Feed

  • Dave McLaughlin NanoPC T4 from FriendlyArm by Dave McLaughlin: I just had a good read of the wiki and see that there is a severe lack of UARTs available to the user with only 1 being available with 2 if you disable the debug PORT. I think for the timing being the T3 Plus is a better option when it comes to UART availability. It has been super stable running Android with UART and GSM upgrades. Jun 24, 16:30
  • DrFragle and MrShark More Alexa Marvels by DrFragle and MrShark: new toy in town: GetStoryLine, a node-red like skill editor! πŸ˜€ just seen in this (italian...) video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMgpBpNUdjA here the official youtube channel with lots of tutorials: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_r0ACCwWIlFmy47_-IfLPg/videos Jun 24, 09:40
  • NanoPC T4 from FriendlyArm by tkaiser: You can build Armbian yourself by checking out hjc's repo. Links in https://forum.armbian.com/topic/7498-nanopc-t4/ Currently it's way too early to 'test' anything Armbian on any RK3399 board since hjc's work is just a demonstration how easy it has become to add a new board to Armbian's build system. The hard work is to decide which kernel to use and how to maintain/improve sources (everything important happens below the distro layer). But if you read through the referenced thread at least Rockchip is now aware of the issues external open source communities face and hopefully situation will improve. Anyway, the 2 images (Debian Stretch and not Ubuntu) I built you'll find at http://kaiser-edv.de/tmp/VRy83B/ in 15 minutes. But it's too early for feedback as explained. This is just an early PoC to identify in which areas more work is needed. Jun 22, 05:56
  • NanoPC T4 from FriendlyArm by tkaiser: A quick web search for 'SEC_S5P6818X_Users_Manual_preliminary_Ver_0.00.pdf' confirms. Jun 22, 05:49
  • NanoPC T4 from FriendlyArm by Comedicles: I heard Tensorflow is running on it. I really want to see some dual camera/stereo computer vision stuff. Jun 21, 16:05
  • Brian Gentles Orange Pi Plus 2E revisited by Brian Gentles: hello Pete I can confirm the plus 2 has H3 chip. it is older than the 2E and according to Armbian has a few hardware issues. (notably - Wi-Fi chip not working) Orange Pi Plus is pretty similar regarding USB/SATA but has half the amount of DRAM and eMMC storage Named pretty similar the cheaper Orange Pi Plus 2E adds Realtek RTL8189FTV SDIO-based WiFi directly on the board (as opposed to a soldered-on module), exposes all USB host ports without an internal hub and saves the slow GL830 USB-to-SATA bridge. I ordered the 2E Regards Jun 21, 16:05
  • NanoPC T4 from FriendlyArm by Comedicles: If I recall, the S5PV6818 can't take more RAM than the 2G? Jun 21, 16:01
  • NanoPC T4 from FriendlyArm by Comedicles: What you can buy and what you can fit in a fixed space and power budget are two different things. I can buy a used HP server with a pair of 10 core chips and 128G if RAM and 20 of the 15K RPM drives and 10G Ethernet. It will take 2500 Watts and make a hell of a noise. So I shouldn't get a NanoPC for a server in my diving seacopter? Jun 21, 15:56
  • DSO Module for LAP-C by Pawlacz: What probe model is this? Jun 21, 08:23
  • DrFragle and MrShark Big Timer by DrFragle and MrShark: BigTimer node used in this tutorial just published on youtube πŸ™‚ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5I2-qCwGKE Jun 20, 17:33
  • Autofabrik The Script by Autofabrik: Success! How bizarre. I came back from work. Started the Pi up and now everything is working. Just created a test flow for MQTT and it's spot on. Thanks very much for all your work on this! This Pi does have limited resources but will be fine for my tinkering. Jun 20, 16:55
  • DrFragle and MrShark The Script by DrFragle and MrShark: never tested on such an old device, but it should be like an RPi Zero or the like... you have a log file in your home folder, take a look at there to see what happened... a night is TOO MUCH, to me you had network issues and it couln't download some stuff... Jun 20, 12:51
  • Peter Scargill The Script by Peter Scargill: B+ is that the original pi? Ie not one of the version 2 variations? I don't test that far back as they are really not powerful enough. Maybe someone else has.Even if everything works you will be disappointed with performance. Pete Jun 20, 11:39
