A kitchen-sink options header
I'm creating a number of sketches for MySensors, and since I will be publishing them I want them all to have a nice, solid header that contains interesting settings.
This is what I got so far:
// // SETTINGS // Add or remove the two slashes at the beginning a line to enable or disable it. // // MySensors: enable and select the attached radio type #define MY_RADIO_NRF24 // This is a common and simple radio used with MySensors. Downside is that it uses the same frequency space as WiFi. //#define MY_RADIO_NRF5_ESB // This is a new type of device that is arduino and radio all in one. Currently not suitable for beginners yet. //#define MY_RADIO_RFM69 // This is an open source radio on the 433mhz frequency. Great range and built-in encryption, but more expensive and little more difficult to connect. //#define MY_RADIO_RFM95 // This is a LoRaWan radio, which can have a range of 10km. // MySensors: choose your desired radio power level. Only choose one. //#define MY_RF24_PA_LEVEL RF24_PA_MIN // Low power also means low range. #define MY_RF24_PA_LEVEL RF24_PA_LOW // This is a good middle of the road setting. //#define MY_RF24_PA_LEVEL RF24_PA_HIGH // High power can cause issues on cheap Chinese NRF24 radios //#define MY_RF24_PA_LEVEL RF24_PA_MAX // Offers the most range, but high power can cause issues on cheap Chinese NRF24 radios // Mysensors: security //#define MY_SECURITY_SIMPLE_PASSWD "changeme" // Be aware that longer passwords use slightly more memory. //#define MY_SIGNING_SOFT_RANDOMSEED_PIN A7 // Setting a pin to pickup random electromagnetic noise helps make encryption more secure. // Mysensors: advanced settings #define MY_TRANSPORT_WAIT_READY_MS 10000 // Try connecting for 10 seconds. Otherwise just continue. //#define MY_RF24_CHANNEL 100 // In EU the default channel 76 overlaps with wifi, so you could try using channel 100. You will have to select the same setting on every device in the network (including the gateway). //#define MY_RF24_DATARATE RF24_250KBPS // Slower datarate, increases wireless range. Does not work on all hardware. //#define MY_RF24_DATARATE RF24_1MBPS // Medium, safe setting. //#define MY_RF24_DATARATE RF24_2MBPS // Fastest datarate, at the cost of less range. Does not work on all hardware. //#define MY_NODE_ID 10 // Giving a node a manual ID can in rare cases fix connection issues. //#define MY_PARENT_NODE_ID 0 // Fixating the ID of the gateway node can in rare cases fix connection issues. //#define MY_PARENT_NODE_IS_STATIC // Used together with setting the parent node ID. Daking the controller ID static can in rare cases fix connection issues. #define MY_SPLASH_SCREEN_DISABLED // Saves a little memory. //#define MY_DISABLE_RAM_ROUTING_TABLE_FEATURE // Saves a little memory. On simple Arduino's this is already disabled by default. #define MY_DISABLE_SIGNAL_REPORT // Saves 1kb of space // MySensors: enable debug output to the serial monitor? //#define MY_DEBUG // This can help check if the radio is working ok. // MySensors: do you want this node to also be a repeater? #define MY_REPEATER_FEATURE // The devices can form a mesh network by passing along messages for each other. The only reason to disable this is if the device runs on battery power.
