MyS not working on solar sensor board



  • the board is @ceech s one, I don't think there is anything wrong with it, but I can't make it work with mysensors. My testing sketch is the one provided with the board, just adding MySensors declerations and radio initialisation.
    First I tought this issue was related, but after swapping to the development version, the problem still occurs:

    0 MCO:BGN:INIT NODE,CP=R-NNA---,VER=2.2.0-beta
    4 TSM:INIT
    4 TSF:WUR:MS=0
    6 RF24:INIT
    8 RF24:INIT:PIN,CE=9,CS=10
    10 RF24:WBR:REG=0,VAL=14
    18 RF24:WBR:REG=3,VAL=3
    20 RF24:WBR:REG=4,VAL=95
    22 RF24:WBR:REG=5,VAL=76
    26 RF24:WBR:REG=6,VAL=37
    28 RF24:WBR:REG=16,VAL=115
    30 RF24:WBR:REG=29,VAL=6
    34 RF24:RBR:REG=6,VAL=0
    36 RF24:RBR:REG=5,VAL=0
    38 !RF24:INIT:SANCHK FAIL
    40 !TSM:INIT:TSP FAIL
    45 TSM:FAIL:CNT=1
    45 TSM:FAIL:DIS
    47 TSF:TDI:TSL
    49 RF24:SLP
    51 RF24:WBR:REG=0,VAL=12
    10055 TSM:FAIL:RE-INIT
    10057 TSM:INIT
    10059 RF24:INIT
    10061 RF24:INIT:PIN,CE=9,CS=10
    10063 RF24:WBR:REG=0,VAL=14
    10072 RF24:WBR:REG=3,VAL=3
    10074 RF24:WBR:REG=4,VAL=95
    10078 RF24:WBR:REG=5,VAL=76
    10080 RF24:WBR:REG=6,VAL=37
    10084 RF24:WBR:REG=16,VAL=115
    10086 RF24:WBR:REG=29,VAL=6
    10090 RF24:RBR:REG=6,VAL=127
    10092 RF24:RBR:REG=5,VAL=255
    10096 !RF24:INIT:SANCHK FAIL
    10098 !TSM:INIT:TSP FAIL
    10102 TSM:FAIL:CNT=2
    10104 TSM:FAIL:DIS
    10106 TSF:TDI:TSL
    10108 RF24:SLP
    10110 RF24:WBR:REG=0,VAL=12
    ....
    

  • Hardware Contributor

    Try basic board's functionality first, over Serial monitor for example and work from there.



  • If you mean, uploading your sample sketch, yes, that worked without problem.
    But MySensors resists to work.



  • Correction, the sample sketch just shows:

    HTU21D-F test
    Couldn't find sensor!
    

    Seems that can be something with the board.


  • Hardware Contributor

    It is the new sensor on your board. The BME280.
    Here is the library for it:
    https://github.com/sparkfun/SparkFun_BME280_Arduino_Library
    Use I2C_ReadAllData example. And the sensor's address is 0x76, not 0x77



  • @ceech said in MyS not working on solar sensor board:

    I2C_ReadAllData

    Well it returns some weird negative altitude data, and temperature and humidity seems to be a little off, but I guess it also may have something to initially adjust altitude.


  • Hardware Contributor

    Initial altitude is calculated based on pressure and needs adjustment.



  • @ceech said in MyS not working on solar sensor board:

    Initial altitude is calculated based on pressure and needs adjustment.

    Do you know how to do it? I can't find nothing on the api


  • Hardware Contributor

    I don't, sorry.



  • What I can't understand is why the board has been working more than one week with the SFE_BMP180 library, to the point that I was doing adjustments and now I must work with sparkfun one's.

    Well, then that sensor will be of no use.

    Temperature: 28.39 degrees C
    Temperature: 83.10 degrees F
    Pressure: 101515.85 Pa
    Altitude: -16.42m
    Altitude: -53.86ft
    %RH: 55.80 %
    

    0_1498755205973_Temp.png
    The temperature and humidity are off more than three points and altitude by 50mts.


  • Hardware Contributor

    Give it a while. It's new. It will calibrate in time. Also you can calibrate it yourself.


  • Hardware Contributor

    The BMP180 sensor is from the same family. Parts of the code probably works on both.