  • Autofabrik The Script by Autofabrik: I tried this last night on an old B+ with DietPi. It seemed to run OK but had to leave overnight to complete. Tried to access the Web page this morning with success but everything else seems to have failed. No time this morning to check more but will update later. Anyone else had success running the script on a B+? Jun 20, 09:16
  • DSO Module for LAP-C by Olivia Cheng: Hi Peter, Thanks for your suggestion. Actually, our software is compatible with win10/win8 as well. We'll update our box in complete new design soon. Jun 20, 01:51
  • The Script by nigel holland: just installed this on a pi 3b+ it took 35 mins to install and works great love all the new programs which it installed. another deep learning curve now Jun 19, 20:37
  • NanoPC T4 from FriendlyArm by tkaiser: The WD PiDrives are only good companions for ultra slow Raspberry Pis (that suffer from their 'one single USB2 port' limitation). USB storage and especially USB3 with type A receptacles has some downsides compared to native or PCIe attached SATA. But if you got an USB3 SuperSpeed cable that fits tightly (no disconnects) and ensure that the USB-to-SATA bridge chipset is a good one then you're fine. With those RK3399 boards we see up to 400 MB/s with fast SSDs via USB3 SuperSpeed. I did some first tests yesterday with NanoPC T4 focussing on storage: https://forum.armbian.com/topic/7498-nanopc-t4/ (check the links at the bottom of first post). BTW: FriendlyELEC revealed 3 hours ago that there's another very nice RK3399 board to come: https://forum.armbian.com/topic/7511-nanopi-m4/ Jun 18, 21:30
  • Peter Scargill NanoPC T4 from FriendlyArm by Peter Scargill: No problems and I use both SSDs and hard drives. The latter however are slow and of course all of these add-ons kind of defeat the idea of a small, cheap processor board. Also since I got to grips with using hard drives last year I've been too busy having a stroke, rescuing a house from the tenants from hell and preparing for this year's exodus to Spain not to mention keeping the blog fresh, to do much experimenting with SSDs... maybe in the summer. Jun 18, 12:05
  • NanoPC T4 from FriendlyArm by Bob: As usual some very interesting stuff about SD cards but I see very little comment about SSD cards or hard drives with the SBC's. I know that a while back Peter mentioned an SSD but I haven't seen any subsequent comment. I have also seen WD hard drive kits for the Raspi. My question is; are there issues using these devices for data storage / logging? Revolving iron HD's are, after all, the basis of many NAS devices and one assumes they work reliably! Jun 18, 10:13
  • NanoPC T4 from FriendlyArm by jim st: I am going to use it for a small footprint and small power simh and hercules server, (I hope). Also hopefully a capable general use Ubuntu as well Jun 18, 01:03
  • NanoPC T4 from FriendlyArm by jim st: Mr. Kaiser, I'd be happy to be a tester for the armbian for this board. Any pointers where it is, and what I need to do for you to help? thanks Jim Jun 18, 01:01
  • Pete Knight Plant watering Fiasco by Pete Knight: "The guy with the Swiss accent" just did a YouTube blog about soil sensors: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udmJyncDvw0&feature=push-u&attr_tag=dyXapvmZ306wfQTU-6 I hadn't realised that the capacitive sensors would work even if the bottom part of the sensor is inside a plastic bag. It's also worth noting his comment about the sides of the sensors not being waterproofed and needing some protection adding to stop them failing over time. Pete. Jun 17, 10:25
  • DrFragle and MrShark Orange Pi Plus 2E revisited by DrFragle and MrShark: these should be the best option, i think... barrel on both sides and NO cables at all, just a size converter... https://it.aliexpress.com/item/1pcs-DC-Power-Adapter-4-0mm-x-1-35mm-Male-Plug-To-5-5mm-x-2/32846046054.html Jun 16, 18:52
  • DrFragle and MrShark Orange Pi Plus 2E revisited by DrFragle and MrShark: sure, that too, but you should have good usb leads, too, as many of them are not good enough to supply more than 2 amps for their tiny wires... but sure, that's an option, too πŸ™‚ https://it.aliexpress.com/item/MAYITR-1pc-80cm-USB-Male-to-4-0-x-1-7mm-Power-Cable-4-0-1/32851066641.html Jun 16, 18:48
  • Peter Scargill Orange Pi Plus 2E revisited by Peter Scargill: Good point... Jun 16, 18:47
  • Peter Scargill Orange Pi Plus 2E revisited by Peter Scargill: Aliexpress failed miserably on my proposed adaptor but Ebay came up trumps. Thinking about it I'll have to stop using that expression now. Jun 16, 18:46
