One of the problems I had that the auto healing of the network started to loop/route into each other. So packets never arrived to the Gateway. The other one was a female NRF connector attached to a female antenna connector (took some time before I figured out). My current solution is one USB Gateway, and only one repeater, and two BIG antennas (with a male-to-male cable) between them...
I am hardcoding Node-ID's and Parents ID's now in my scripts.
What I am really missing is a way to define/set the parent ID in my script (Arduino Sketch), it would mean that I can have a single script for all my nodes, and configure the next hop (parent ID) before starting the NRF radio.
Do you know if this exists?
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RE: Bridge between RF24 and RS485
RE: V_ID/V_SERIAL to send sensors natural/built in ID's to controller.
I am actually using the DS2401s to generate IDs within my Mysensor network.
I have created two arrays, one with the DS2401 ID, the other with the location (text) of the sensor.
(it should be possible to do this in a single array BTW)
In this way I can label my Node with the location name at boot, but more important it labels the children with the location.
(in addition in my Arduino script I am labeling the Arduino hardware platform as part of the node name)
Imagine having a list of 15 DHT22's in Domoticz, it is quite challening to find the right DHT22 for a certain location.
(I am using Domoticz)
But I acutally should include the Node-ID in my script, in that way I don't need to query it at boot time
Bridge between RF24 and RS485
Are there plans (or code) to create a bridge (repeater) between a RF24 and RS485 mysensors network?
I'd like to have a some RS485 nodes to a few central locations in the house, from there on use a RF24 network.
Now I am enabling the Repeater functionality on every node, which should not be necessary and is prone to more errors.
(I tried to google for an answer, but could not find the right keywords to find an answer)
Looking forward to a nice discussion
RE: Support for APC220 RF
I received the recommended radios (NRF24L01) yesterday, and did some testing with it.
I think it should be possible to receive data on the APC Radio, transform it into information that can be send over the recommended radios to a USB Gateway connected to Domoticz. The only challenge will be that it is a single node, with many Children, right?
I can not find working examples yet of local sensors (data received over the APC radio) directly connected to the USB/Serial Gateway.
Is this possible (or not)?
Support for APC220 RF
I've been searching whether mysensors can support radios different than the ones mentioned (NRF24 etc) on the main pages.
I have several APC220 RF (long distance radios) which work very well.
The input/output is Serial TX/RX, comparable to a NUL-MODEM cable.
Is there a way to use them instead of the NRF24 radio?
Thank you in advance for a response.