rainBucket[0] to eeprom. rainBucket[0] = "));
        DEBUG_PRINTLN(rainBucket[0]);
        for (int i = RAIN_BUCKET_SIZE - 1; i >= 0; i--)//cascade an hour of values back into the array
        {
          rainBucket [i + 1] = rainBucket [i];
        }
        request(CHILD_ID_TRIPPED_INDICATOR, V_VAR1);
        wait(DWELL_TIME);
        request(CHILD_ID_TRIPPED_INDICATOR, V_VAR2);
        wait(DWELL_TIME);
        rainBucket[0] = 0;
        eepromIndex = eepromIndex + 2;
        if (eepromIndex > EEPROM_BUFFER_LOCATION + E_BUFFER_LENGTH)
        {
          eepromIndex = EEPROM_BUFFER_LOCATION;
        }
        DEBUG_PRINT(F("Writing to EEPROM.  Index: "));
        DEBUG_PRINTLN(eepromIndex);
        saveState(eepromIndex, 0xFE);
        saveState(eepromIndex + 1, 0xFE);
        requestTime(); // sync the time every hour
        wait(DWELL_TIME);
        transmitRainData();
        rainRate = 0;
        send(msgRainRate.set(rainRate, 1));
        wait(DWELL_TIME);
        DEBUG_PRINTLN(F("Sending rainRate is 0 to controller"));
        lastHour = hour();
      }
    #endif
      if (millis() - sensorPreviousMillis > DHT_LUX_DELAY)
      {
        #ifdef DHT_ON  //DHT Code
          doDHT();
        #endif
        #ifdef LUX_ON
          doLUX();
        #endif
        sensorPreviousMillis = millis();
      }
    }
    
    #ifdef AS5047_ON
    void getNorthOffset() 
    {
      north_offset =  (loadState(EEPROM_NORTH_OFFSET_LOCATION+1) << 8) | loadState(EEPROM_NORTH_OFFSET_LOCATION);
    }
    
    //
    void setNorthOffset() 
    {
      DEBUG_PRINT("Direction value: ");
      DEBUG_PRINTLN(wind_direction);
      DEBUG_PRINT("North offset: ");
      DEBUG_PRINTLN(north_offset);
      if (north_offset != wind_direction)
      {
        saveState(EEPROM_NORTH_OFFSET_LOCATION, lowByte(wind_direction));
        saveState(EEPROM_NORTH_OFFSET_LOCATION+1, highByte(wind_direction));
        north_offset = wind_direction;
        DEBUG_PRINT("North offset set to: ");
        DEBUG_PRINTLN(wind_direction);
      }
    }
    #endif
    //
    #ifdef ANEMOMETER_ON
    //using time between anemometer pulses calculate frequency of anemometer
    float getAnemometerFreq(float pTime) 
    { 
      return (1/pTime); 
    }
    //Use anemometer frequency to calculate wind speed in MPH, note 2.5 comes from anemometer data sheet
    float getWindMPH(float freq) 
    {
      return (freq*2.5872); 
    }
    //uses wind MPH value to calculate KPH
    int16_t getWindKPH(float wMPH) 
    {
      return (wMPH*1.61); 
    }
    //Calculates average wind speed over given time period
    float getAvgWindSpeed(float cPulse,int period) 
    {
      if(period) return getWindMPH(getAnemometerFreq((float)(cPulse/period)));
      else return 0; //average wind speed is zero and we can't divide by zero
    }
    