  • Peter Scargill Orange Pi Plus 2E revisited by Peter Scargill: More useful perhaps, a USB to round adaptor lead as many of us have lots of 2.4a USB supplies? Jun 16, 18:39
  • DrFragle and MrShark Orange Pi Plus 2E revisited by DrFragle and MrShark: and banggood sells the +2e for 15€ more than aliexpress... 56€ vs 41€, shipped... everybody remember to buy the power supply, too, as these boards don't use a microusb connector but a barrel one (which is good, more power deliverable and better overall physical connection stability...) but NOT the standard 5.5mm: it's a 4mm one... or use whatever 5V 2A (at least, better 3A) 5.5mm psu and buy an adapter: https://it.aliexpress.com/item/1pcs-High-quality-All-copper-brand-new-DC-cable-power-jack-female-5-5-2-1/32357874436.html Jun 16, 18:22
  • Peter Scargill Orange Pi Plus 2E revisited by Peter Scargill: Sure is. I don't understand why Aliexpress dropped that bord for a while but it is back now. Jun 16, 18:03
  • DrFragle and MrShark Orange Pi Plus 2E revisited by DrFragle and MrShark: great job by armbian, easy to pass everything on emmc, waaaay easier than before with ad-hoc setups or jumpers to move around while booting πŸ™‚ Jun 16, 18:00
  • Peter Scargill Orange Pi Plus 2E revisited by Peter Scargill: Yup.. on the Orange Pi Plus 2E I installed Armbian on SD, added script and more then tested serial, i2c and MQTT then copied to eMMC with Armbian-config. Also put Android 7.1 onto eMMC on the T4. Both boards working a treat. Jun 16, 17:50
  • DrFragle and MrShark Orange Pi Plus 2E revisited by DrFragle and MrShark: Peter, did you actually install armbian on emmc? Can't find the info in your blog post... to do it as i did on the PC+, it's very easy in armbian: just run armbian-config and in the 1st menu there's an option to install an sdcard running system onto the emmc... 10 minutes after, i was happily running from internal memory, with no sdcard in its slot πŸ™‚ Jun 16, 16:23
  • Orange Pi Plus 2E revisited by darethehair: Thanks for running the comparison to the FriendlyARM Nanopi M1! It convinces me that my choice of the RPi PC+ is the best-bang-for-the-buck, even compared to the FriendlyARM choices. I would add that the M1 is $38 (plus shipping), but my guess that is in US dollars -- which would make it about $50 CDN (compared to the RPi PC+, which is now about $38 CDN). πŸ™‚ Jun 16, 12:38
  • DrFragle and MrShark Orange Pi Plus 2E revisited by DrFragle and MrShark: well, add 3 minutes to the PC+ time, as i forgot to add grafana to that setup, while on the M1 was selected... now i added it and it took 3 minutes, so we have a total of about 40 minutes for the PC+ and 48 for the M1, using standard script setup + checking grafana for additional install Jun 16, 12:30
  • DrFragle and MrShark Orange Pi Plus 2E revisited by DrFragle and MrShark: just did a parallel install on 2 boards with quite identical specs: "orange pi pc plus" and "friendlyarm nanopi m1" both with allwinner h3 cpu and 1gb ram... only difference, the PC+ has 8gb emmc embedded and native wifi, while for the M1 i used a standard 8gb microsd and a wifi dongle... well, quite impressed: with the identical fan on top of a standard aluminum raspberry-like heatsink, i had always less than 30Β°c on the PC+ and about 40Β°c on the M1, instead... and the overall time for script running was of 37 minutes on PC+ and of 48 on M1... both on latest armbian, updated right before running the script... for me the PC+ is an other winner, cheaper than the +2e if you don't need gigabit and 1gb ram is enough, with it's 8gb emmc for just 25$ πŸ™‚ Jun 16, 12:14
  • DrFragle and MrShark Sonoff 4CH PRO R2 by DrFragle and MrShark: beware, only on the R2 model... not on 1st generation... Jun 16, 06:35
  • ADEASKA SQ4 Intelligent LCD Charger by Dave Thompson: Err,, battery chargers that have a load test are perhaps a bit more useful. The great majority of chinese batterys have hilarious overstated capacity, Usually japaneses and korean batterys have more accurate specs. I don't mind 10% error, but seldom is the capacity understated I am very happy with my opus 3100 Jun 16, 00:12
  • Sonoff 4CH PRO R2 by Steve Dennis: Input control power and relay contacts are isolated. Relay contacts are 'dry contacts' Jun 15, 20:05