  • Ok, so leaving the sensor aside, this is the correct position for the NRF radio module?
    0_1498815662002_IMG_20170630_113310~01.jpg
    First I'd directly soldered it, but as it wasn't working I desoldered it, resoldered a connector and tested with all my NRF modules, even with the ones on duty. The board always outputs a radio error:

    0 MCO:BGN:INIT NODE,CP=RNNNA--,VER=2.1.1
    4 TSM:INIT
    4 TSF:WUR:MS=0
    6 RF24:write register, reg=0, value=14
    14 RF24:write register, reg=3, value=3
    18 RF24:write register, reg=4, value=95
    22 RF24:write register, reg=5, value=76
    26 RF24:write register, reg=6, value=39
    30 RF24:write register, reg=16, value=115
    36 RF24:write register, reg=29, value=6
    40 RF24:read register, reg=6, value=255
    45 RF24:read register, reg=5, value=255
    49 !RF24:INIT:SANCHK FAIL
    51 !TSM:INIT:TSP FAIL
    53 TSM:FAIL:CNT=1
    55 TSM:FAIL:PDT
    57 RF24:write register, reg=0, value=12
    61 RF24:PD
    

    Also with MySensors version 2.0.0:

    Starting sensor (RNNNA-, 2.0.0)
    TSM:INIT
    RF24:write register, reg=0, value=14
    RF24:write register, reg=3, value=3
    RF24:write register, reg=4, value=95
    RF24:write register, reg=5, value=76
    RF24:write register, reg=6, value=39
    RF24:read register, reg=6, value=255
    RF24:read register, reg=5, value=255
    RF24:Sanity check failed: configuration mismatch! Check wiring, replace module or non-P version
    !TSM:RADIO:FAIL
    !TSM:FAILURE
    TSM:PDT
    RF24:write register, reg=0, value=12
    RF24:power down
    

    @ceech Do you have a mysensors working board? Which version?
    Could this be a faulty one or something must be configured for mysensors?


  • Hardware Contributor

    I can't say what's wrong. Can you send it back and I'll take a look at it?



  • I can, just send me your address through MP or to my email.

    Is the following configuration right for the resistor values you modified for my 7.2v batt?

    float R1 = 47000.0; // resistance of R1
    float R2 = 10000.0; // resistance of R2
    

    You can also send me a working sketch and I'll upload and test it for you.



  • @Sergio-Rius
    It is a long time ago, but did you ever get a chance to solve the problem with this board? I have exactly the same problem as you explained in your message. In the past I bought a few of these boards, but never got so far to use them. Now I want to try them and @ceech is not appearing anymore on the forum.



  • @ramwal Have you made the line "const float ALTITUDE = " correct for your location in the sketch?



  • @skywatch
    Yes, I did filled in the altitude, but I think that's not the problem, because after starting the program it stays with the sanity check fail of the radio Nrf24l01, with the verbose debug. So it has definitely to do with this particular board and the radio. The radio's I use are working on other standard Arduino's. So the radio is OK. It is sad, that the board is not supported anymore by its creator!!

    I do not know how to go further! I can not make sense of the output. Anyway thanks for reacting.
    See here the verbose debug output:

