Posts made by Yveaux
RE: 💬 Dollhouse wireless node
@hugch Not yet really... The batteries had to last for 1 day at least during each day of the Faire and that worked out fine
I had to swap the wind sensor battery after one day, but it didn't sleep and had to send a message every 2 seconds.
I'll probably deploy some nodes (e.g. soil moisture and BMP280) in my house anywhere soon, to get a feeling for battery lifetime.
RE: Multithreading with Arduino
@Sushukka I developed a LED pattern blinking library that does all the blinking/fading for mono or RGB leds for you.
You just have to call an update function at regular intervals; that's it.
Maybe it can be of any use to you: https://github.com/Yveaux/LedPattern
RE: 💬 MySensors @Eindhoven Maker Fair 2-3 September
@dbemowsk it was a one time batch for the Faire only. Sorry.
RE: Can other sensors send data to my mysensors?
@ahmedadelhosni It's been in there for ages: https://github.com/mysensors/MySensors/blob/4783cac945df33a84ef20572c87557087f453ae8/libraries/MySensors/MyConfig.h#L11
(this is from 1.4.1, over 3 years ago. Can't go back any further on GitHub )
RE: nrf24 range issues
@LeKrist it could very well be that the adapter boards are the culprit. They normally use an ams1117-3v3 to generate the 3v3 supply, but I've seen Chinese copies of this chip that could barely generate 100mA.
The best results I always obtain with 2xAA battery powered sensors. You could always give this a try as it is a quick test (assuming you're also using a 3v3 arduino; eg pro mini) and additional capacitors are not required.
Just make sure you start with fresh batteries so the supply will be around 3v and power both the radio and arduino directly from the batteries - no step up/down converter needed.