  • DrFragle and MrShark NanoPC T4 from FriendlyArm by DrFragle and MrShark: quite every distro comes with few or none service activated, aside from ssh of course... Jun 15, 17:11
  • Neil Cherry NanoPC T4 from FriendlyArm by Neil Cherry: For those that need syslog, they can use the remote option which sends logs to another server. I've also I've used nfs and cfs for things like compiling and adding commands and libraries that I can share amongst many similar devices. If I need a lot of db support accessing a remote db is not hard. Web services and REST, again remote. And, of course, I'm sharing data and heartbeats and other useful stuff via MQTT. What we really need is a Linux distribution that doesn't have all the bells and whistled turned on unless you request it. Jun 15, 13:52
  • Orange Pi Plus 2E revisited by Rocketman: I actually built one based on that same chip a while ago but the isolated usb chip is more expensive and more hassle that a pi zero w. Jun 14, 08:33
  • DrFragle and MrShark Orange Pi Plus 2E revisited by DrFragle and MrShark: you can use an USB isolator, there are a lot on the net: https://github.com/watterott/USB-Isolator Jun 14, 07:44
  • Orange Pi Plus 2E revisited by rocketman: I have one rpi zw used as a remote serial port for sending gcode to my cnc machine (which has a nasty habit of frying my computers USB ports), for this is is PERFECT. I will admit i have a pi zero W running the script for playing around with and it is a little bit not great for that, investing in a orange pi plus 2e might be a good option. But yeah the fact you can use them as IP cameras for about $30 AUD total and have complete configurability is crazy good. Jun 14, 06:26
  • NanoPC T4 from FriendlyArm by Rocketman: What about scheduled maintenance. Say you know the board has however many writes that it can do before the SD card fails. You can backup the SD card with ease to another card and then put it back into service within a half hour. Not only that but you can have a redundancy put in by have a second board take the place of the first if it's mission critical. It's not like this stuff is in the price range of PLC controllers. Backups and redundancy is cheap Jun 14, 06:12
  • DrFragle and MrShark Orange Pi Plus 2E revisited by DrFragle and MrShark: well, the pi zeros have some uses... being so small, and with pi cameras so cheap, can become a good motion sensing cameras for reporting intruders... just the 1st thing i mind, there are of course many other uses... NOT as a central control system with the script, too slow and better systems cost just a little more... Jun 13, 10:53
  • Peter Scargill Orange Pi Plus 2E revisited by Peter Scargill: Personally I'd be putting the Lite in a cupboard to make it easy to forget about, along with any Raspberry Pi Zeros.... life is too short. The Orange Pi Plus 2E on the other hand if you can get it at a decent price, is very nice. Jun 12, 20:17
  • Ed Darby Orange Pi Plus 2E revisited by Ed Darby: I'd avoid the Orange Pi Lite like the plague, I'll admit I bought it because it was cheap ~Β£12 if memory serves and it had fairly decent specs for what I wanted to use it for but it's been nothing more than a monumental pain in the arse from day one. The main issue I have with it, and I'm sure you'll agree it's an issue as the Lite has no ethernet port is that it will not, no matter what I have tried and I've tried everything, maintain a Wifi connection. I've tried an USB dongle, I have change the OS from Raspbian to Armbian to Android, I've added a heatsink and fan, it just won't stay connected, sometimes it's minutes, sometimes it's hours, sometimes it's days but it's just not reliable and the support isn't there to fix it. I just use it as a Node Red dev environment now and have attached a relay to the PSU cable so I can remotely reboot it. Jun 12, 17:59
  • Cool Duke Big Timer by Cool Duke: Sure πŸ™‚ but then the value is wrong for normal use. It should always be minutes in every mode. Otherwise it is very confusion. It would be great if the timer mode will also work with minutes eg "timer 90m" for 90 minutes or "180s" for seconds. Best! Jun 12, 15:53
  • Peter Scargill Big Timer by Peter Scargill: So multiply value by 60 Jun 12, 15:43