    //This is the interrupt service routine (ISR) for the anemometer input pin
    //it is called whenever a falling edge is detected
    void anemometerISR() 
    {
      unsigned long currentTime = millis(); //get current time
      if(!start) { //This is not the first pulse and we are not at 0 MPH so calculate time between pulses
       // test = currentTime - startTime;
        pulseTime = (float)(currentTime - startTime)/1000;
        cumulativePulseTime += pulseTime; //add up pulse time measurements for averaging
        averageWindCount++; //anemomter went around so record for calculating average wind speed
      }
      startTime = currentTime; //store current time for next pulse time calculation
      start = false; //we have our starting point for a wind speed measurement
    }
    #endif
    //
    #ifdef DHT_ON
    void doDHT(void)
    {
      float temperature = dht.getTemperature();
        if (isnan(temperature)) 
        {
          DEBUG_PRINTLN("-----------------------------------");
          DEBUG_PRINTLN(F("Failed reading temperature from DHT"));
        } else if (temperature != lastTemp) 
        {
          lastTemp = temperature;
          if (!metric) 
          {
            temperature = dht.toFahrenheit(temperature);
          }
          send(msgTemp.set(temperature, 1));
          wait(DWELL_TIME);
          DEBUG_PRINTLN("-----------------------------------");
          DEBUG_PRINT(F("Temperature is: "));
          DEBUG_PRINTLN(temperature);
        }
        float humidity = dht.getHumidity();;
        if (isnan(humidity)) 
        {
          DEBUG_PRINTLN("===================================");
          DEBUG_PRINTLN(F("Failed reading humidity from DHT"));
        } else if (humidity != lastHum) 
        {
          lastHum = humidity;
          send(msgHum.set(humidity, 1));
          wait(DWELL_TIME);
          DEBUG_PRINTLN("===================================");
          DEBUG_PRINT(F("Humidity is: "));
          DEBUG_PRINTLN(humidity);
        }
    }
    #endif
    //
    #ifdef LUX_ON
    void doLUX(void)
    {
      unsigned int lux = lightSensor.readLightLevel();// Get Lux value
      DEBUG_PRINT(F("Current LUX Level: "));
      DEBUG_PRINTLN(lux);
      heartbeat++;
      if (lux != lastlux || heartbeat > 10) 
      {
        send(msg.set(lux));
        lastlux = lux;
      }
      if (heartbeat > 10) 
      {
        heartbeat = 0;
      }
    }
    #endif
    //
    void bucketSensorTippedISR()
    {
      unsigned long thisTipTime = millis();
      if (thisTipTime - lastTipTime > 100UL)
      {
        rainBucket[0] += CALIBRATE_FACTOR; // adds CALIBRATE_FACTOR hundredths of unit each tip
        wasTippedBuffer++;
      }
      lastTipTime = thisTipTime;
    }
    //
    int rainTotal(int hours)
    {
      int total = 0;
      for ( int i = 0; i <= hours; i++)
      {
        total += rainBucket [i];
      }
      return total;
    }
    
    #ifdef DEBUG_ON
    void updateSerialData(int x)
    {
      DEBUG_PRINT(F("Rain last "));
      DEBUG_PRINT(x);
      DEBUG_PRINTLN(F(" hours: "));
      float tipCount = 0;
      for (int i = 0; i < x; i++)
      {
        tipCount = tipCount + rainBucket [i];
      }
      tipCount = tipCount / 100;
      DEBUG_PRINTLN(tipCount);
    }
    #endif
    
    void loadRainArray(int eValue) // retrieve stored rain array from EEPROM on powerup
    {
      for (int i = 1; i < RAIN_BUCKET_SIZE; i++)
      {
        eValue = eValue - 2;
        if (eValue < EEPROM_BUFFER_LOCATION)
        {
          eValue = EEPROM_BUFFER_LOCATION + E_BUFFER_LENGTH;
        }
        DEBUG_PRINT(F("EEPROM location: "));
        DEBUG_PRINTLN(eValue);
        uint8_t rainValueHigh = loadState(eValue);
        uint8_t rainValueLow = loadState(eValue + 1);
        unsigned int rainValue = rainValueHigh << 8;
        rainValue |= rainValueLow;
        rainBucket[i] = rainValue;
        //
        DEBUG_PRINT(F("rainBucket[ value: "));
        DEBUG_PRINT(i);
        DEBUG_PRINT(F("] value: "));
        DEBUG_PRINTLN(rainBucket[i]);
      }
    }
    