    15:19:06.087 ->  
    15:19:06.087 ->  __  __       ____
    15:19:06.087 -> |  \/  |_   _/ ___|  ___ _ __  ___  ___  _ __ ___
    15:19:06.087 -> | |\/| | | | \___ \ / _ \ `_ \/ __|/ _ \| `__/ __|
    15:19:06.123 -> | |  | | |_| |___| |  __/ | | \__ \  _  | |  \__ \
    15:19:06.123 -> |_|  |_|\__, |____/ \___|_| |_|___/\___/|_|  |___/
    15:19:06.123 ->         |___/                      2.3.2
    15:19:06.123 -> 
    15:19:06.123 -> 16 MCO:BGN:INIT NODE,CP=RNNNA---,FQ=8,REL=255,VER=2.3.2
    15:19:06.123 -> 28 TSM:INIT
    15:19:06.123 -> 28 TSF:WUR:MS=0
    15:19:06.123 -> 30 RF24:INIT:PIN,CE=9,CS=10
    15:19:06.123 -> 34 RF24:SBY
    15:19:06.157 -> 34 RF24:WBR:REG=0,VAL=14
    15:19:06.157 -> 43 RF24:WBR:REG=3,VAL=3
    15:19:06.157 -> 45 RF24:WBR:REG=4,VAL=95
    15:19:06.157 -> 47 RF24:WBR:REG=5,VAL=76
    15:19:06.157 -> 51 RF24:WBR:REG=6,VAL=37
    15:19:06.157 -> 53 RF24:WBR:REG=29,VAL=4
    15:19:06.157 -> 55 RF24:RBR:REG=29,VAL=255
    15:19:06.157 -> 59 RF24:WBR:REG=16,VAL=115
    15:19:06.157 -> 61 RF24:WBR:REG=29,VAL=4
    15:19:06.157 -> 63 RF24:RBR:REG=6,VAL=255
    15:19:06.157 -> 67 !RF24:INIT:SANCHK FAIL
    15:19:06.157 -> 69 !TSM:INIT:TSP FAIL
    15:19:06.190 -> 71 TSM:FAIL:CNT=1
    15:19:06.190 -> 73 TSM:FAIL:DIS
    15:19:06.190 -> 75 TSF:TDI:TSL
    15:19:06.190 -> 77 RF24:SLP
    15:19:06.190 -> 77 RF24:WBR:REG=0,VAL=12
    15:19:16.161 -> 10082 TSM:FAIL:RE-INIT
    15:19:16.161 -> 10084 TSM:INIT
    15:19:16.161 -> 10086 RF24:INIT:PIN,CE=9,CS=10
    15:19:16.194 -> 10088 RF24:SBY
    15:19:16.194 -> 10090 RF24:WBR:REG=0,VAL=14
    15:19:16.194 -> 10098 RF24:WBR:REG=3,VAL=3
    15:19:16.194 -> 10100 RF24:WBR:REG=4,VAL=95
    15:19:16.194 -> 10104 RF24:WBR:REG=5,VAL=76
    15:19:16.194 -> 10106 RF24:WBR:REG=6,VAL=37
    15:19:16.194 -> 10110 RF24:WBR:REG=29,VAL=4
    15:19:16.194 -> 10113 RF24:RBR:REG=29,VAL=255
    15:19:16.194 -> 10117 RF24:WBR:REG=16,VAL=115
    15:19:16.194 -> 10119 RF24:WBR:REG=29,VAL=4
    15:19:16.194 -> 10123 RF24:RBR:REG=6,VAL=255
    15:19:16.194 -> 10125 !RF24:INIT:SANCHK FAIL
    15:19:16.227 -> 10129 !TSM:INIT:TSP FAIL
    15:19:16.227 -> 10131 TSM:FAIL:CNT=2
    15:19:16.227 -> 10133 TSM:FAIL:DIS
    15:19:16.227 -> 10135 TSF:TDI:TSL
    15:19:16.227 -> 10137 RF24:SLP
    

  • Hero Member

    @ramwal

    f6eeb556-f957-4f82-95d2-c8be09b606d3-image.png

    These boards use a different CE and CS pins in Arduino. Try to add this BEFORE the #include <MySensors.h>:

    #define MY_RF24_CE_PIN 7 // Ceech Arista board 
    #define MY_RF24_CS_PIN 8 // Ceech Arista board
    // Includes -------------------------------------------
    #include <MySensors.h> 
    


  • @ramwal I have no experience of that board. You can only test all attached modules on other known working nodes. You could also try without mysensors in the sketch just to see. Finally the usual magnifying glass inspection of the PCB and all connections, solder joints etc.... But while typing this you got a really good lead from @rvendrame 🙂



  • @rvendrame
    That was IT!! All working splendid now. I am very grateful to you. The debug log gives information on the CE and CS pin. I never knew this!!

    @skywatch
    Indeed a really good lead from @rvendrame.
    Both thanks for your attention.


  • Hero Member

    @ramwal I'm glad you got it working!



  • @ramwal I'm sorry for my late response. And I'm glad you solved your problem.
    In my case, the board just kept giving problems and problems.
    It started with aberrant readings from the sensors. I sent it back only to be told that the board was perfect.
    When it came back I had a condenser failure and after the fix, intermittent serial bus fail (all leds on and hangs at simple debug prints)...

    ...until one day, it mysteriously jumped into a rain puddle (while still connected to the battery pack, from a considerable height). So I said bye and never look back.
    😊


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