  • Cool Duke Big Timer by Cool Duke: hi everybody! I am planning to use the bigtimer for my pool pump as a simple countdown to turn the pump off after a specific period of time, which I set in the node red dashboard. So setting up the bigtimer with "timer 300" for a 5 minute countdown - so far so good. But when I also set the timeout property to 5 (which should be 5 minutes) the timer will be canceled after 5 seconds - NOT minutes! When using the timer function the timeout value is seen as seconds value, instead of minutes value. Did someone experience a similar behaviour? Bug or feature :)? thx! Jun 12, 15:16
  • Michel Stempin Home Control 2018 by Michel Stempin: Here is the video: https://youtu.be/7BYdZ_24yg0 Jun 12, 14:05
  • Bogdan Susala Prototype PCB Manufacturing and JLCPCB.COM by Bogdan Susala: Hi Pete & Aidan. I really appreciate your work and starting to tinker with different boards and HW for the moment. There is a PNG on dropbox link marked as ESP-DEV9, but no apparent associated .brd/.sch, is there anything new/repaired vs the seemingly the most updated version DEV7 (the .brd/.sch without dashes in the name)? Thanks in advance. Jun 11, 18:51
  • Big Timer by Luis: Thnaks, i'll look those links πŸ™‚ the docker idea es great πŸ™‚ Jun 9, 00:36
  • Big Timer by Craig: Yep Docker is definitely the way to go for each of the components and then call them in as needed. I have just rebuilt a centos server at home - moved all the stuff that i had natively installed previously into prebuilt docker images and it is magic Jun 9, 00:14
  • DrFragle and MrShark Home Control 2018 by DrFragle and MrShark: mmm, now that you wrote it, i remember some videos about this... sorry, then πŸ™‚ Jun 8, 11:43
  • Peter Scargill Home Control 2018 by Peter Scargill: Years ago people were getting 1km line of sight from esp01 Jun 8, 11:37
  • DrFragle and MrShark Home Control 2018 by DrFragle and MrShark: Peter, take a look at this... don't know if it's useful for esp8266, too... LONG RANGE wifi mode... https://blog.hackster.io/long-range-wifi-for-the-esp32-9429ab89f450 Jun 8, 10:17
  • DrFragle and MrShark Orange Pi Plus 2E revisited by DrFragle and MrShark: same cpu of the AWFUL pine64... leave it there, for your sanity... Jun 8, 09:40
  • Ion Ciubotaru Prototype PCB Manufacturing and JLCPCB.COM by Ion Ciubotaru: Did you try the PCB assembly from EasyEDA part of JLC PCB group ? https://easyeda.com/forum/topic/PCB_Assembly-O7DVd7pjB They assembly only SMD components and I'm curious about qualityο»Ώ Jun 8, 08:38
  • FriendlyArm S430 by NICOLA DUZ: Remove the Screen and the Serverlayout section and it works ! By. Jun 8, 07:31
  • Orange Pi Plus 2E revisited by David Vincent: Have you tried them with armbian? Wondering if the a64 is supported.. Jun 8, 04:00
  • Bentley Sorsdahl Orange Pi Plus 2E revisited by Bentley Sorsdahl: Am you else try the Orange-pi win plus? https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Orange-Pi-Win-Plus-Development-Board-A64-Quad-core-Support-linux-and-android-Beyond-Raspberry-Pi/32803012893.html?spm=2114.search0104.3.9.43116020kWiuqt&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_3_10152_10151_10065_10344_10068_10130_5722815_10342_10547_10343_10340_5722915_10548_10341_5722615_10696_10084_10083_10618_10139_10307_5722715_10059_100031_10103_10624_10623_10622_5722515_10621_10620,searchweb201603_1,ppcSwitch_5&algo_expid=3a6a2c2f-7b1f-4b7f-ab25-c4a6b9c25711-1&algo_pvid=3a6a2c2f-7b1f-4b7f-ab25-c4a6b9c25711&priceBeautifyAB=0 They seem great have 4 of them now and working on replacing all my other single board computers with them. Jun 8, 01:01
  • Inexpensive 200W Car Inverter by Adrian: I'm fascinated how the automotive "cigarette lighter" socket has been re-purposed as a general "car power connector" in the last few decades. It is one of the very few socket/voltage interfaces that is in use world wide. Jun 8, 00:32
  • DrFragle and MrShark IOT Manager Revisited by DrFragle and MrShark: mmm, why? You can use tasmota with commands via mqtt or http... look at its wiki for info on syntax... so you can install whatever android app/widget that can interact with mqtt or http (just look for http widget or mqtt widget on playstore), if you have no mqtt broker... or you can just open a tasmota ip address in your browser... Jun 7, 19:56
  • IOT Manager Revisited by Chip Stewart: Thanks for the quick reply! I used Blynk a while ago and liked it. Maybe I'll try to strip out the MQTT stuff out of Tasmota and replace it with Blynk code. Jun 7, 19:04
  • Peter Scargill Orange Pi Plus 2E revisited by Peter Scargill: I have seen the board you mention. The 2e I bought as you say 32 from aliexpress and they are H3 (better compatibility) and a very good buy. Jun 7, 18:29