    void transmitRainData(void)
    {
      DEBUG_PRINT(F("In transmitRainData. currentHour = "));
      DEBUG_PRINTLN(currentHour);
      int rainUpdateTotal = 0;
      for (int i = currentHour; i >= 0; i--)
      {
        rainUpdateTotal += rainBucket[i];
        DEBUG_PRINT(F("Adding rainBucket["));
        DEBUG_PRINT(i);
        DEBUG_PRINTLN(F("] to rainUpdateTotal."));
      }
      DEBUG_PRINT(F("TX Day 1: rainUpdateTotal = "));
      DEBUG_PRINTLN((float)rainUpdateTotal / 100.0);
      send(msgRainVAR1.set((float)rainUpdateTotal / 100.0, 1)); //Send current day rain totals (resets at midnight)
      wait(DWELL_TIME);
    #ifdef USE_DAILY
      rainUpdateTotal = 0;
    #endif
      for (int i = currentHour + 24; i > currentHour; i--)
      {
        rainUpdateTotal += rainBucket[i];
        DEBUG_PRINT(F("Adding rainBucket["));
        DEBUG_PRINT(i);
        DEBUG_PRINTLN(F("] to rainUpdateTotal."));
      }
      DEBUG_PRINT(F("TX Day 2: rainUpdateTotal = "));
      DEBUG_PRINTLN((float)rainUpdateTotal / 100.0);
      send(msgRainVAR2.set((float)rainUpdateTotal / 100.0, 1));
      wait(DWELL_TIME);
    #ifdef USE_DAILY
      rainUpdateTotal = 0;
    #endif
      for (int i = currentHour + 48; i > currentHour + 24; i--)
      {
        rainUpdateTotal += rainBucket[i];
        DEBUG_PRINT(F("Adding rainBucket["));
        DEBUG_PRINT(i);
        DEBUG_PRINTLN(F("] to rainUpdateTotal."));
      }
      DEBUG_PRINT(F("TX Day 3: rainUpdateTotal = "));
      DEBUG_PRINTLN((float)rainUpdateTotal / 100.0);
      send(msgRainVAR3.set((float)rainUpdateTotal / 100.0, 1));
      wait(DWELL_TIME);
    #ifdef USE_DAILY
      rainUpdateTotal = 0;
    #endif
      for (int i = currentHour + 72; i > currentHour + 48; i--)
      {
        rainUpdateTotal += rainBucket[i];
        DEBUG_PRINT(F("Adding rainBucket["));
        DEBUG_PRINT(i);
        DEBUG_PRINTLN(F("] to rainUpdateTotal."));
      }
      DEBUG_PRINT(F("TX Day 4: rainUpdateTotal = "));
      DEBUG_PRINTLN((float)rainUpdateTotal / 100.0);
      send(msgRainVAR4.set((float)rainUpdateTotal / 100.0, 1));
      wait(DWELL_TIME);
    #ifdef USE_DAILY
      rainUpdateTotal = 0;
    #endif
      for (int i = currentHour + 96; i > currentHour + 72; i--)
      {
        rainUpdateTotal += rainBucket[i];
        DEBUG_PRINT(F("Adding rainBucket["));
        DEBUG_PRINT(i);
        DEBUG_PRINTLN(F("] to rainUpdateTotal."));
      }
      DEBUG_PRINT(F("TX Day 5: rainUpdateTotal = "));
      DEBUG_PRINTLN((float)rainUpdateTotal / 100.0);
      send(msgRainVAR5.set((float)rainUpdateTotal / 100.0, 1));
      wait(DWELL_TIME);
    }
    
    void receive(const MyMessage &message)
    {
      if (message.sensor == CHILD_ID_RAIN_LOG)
      {
        // nothing to do here
      }
      else if (message.sensor == CHILD_ID_TRIPPED_INDICATOR)
      {
        if (message.type == V_VAR1)
        {
          rainWindow = atoi(message.data);
          if (rainWindow > 120)
          {
            rainWindow = 120;
          }
          else if (rainWindow < 1)
          {
            rainWindow = 1;
          }
          if (rainWindow != atoi(message.data))   // if I changed the value back inside the boundries, push that number back to Vera
          {
            send(msgTrippedVar1.set(rainWindow));
          }
        }
        else if (message.type == V_VAR2)
        {
          rainSensorThreshold = atoi(message.data);
          if (rainSensorThreshold > 10000)
          {
            rainSensorThreshold = 10000;
          }
          else if (rainSensorThreshold < 1)
          {
            rainSensorThreshold = 1;
          }
          if (rainSensorThreshold != atoi(message.data))  // if I changed the value back inside the boundries, push that number back to Vera
          {
            send(msgTrippedVar2.set(rainSensorThreshold));
          }
        }
      }
    }
    
    void prettyFade(void)
    {
      float val = (exp(sin(millis() / 2000.0 * PI)) - 0.36787944) * 108.0;
      analogWrite(ledPin, val);
    }
    
    void slowFlash(void)
    {
      static bool ledState = true;
      static unsigned long pulseStart = millis();
      if (millis() - pulseStart < 100UL)
      {
        digitalWrite(ledPin, !ledState);
        pulseStart = millis();
      }
    }
    
    void receiveTime(unsigned long newTime)
    {
      DEBUG_PRINTLN(F("Time received..."));
      setTime(newTime);
      char theTime[6];
      sprintf(theTime, "%d:%2d", hour(), minute());
      DEBUG_PRINTLN(theTime);
    }
    