Are there interesting settings that I am missing?
@alowhum note sure which are interesting, but this should be the full list:
MY_BAUD_RATE MY_CORE_ONLY MY_CORE_MIN_VERSION MY_CORE_VERSION MY_CRITICAL_SECTION MY_DISABLE_RAM_ROUTING_TABLE_FEATURE MY_DISABLE_REMOTE_RESET MY_DISABLED_SERIAL MY_INDICATION_HANDLER MY_RX_MESSAGE_BUFFER_SIZE MY_RX_MESSAGE_BUFFER_FEATURE MY_SERIAL_OUTPUT_SIZE MY_SLEEP_NOT_POSSIBLE MY_SMART_SLEEP_WAIT_DURATION MY_SPLASH_SCREEN_DISABLED MY_WAKE_UP_BY_TIMER MY_CORE_COMPATIBILITY_CHECK MY_DEBUG_VERBOSE_TRANSPORT MY_NODE_ID MY_PARENT_NODE_ID MY_PARENT_NODE_IS_STATIC MY_PASSIVE_NODE MY_RAM_ROUTING_TABLE_FEATURE MY_REGISTRATION_CONTROLLER MY_REGISTRATION_DEFAULT MY_REGISTRATION_FEATURE MY_REGISTRATION_RETRIES MY_REPEATER_FEATURE MY_ROUTING_TABLE_SAVE_INTERVAL_MS MY_SIGNAL_REPORT_ENABLED MY_SLEEP_TRANSPORT_RECONNECT_TIMEOUT_MS MY_SMART_SLEEP_WAIT_DURATION_MS MY_TRANSPORT_CHKUPL_INTERVAL_MS MY_TRANSPORT_DISCOVERY_INTERVAL_MS MY_TRANSPORT_MAX_TSM_FAILURES MY_TRANSPORT_MAX_TX_FAILURES MY_TRANSPORT_SANITY_CHECK MY_TRANSPORT_SANITY_CHECK_INTERVAL MY_TRANSPORT_SANITY_CHECK_INTERVAL_MS MY_TRANSPORT_STATE_RETRIES MY_TRANSPORT_STATE_TIMEOUT_MS MY_TRANSPORT_TIMEOUT_EXT_FAILURE_STATE_MS MY_TRANSPORT_TIMEOUT_FAILURE_STATE_MS MY_TRANSPORT_UPLINK_CHECK_DISABLED MY_TRANSPORT_WAIT_READY_MS MY_DEBUG MY_DEBUGDEVICE MY_DEBUG_VERBOSE_GATEWAY MY_SPECIAL_DEBUG MY_DEBUG_OTA MY_DEBUG_OTA_DISABLE_ACK MY_DEBUG_VERBOSE_OTA_UPDATE MY_DEFAULT_ERR_LED_PIN MY_DEFAULT_LED_BLINK_PERIOD MY_DEFAULT_RX_LED_PIN MY_DEFAULT_TX_LED_PIN MY_INCLUSION_MODE_FEATURE MY_INCLUSION_BUTTON_FEATURE MY_INCLUSION_MODE_BUTTON_PIN MY_INCLUSION_MODE_DURATION MY_INCLUSION_LED_PIN MY_OTA_FIRMWARE_FEATURE MY_OTA_FLASH_SS MY_OTA_FLASH_JDECID MY_OTA_LOG_RECEIVER_FEATURE MY_OTA_LOG_SENDER_FEATURE MY_OTA_USE_I2C_EEPROM MY_SPIFLASH_SST25TYPE MY_WITH_LEDS_BLINKING_INVERSE MY_DEBUG_VERBOSE_SIGNING MY_ENCRYPTION_SIMPLE_PASSWD MY_NODE_LOCK_FEATURE MY_NODE_UNLOCK_PIN MY_NODE_LOCK_COUNTER_MAX MY_SECURITY_SIMPLE_PASSWD MY_SIGNING_ATSHA204 MY_SIGNING_ATSHA204_PIN MY_SIGNING_NODE_WHITELISTING MY_SIGNING_SIMPLE_PASSWD MY_SIGNING_SOFT MY_SIGNING_SOFT_RANDOMSEED_PIN MY_SIGNING_REQUEST_SIGNATURES MY_SIGNING_WEAK_SECURITY MY_VERIFICATION_TIMEOUT_MS MY_HW_HAS_GETENTROPY MY_GATEWAY_TINYGSM MY_GSM_APN MY_GSM_BAUDRATE MY_GSM_PIN MY_GSM_PSW MY_GSM_RX MY_GSM_SSID MY_GSM_TX MY_GSM_USR MY_SOFTSPI MY_SOFT_SPI_MISO_PIN MY_SOFT_SPI_MOSI_PIN MY_SOFT_SPI_SCK_PIN MY_DEBUG_VERBOSE_RF24 MY_RADIO_RF24 MY_RF24_ADDR_WIDTH MY_RF24_BASE_RADIO_ID MY_RF24_ENABLE_ENCRYPTION MY_RF24_CE_PIN MY_RF24_CHANNEL MY_RF24_CS_PIN MY_RF24_DATARATE MY_RF24_IRQ_PIN MY_RF24_PA_LEVEL MY_RF24_POWER_PIN MY_RF24_SPI_SPEED MY_DEBUG_VERBOSE_NRF5_ESB MY_NRF5_ESB_ADDR_WIDTH MY_NRF5_ESB_BASE_RADIO_ID MY_NRF5_ESB_CHANNEL MY_NRF5_ESB_ENABLE_ENCRYPTION MY_NRF5_ESB_MODE MY_NRF5_ESB_PA_LEVEL MY_NRF5_ESB_RX_BUFFER_SIZE MY_NRF5_ESB_REVERSE_ACK_RX MY_NRF5_ESB_REVERSE_ACK_TX MY_RADIO_NRF5_ESB MY_DEBUG_VERBOSE_RFM95 MY_RADIO_RFM95 MY_RFM95_ATC_MODE_DISABLED MY_RFM95_ATC_TARGET_RSSI MY_RFM95_ATC_TARGET_RSSI_DBM MY_RFM95_CS_PIN MY_RFM95_FREQUENCY MY_RFM95_IRQ_NUM MY_RFM95_IRQ_PIN MY_RFM95_MAX_POWER_LEVEL_DBM MY_RFM95_MODEM_CONFIGRUATION MY_RFM95_POWER_PIN MY_RFM95_RST_PIN