  • Peter Scargill IOT Manager Revisited by Peter Scargill: Can't comment on Tasmota. Contact the author. If you were using esp boards with esp-go I might offer advice. Also IOT manager article is old. I currently use Blynk and node-red-dashboard alongside esp-go and the nano peripheral (must come up with a better name for the latter) Jun 7, 18:24
  • IOT Manager Revisited by Chip Stewart: So, to use this, I have to have the IOT Manager code on my ESP? I have a bunch of Sonoffs and ESPs running Tasmota, but can't seem to get any widgets. The App looks great, but I don't want to have to reflash my hardware. Jun 7, 18:07
  • Brian Gentles Orange Pi Plus 2E revisited by Brian Gentles: Hello Pete hope all is going well for you. Interesting write up with your original article. If we can use your script on these then apart from the price very interesting! Just in case you havent noticed :- Banggood advertising Orange Pi Plus 2 H3 Quad Core 1.6GHZ 2GB RAM 4K Open Source Development Board Mini PC H3!!!!, This has 5 usb2 + sata over the 2E https://www.banggood.com/Orange-Pi-Plus-2-H3-Quad-Core-1_6GHZ-2GB-RAM-4K-Open-source-Development-Board-Mini-PC-p-1102277.html?rmmds=search&cur_warehouse=CN € 57,05 Under restocking. It will be available soon. and the 2E Orange Pi Plus 2E H3 Quad Core 1.6GHZ 2GB RAM 4K Open Source Development Board Mini PC https://www.banggood.com/Orange-Pi-Plus-2E-H3-Quad-Core-1_6GHZ-2GB-RAM-4K-Open-source-Development-Board-Mini-PC-p-1102266.html?rmmds=detail-left-hotproducts__1&cur_warehouse=CN € 55,53 expected June 10 Price is high I have seen them for 32€ on aliexpress + pp The question on the plus2 is it H3 or H5 regards Jun 7, 16:13
  • Sonoff 4CH PRO R2 by Jaydani: Is there a way to use this unit to switch a 24vac sprinkler solenoid valve? If not with this unit, what other sonoff unit can achieve this, preferably be able to extend to 2 solenoids? If you power this unit with 5v, then supply 24vac power to the relays, can the latter accept that power and switch a 24vac solenoid? Jun 7, 14:58
  • INA3221 v INA219 by MaxB: On Adafruit's site (https://www.adafruit.com/product/904) it says: "Since the amplifier maximum input difference is Β±320mV this means it can measure up to Β±3.2 Amps" Jun 6, 22:39
  • MobaXterm Pro by James: Interesting. Its been a while since I have played with XWindows managers under Windows. Do you think they would be willing to do an offer for your membership base? Jun 6, 20:13
  • RFLink and Node-Red by 1technophile: lol, thanks for the links. For all people using programs based on RCswitch here is a list of compatible devices: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1DdtVtSsN25nwP6BZI5q6C9yDGz37tUWjw2SQ1RGwBxU/edit#gid=0 Jun 6, 18:37
  • DrFragle and MrShark RFLink and Node-Red by DrFragle and MrShark: my mod works a treat πŸ˜€ way faster than the code in the original chipset, both using the original firmware and espurna without the hw hack... with espurna and no hw hack, some codes took about 2 minutes to get learned... with this, 2 seconds top... Jun 6, 18:32
  • DrFragle and MrShark RFLink and Node-Red by DrFragle and MrShark: oooooh, an other guru on this blog πŸ˜€ he's the author of the OpenMqttGateway, an other great peace of software πŸ˜€ https://github.com/1technophile/OpenMQTTGateway and author of the IR hack of the sonoff rf bridge πŸ˜€ https://1technophile.blogspot.com/2018/02/adding-infrared-emitter-to-sonoff-rf.html it's a pleasure to be part of the community around Peter's blog πŸ˜€ Jun 6, 18:18
  • RFLink and Node-Red by 1technophile: Not the same library as RFLink, he uses RCswitch with less compatibility but sufficient to have a wire range of cheap devices. Jun 6, 17:45
  • Odrvm 4K Action Camera by Phil: Would anyone know how to get it to default to being a webcam when plugged in to USB? Jun 6, 15:06
  • DrFragle and MrShark RFLink and Node-Red by DrFragle and MrShark: Jose Perez, author of the Espurna firmwware, released a new version for the Itead RF Bridge that bypasses the RF chipset integrated and manages the rf codes on its own, based on the same library on which is based RFlink, i think... so MUCH wider set of recognized devices... BUT, hacking the pcb is needed... info: https://github.com/xoseperez/espurna/wiki/Hardware-Itead-Sonoff-RF-Bridge---Direct-Hack https://github.com/xoseperez/espurna/wiki/Hardware-Itead-Sonoff-RF-Bridge Jun 6, 12:07