    I have tried disabling different pieces of the code to see if something from one of the other sensors was causing it, but I cannot seem to find why this is happening.

    Just to note, if I run this test sketch, it works fine for the direction sensor:

    #include "AS5047.h"
    #include <SPI.h>
    #include <EEPROM.h>
    
    #define SWITCH_PIN 7 //The north calibration switch
    
    AS5047 myAS5047(5); // SS pin
     
    int address = 0;      //EEPROM address counter
    int north_offset = 0;
    long value;
    int dir;
    bool button;
    
    void setup()
    {
      Serial.begin(115200);
    
      pinMode(SWITCH_PIN, INPUT_PULLUP);
    
      north_offset = EEPROM.read(address);
    }
    
    void loop()
    {
      value=(360*myAS5047.sensor_read())/16383;
      dir = ((value - north_offset) < 0) ? 360 - abs(value - north_offset) : value - north_offset;
      
      Serial.print("measured direction: ");
      Serial.println(dir);
      Serial.print("north_offset: ");
      Serial.println(north_offset);
    
      button = digitalRead(SWITCH_PIN);
      north_offset = EEPROM.read(address);
      if (!button && north_offset != value) {
        EEPROM.write(address, value);
        north_offset = value;
        Serial.println("Button pressed");
      }
      
      delay(1000);
    }
    

    I am hoping that someone notices something that I am not seeing.

    Thanks in advance.



  • I think I at least partially figured out the problem. As mentioned earlier, I may need to use transactions for this. Being that I have never used SPI, much less SPI transactions before, I have limited knowledge of how this works. My little understanding of what I have read about transactions, you call :

    SPI.beginTransaction( [SPI SETTINGS HERE] );
       {device SPI code} ...
    SPI.endTransaction();
    

    If I understand this, you can use SPI settings specific to a device with [SPI SETTINGS HERE] while leaving things alone for other devices, correct?

    So I started looking at the library for the AS5047P sensor and I see this line in the constructor:

    SPCR = (1<<SPE) | (1<<MSTR) | (1<<CPHA) | (1<<SPR1) | (1<<SPR0); // slow down clock speed, set up spi
    

    I am assuming that this defines the settings that I would need for the beginTransaction(). If so, how do I decipher this into the settings I need to include in the beginTransaction() call?

    What I did as a test is to move the above SPCR... line into the read_register function of the library like this:

    uint32_t AS5047::read_register(uint32_t thisRegister)
    {
            SPCR = (1<<SPE) | (1<<MSTR) | (1<<CPHA) | (1<<SPR1) | (1<<SPR0); // slow down clock speed, set up spi
    
            byte inByte = 0;   // incoming byte from the SPI
            long result = 0;   // result to return
            byte lowbyte = thisRegister & 0b0000000011111111;
            byte highbyte = (thisRegister >> 8);
            digitalWrite(_ss, LOW);
            SPI.transfer(highbyte); // first byte in
            result = SPI.transfer(lowbyte); // first byte out
            digitalWrite(_ss, HIGH);
            delayMicroseconds(10);
            digitalWrite(_ss, LOW);
            int bytesToRead = 2;
            while (bytesToRead-- > 0) {
                    // shift the first byte left, then get the second byte:
                    result = result << 8;
                    inByte = SPI.transfer(0x00);
                    // combine the byte with the previous one:
                    result = result | inByte;
            }
            // take the chip select high to de-select:
            digitalWrite(_ss, HIGH);
    
            result = result & 0b0011111111111111;
            return(result);
    }
    

    Now I appear to be getting correct wind direction data, but I feel that this is not the correct approach to doing it.

    Can anyone help?