MY_RFM95_SPI_SPEED MY_RFM95_TCXO MY_RFM95_TX_POWER MY_RFM95_TX_POWER_DBM MY_RFM95_TX_TIMEOUT_MS MY_RFM95_ENABLE_ENCRYPTION MY_DEBUG_VERBOSE_RFM69 MY_DEBUG_VERBOSE_RFM69_REGISTERS MY_IS_RFM69HW MY_RADIO_RFM69 MY_RFM69_ATC_MODE_DISABLED MY_RFM69_ATC_TARGET_RSSI_DBM MY_RFM69_BITRATE_LSB MY_RFM69_BITRATE_MSB MY_RFM69_CS_PIN MY_RFM69_CSMA_ADD_DELAY_BASE MY_RFM69_CSMA_ADD_DELAY_COUNT MY_RFM69_CSMA_LIMIT_DBM MY_RFM69_CSMA_TIMEOUT_MS MY_RFM69_DEFAULT_LISTEN_IDLE_US MY_RFM69_DEFAULT_LISTEN_RX_US MY_RFM69_ENABLE_ENCRYPTION MY_RFM69_ENABLE_LISTENMODE MY_RFM69_FREQUENCY MY_RFM69_IRQ_NUM MY_RFM69_IRQ_PIN MY_RFM69_MAX_POWER_LEVEL_DBM MY_RFM69_MODEM_CONFIGURATION MY_RFM69_NETWORKID MY_RFM69_NEW_DRIVER MY_RFM69_POWER_PIN MY_RFM69_RST_PIN MY_RFM69_SPI_SPEED MY_RFM69_TX_TIMEOUT_MS MY_RFM69_TX_POWER_DBM MY_RS485 MY_RS485_BAUD_RATE MY_RS485_DE_PIN MY_RS485_HWSERIAL MY_RS485_MAX_MESSAGE_LENGTH MY_RS485_SOH_COUNT MY_GATEWAY_CLIENT_MODE MY_GATEWAY_ENC28J60 MY_GATEWAY_ESP32 MY_GATEWAY_ESP8266 MY_GATEWAY_MQTT_CLIENT MY_GATEWAY_SERIAL MY_GATEWAY_W5100 MY_HOSTNAME MY_INCLUSION_BUTTON_EXTERNAL_PULLUP MY_MQTT_CLIENT_ID MY_MQTT_CLIENT_PUBLISH_RETAIN MY_MQTT_PASSWORD MY_MQTT_PUBLISH_TOPIC_PREFIX MY_MQTT_SUBSCRIBE_TOPIC_PREFIX MY_MQTT_USER MY_W5100_SPI_EN MY_WIFI_SSID MY_WIFI_BSSID MY_WIFI_PASSWORD MY_CONTROLLER_IP_ADDRESS MY_CONTROLLER_URL_ADDRESS MY_GATEWAY_MAX_CLIENTS MY_GATEWAY_MAX_RECEIVE_LENGTH MY_GATEWAY_MAX_SEND_LENGTH MY_IP_ADDRESS MY_IP_GATEWAY_ADDRESS MY_IP_RENEWAL_INTERVAL MY_IP_RENEWAL_INTERVAL_MS MY_IP_SUBNET_ADDRESS MY_MAC_ADDRESS MY_PORT MY_USE_UDP MY_ESP8266_SERIAL_MODE
Thanks for that.
I'm curious though: are there any on that list that you often/sometimes use in sketches that I didn't list?
@alowhum no, but I don't use 90% of what's already on your list either
Learning a little more today:
..is not required for Arduino Nano boards. Because they have little RAM, MySensors disables it automatically. Nice!
I also want my nodes to always keep trying to reconnect to the network. I thought that would be standard, but apparently it's not? Is my understanding correct? The code below would set it to try and reconnect later:
#define MY_TRANSPORT_WAIT_READY_MS (10*1000ul) // On boot-up, stop trying to connect to the gateway after 10 seconds #define MY_TRANSPORT_TIMEOUT_EXT_FAILURE_STATE (15*60*1000ul) // If connection is down, try to reconnect to the gateway every 15 minutes.
In the documentation I also noticed "MY_TRANSPORT_TIMEOUT_FAILURE_STATE_MS" which is set to ten seconds. I guess this happens:
- If the radio is OK, every 10 seconds, for a maximum of 7 times, the node will try to connect to the gateway.
- If it fails after 7 retries, it will wait much longer before retrying?
Does it eventually give up?
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get rid of all your apostrophes. Those words are pluralized, not possessive (as long as you're trying to clean it up and make it look nice you might as well fix the punctuation).
Doe anyone have any idea about the retries? I'd like my nodes to keep trying to reconnect as long as they have power.
I've read different things about
Some recently said this saves memory, but I've found an older post that states it's already disabled by default.