  • Mark Ashbee Home Control 2018 by Mark Ashbee: Thanks once again for your earlier help, I now have a fully functioning door control unit with a relay board to trigger outside lights from Dusk til midnight and also an electronic door release (I can't get used to a Yale lock after years with a front door I had to lock manually, three times locked out and counting, but no more!). My next project using your excellent code is to try and get a background light and notification panel for my work desk, using a WS2182b strip and a D1 Mini as a controller, but again seem to be hitting a wall. I know the strip works as I can load a demo sketch in the Arduino IDE and get a series of sample effects running, but can't seem to do the same with the ESP-GO (nice branding btw) code. I have the board running from a 5v supply and the LED strip powered from the same, with the control pin connected to gpio 16. the MQQT message I am sending is {rainbow: 16, 6, 1000, 20} as a test (6 LED string) but get no activity from the strip at all. The D1 is freshly flashed with the latest firmware from your ROM library. If you (or anyone else!) can help point me in the right direction I would be very grateful! Jun 6, 10:04
  • DrFragle and MrShark Big Timer by DrFragle and MrShark: you can use sub-flows (you can even select a bunch of nodes in a flow and convert them to a sub-flow): https://github.com/node-red/node-red/wiki/Design:-subflows https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0SmNcIYCtQ http://noderedguide.com/node-red-lecture-6-intermediate-flows-2/#h.ns0l3hkfzz3p about nginx, it can be done, sure... a while ago i tested lighttpd and worked well, but we never integrated it... honestly, i'm studying Docker right now and i'd like to port everything to it, instead... Jun 6, 09:00
  • XY003 Solar Sensor Light by Scott: These links are all dead. More LED Solar Lights -- https://goo.gl/PsBpR7 EU Warehouse -- https://goo.gl/Fmr1xW Jun 6, 01:31
  • Big Timer by Luis: Hi Pete, i want to thank you for sharing your knowledge this way, i seen your blog from time to time, until a few days ago when i decided to start playng with IoT stuff and had to spend a few days inside here πŸ™‚ I was using cloudmqtt to see a few sensors on my phone, and now with your script i got those sensors being stored for grafana in influx and sending me telegram posts. (HiGrow, esp32 with mongoose) I have yet to see your firmware. I have a lot of questions, but i can't find a clue of some, and here they are: 1- do you run various instances? I i made two projects, one had a flow which send mqtt to influx, and noticed it stopped when i used other projects :\ 2- how do organize your flows and stuff? Do you have a flow full with lots of small flows? im trying to make one flow for alll mqtt, one for all notificattions, etc 3- do you develop on that same instance and keep restarting all the thing? And the final one, because there are no blocks for some ideas... I have a node for receiving, evaluating and storing all mqtt, the evaluations (sensor levels) would trigger a template message to another flow via virtual wire to send me a telegram message. but i want an option to request a reading. But I do not know how to ask for a new sensor reading from a flow where it could take 5 minutes to get an update from mqtt Also: please try to evaluate nginx as a web server for the script, its a lot smaller in memory footprint, very efficient and could do a lot more for you as a frontend for all the stuff πŸ™‚ Jun 6, 00:22
  • Orange Pi Plus 2E revisited by PuceBaboon: Wander over to LinuxGizmos (http://linuxgizmos.com/) to see their 2018 round-up of SBCs (all wrapped up in a handy-dandy spreadsheet) and get the chance to win a free board (from a fairly limited selection), too. You have somewhere in the region of 1-in-120 chance of winning, so much better odds than the lottery. πŸ™‚ Jun 5, 23:56
  • Plant watering Fiasco by Ed: I built resistive as well as capacitive sensors. The former, in spite of all their concerns are performing quite acceptable for hobby farming and when you only apply a voltage for the few microseconds you are taking a reading, there is practically no electrolysis. Resistive also has the advantage of not needing electronics close by: 2 nails and a long wire is all you need to have near the soil. Tried the gypsum kind as well. See no advantage in it. The readings are always lagging behind Jun 5, 18:15