  • Mod

    @dbemowsk you're right about the need for spi transactions on this one.
    The sensor's spi interface gets initialized in the constructor and is overwritten by the radio. I understand your 'fix' will work, as you reinitialize the SPI bus everytime, as the transactions do in a portable way.
    I have no time atm but I'll try to figure out the transaction settings when possible.



  • @Yveaux Thanks. I have been trying to research it in the mean time, buy as of yet have not figured out how to do it. If you know of any websites that explain how to do it, it would help.I try to figure things out on my own because then I understand them better.

    Thanks for all of the help you have given me on this.


  • Mod

    @dbemowsk Let's break that line down, using the ATmega328P datasheet (pg. 221,222):

    SPCR = (1<<SPE) | (1<<MSTR) | (1<<CPHA) | (1<<SPR1) | (1<<SPR0)
    
    • SPCR : SPI Control Register 0
    • Bits not explicitly stated are 0, and can be read as (0<<xxx)
    • (1<<SPE) : Enable SPI
    • (0<<DORD) : Data order; here 0 to indicate MSB first
    • (1<<MSTR) : Master/slave select; here 1 to indicate master
    • (0<<CPOL): Clock polarity; here 0 to indicate SCK is low when idle
    • (1<<CPHA) : Clock phase; here 1 to indicate sample on trailing edge
    • (1<<SPR1) | (1<<SPR0) : Clock rate select; here 011 indicating Fosc/128

    The SPISettings is used as follows:

    SPISettings(clockrate, order, mode)
    
    • Let's start with the easy one: clockrate.
      The driver above uses Fosc/128, which is 16000000/128=125000 for a 16MHz crystal. This seems a safe value as the AS5047 datasheet states tclk=100ns, so it can handle 10MHz.
    • Order is just the DORD parameter, so MSBFIRST.
    • Then the tricky one: SPI_MODE
      Here's an extensive explanation. It's a combination of clock phase and clock polarity. Luckily the datasheet states explicitly: "The AS5047D SPI uses mode=1 (CPOL=0, CPHA=1) to exchange data.", so use SPI_MODE1

    Putting things together and wrapping SPI communication with transactions the result should be be:

    uint32_t AS5047::read_register(uint32_t thisRegister)
    {
        ....
        SPI.beginTransaction( SPISettings(125000, MSBFIRST, SPI_MODE1) );
        ....
        digitalWrite(_ss, LOW);
        SPI.transfer(highbyte); // first byte in
        ....
        digitalWrite(_ss, HIGH);
        SPI.endTransaction()
        ....
    }
    

    The clockrate can be increased if you like.



  • @Yveaux I cannot thank you enough. I tried these transaction settings and this worked perfectly. My hat is off to you.


  • Mod

    @dbemowsk great to hear!
    I hope I managed to explain to you how to get to these values, as you wanted to learn from the process 👍



  • @Yveaux Yes, I did learn from that. Thanks again.



  • Hello
    A friend send me an old weather station in 868mhz, I want to hack it for using it in domoticz
    Your project is similar as I want, where can I find your code?
    Thank's



  • @nicofly974 Unfortunately I put this on hold for a while as I have been having a bit of trouble with my power option for the node. I am actually working on a solar power setup with a small charge controller and a 2x18650 battery pack. The solar panel setup will be on a servo controlled solar tracker that I will run from a separate pro mini. My two issues right now are that I am having some issues with the charge controller, possibly user error. The other issue is designing and 3D printing the parts that will hold the charge controller, battery pack and tracker. If this cheap charge controller is an issue and I have to get a different one, it may alter my design. Shipping on this controller took forever to come on the boat from China.

    I haven't looked at my code for the sensors in a while, but maybe in the next day or two I'll post what I have with the understanding that it is in Alpha stage.



  • @dbemowsk Here are some pics of the dual axis solar tracker that I am working on for the weather station. In the 4 corners are the CDS photo cells for the tracker.
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    @dbemowsk is the solar tracker really necessary?



  • @gohan Not sure, just thought it might be an addition that could maximize battery charging.


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    it sure does, my question is if it is really needed. A lot depends on how much energy it uses 🙂



  • Hello,

    For a project wtih a fablab, we have using a Li-Polymer Charge Management Controllers MCP73831
    You can have free "sample" for prototype if you ask directly to the factory, perhaps it could be faster.


 

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