  • Darren W XY003 Solar Sensor Light by Darren W: I've got one of these very units at our holiday home. The first thing I did was remove the "Solar sensor wall light" sticker as I don't need obvious items labelling!. Other than that, I can't find any fault with it. The LEDs are very bright - it's a very cool white light rather than a soft white but there's plenty of it The solar panel seems to charge the lamp up well even in non-direct sunlight where we have the thing positioned. As you say it only triggers in the dark too, which is very sensible. Jun 5, 17:11
  • Darren W Orange Pi Plus 2E revisited by Darren W: I've had an OPi +2E for a while now and find it very reliable and useful. The extra RAM is a nice plus as is the onboard eMMC storage. It's important not to confuse the Orange Pi +2E with the "Orange Pi PC 2" which is a completely different board and based on the much less well supported H5 processor. The model naming/numbering system they use is very confusing. Jun 5, 17:03
  • Peter Scargill Orange Pi Plus 2E revisited by Peter Scargill: Armbian supports the board. Jun 5, 13:35
  • Garry Hayne Orange Pi Plus 2E revisited by Garry Hayne: It's a pity that DietPi abandoned their support for the Orange board but nice to see that they are working well. Jun 5, 13:28
  • Orange Pi Plus 2E revisited by darethehair: Yes, 'CDN' is the abbreviation for the Canadian dollar. Right now is is worth about $0.78 US dollars. For situations like this, I wish that it was worth more πŸ™‚ Jun 5, 11:52
  • Orange Pi Plus 2E revisited by Leo van der Hoek: This is Canadian Dollar? Jun 5, 09:15
  • Karen Scammell Goodies from Inateck by Karen Scammell: I follow their Facebook page and would like one of the Bluetooth speakers free gratis please Jun 4, 21:12
  • Orange Pi Plus 2E revisited by darethehair: I have a similar enthusiasm for the Orange Pi PC Plus, and I have two of them. They currently cost about $32 CDN (plus shipping), and give me 1GB of RAM and 8GB eMMC2. The Orange Pi Plus 2E doubles the memory and storage -- but the price rises to $55 CDN. Right now, I think that the OPi PC+ offers the most bang-for-the-buck, but if I needed it, the OPi +2E would definitely be on the list πŸ™‚ Jun 4, 20:26
  • Gareth Davies MobaXterm Pro by Gareth Davies: Been using the free version for a while now, it does just what I need, but the limit of 12 sessions is frustrating. Would upgrade to the Pro version but its too expensive and subscription based. Jun 3, 20:05
  • DrFragle and MrShark The Dogs Breakfast by DrFragle and MrShark: hey guys, take a look at this very interesting PSU! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLNguCP7kjE as you see, he attaches and detaches the plug and the battery while turned on, seems without issues (we don't know as there's no display attached to see what happened...) far from being cheap, sure: https://uk.pi-supply.com/products/pijuice-standard they have a PoE hat, too: https://uk.pi-supply.com/products/pi-poe-switch-hat-power-over-ethernet-for-raspberry-pi Jun 3, 16:54
  • JoΓ£o Prata MobaXterm Pro by JoΓ£o Prata: I also recommend MobaXterm. The free version is probably more than enough for the average user. I just love it. Jun 3, 14:24
  • DrFragle and MrShark The Nano Peripheral Update by DrFragle and MrShark: actually that SonWeb is pretty neat and useful, take a look πŸ™‚ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJUhRyi3-BQ Jun 3, 08:34
  • DrFragle and MrShark The Sonoff 4CH Pro by DrFragle and MrShark: unless chinese started copying chinese and you have a clone... Jun 2, 19:16
  • The Sonoff 4CH Pro by Steve: Thanks for your help, watched the video but no mention of the K5 switch but he did explain the 4 versions of sonoff so I now know I have the sonoff 4ch pro (non R2) I’ve also searched iteads site which always instructs the use of K5 which my board has not got I’ve opened a tech support ticket on their site so maybe they will tell me why there’s no K5 but if anyone has seen a board like mine without K5 I would be interested to know how they programmed it Thanks again for your help Jun 2, 17:54
  • Peter Scargill MobaXterm Pro by Peter Scargill: Certainly seems that way now that I've been prompted to look at it in detail.... Jun 2, 17:23
  • MobaXterm Pro by kaybee: I have been using this for a year now. Just a great application that has more capability and features than you can shake a stick at. Jun 2, 17:21