Frustrated Newbie - Help with Nodes and Sensors



  • @jkandasa okay, so should l revert and put both on the same port and baud rate?



  • @jkandasa Here is the sketch for the sprinkler project that Should serve as sensor (node)

    /*
    MySprinkler for MySensors
    
    Arduino Multi-Zone Sprinkler Control
    
    May 31, 2015
    
    *** Version 2.0
    
    *** Upgraded to http://MySensors.org version 1.4.1
    *** Expanded for up to 16 Valves
    *** Setup for active low relay board or comment out #define ACTIVE_LOW to switch to active high
    *** Switch to bitshift method vs byte arrays
    *** Changed RUN_ALL_ZONES Vera device to 0 (was highest valve)
    *** Added optional LCD display featuring remaining time, date last ran & current time
    *** Features 'raindrop' and 'clock' icons which indicate sensor is updating valve data and clock respectively
    *** Added single pushbutton menu to manually select which program to run (All Zones or a Single Zone)
    *** Added option of naming your Zones programmatically or with Vera (V_VAR3 used to store names)
    
    Utilizing your Vera home automation controller and the MySensors.org gateway you can
    control up to a sixteen zone irrigation system with only three digital pins.  This sketch
    will create NUMBER_OF_VALVES + 1 devices on your Vera controller
    
    This sketch features the following:
    
    * Allows you to cycle through All zones (RUN_ALL_ZONES) or individual zone (RUN_SINGLE_ZONE) control.
    * Use the 0th controller to activate RUN_ALL_ZONES (each zone in numeric sequence 1 to n)
      using Variable1 as the "ON" time in minutes in each of the vera devices created.
    * Use the individual zone controller to activate a single zone.  This feature uses
      Variable2 as the "ON" time for each individual device/zone.
    * Connect according to pinout below and uses Shift Registers as to allow the MySensors
      standard radio configuration and still leave available digital pins
    * Turning on any zone will stop the current process and begin that particular process.
    * Turning off any zone will stop the current process and turn off all zones.
    * To push your new time intervals for your zones, simply change the variable on your Vera and
      your arduino will call to Vera once a minute and update accordingly.  Variables will also be
      requested when the device is first powered on.
    * Pushbutton activation to RUN_ALL_ZONES, RUN_SINGLE_ZONE or halt the current program
    * LED status indicator
    
    PARTS LIST:
    Available from the MySensors store - http://www.mysensors.org/store/
    * Relays (8 channel)
    * Female Pin Header Connector Strip
    * Prototype Universal Printed Circuit Boards (PCB)
    * NRF24L01 Radio
    * Arduino (I used a Pro Mini)
    * FTDI USB to TTL Serial Adapter
    * Capacitors (10uf and .1uf)
    * 3.3v voltage regulator
    * Resistors (270, 1K & 10K)
    * Female Dupont Cables
    * 1602 LCD (with I2C Interface)
    * LED
    * Push button
    * Shift Register (SN74HC595)
    * 2 Pole 5mm Pitch PCB Mount Screw Terminal Block
    * 3 Pole 5mm Pitch PCB Mount Screw Terminal Block
    * 22-24 gauge wire or similar (I used Cat5/Cat6 cable)
    * 18 gauge wire (for relay)
    * Irrigation Power Supply (24-Volt/750 mA Transformer)
    
    
    INSTRUCTIONS:
    
    * A step-by-step setup video is available here: http://youtu.be/l4GPRTsuHkI
    * After assembling your arduino, radio, decoupling capacitors, shift register(s), status LED, pushbutton LCD (I2C connected to
      A4 and A5) and relays, and load the sketch.
    * Following the instructions at https://MySensors.org include the device to your MySensors Gateway.
    * Verify that each new device has a Variable1, Variable2 and Variable3. Populate data accordingly with whole minutes for
      the RUN_ALL_ZONES routine (Variable1) and the RUN_SINGLE_ZONE routines (Variable 2).  The values entered for times may be zero and
      you may use the defaulet zone names by leaving Variable3 blank.
    * Once you have entered values for each zone and each variable, save the settings by pressing the red save button on your Vera.
    * Restart your arduino; verify the settings are loaded into your arduino with the serial monitor; the array will be printed
      on the serial monitor.
    * Your arduino should slow-flash, indicating that it is in ready mode.
    * There are multiple debug serial prints that can be monitored to assure that it is operating properly.
    * ***THIS SHOULD NO LONGER BE NEEDED*** The standard MySensors library now works. https://bitbucket.org/fmalpartida/new-liquidcrystal/downloads for the I2C library, or use yours
    
    Contributed by Jim (BulldogLowell@gmail.com) with much contribution from Pete (pete.will@mysensors.org) and is released to the public domain
    
    Open LCD Code Contributted by Eme Eleonu (emenike@eleonu.com http://tantibloblow.blogspot.com)
    
    Command cheat sheet:
     ASCII / DEC / HEX
     '|'    / 124 / 0x7C - Put into setting mode
     Ctrl+c / 3 / 0x03 - Change width to 20
     Ctrl+d / 4 / 0x04 - Change width to 16
     Ctrl+e / 5 / 0x05 - Change lines to 4
     Ctrl+f / 6 / 0x06 - Change lines to 2
     Ctrl+g / 7 / 0x07 - Change lines to 1
     Ctrl+h / 8 / 0x08 - Software reset of the system
     Ctrl+i / 9 / 0x09 - Enable/disable splash screen
     Ctrl+j / 10 / 0x0A - Save currently displayed text as splash
     Ctrl+k / 11 / 0x0B - Change baud to 2400bps
     Ctrl+l / 12 / 0x0C - Change baud to 4800bps
     Ctrl+m / 13 / 0x0D - Change baud to 9600bps
     Ctrl+n / 14 / 0x0E - Change baud to 14400bps
     Ctrl+o / 15 / 0x0F - Change baud to 19200bps
     Ctrl+p / 16 / 0x10 - Change baud to 38400bps
     Ctrl+q / 17 / 0x11 - Change baud to 57600bps
     Ctrl+r / 18 / 0x12 - Change baud to 115200bps
     Ctrl+s / 19 / 0x13 - Change baud to 230400bps
     Ctrl+t / 20 / 0x14 - Change baud to 460800bps
     Ctrl+u / 21 / 0x15 - Change baud to 921600bps
     Ctrl+v / 22 / 0x16 - Change baud to 1000000bps
     Ctrl+w / 23 / 0x17 - Change baud to 1200bps
     Ctrl+x / 24 / 0x18 - Change the contrast. Follow Ctrl+x with number 0 to 255. 120 is default.
     Ctrl+y / 25 / 0x19 - Change the TWI address. Follow Ctrl+x with number 0 to 255. 114 (0x72) is default.
     Ctrl+z / 26 / 0x1A - Enable/disable ignore RX pin on startup (ignore emergency reset)
     '-'    / 45 / 0x2D - Clear display. Move cursor to home position.
            / 128-157 / 0x80-0x9D - Set the primary backlight brightness. 128 = Off, 157 = 100%.
            / 158-187 / 0x9E-0xBB - Set the green backlight brightness. 158 = Off, 187 = 100%.
            / 188-217 / 0xBC-0xD9 - Set the blue backlight brightness. 188 = Off, 217 = 100%.
     For example, to change the baud rate to 115200 send 124 followed by 18.
    
    */
    //
    //
    
    // Enable debug prints
    #define MY_DEBUG
    
    // Enable and select radio type attached
    #define MY_RADIO_NRF24
    //#define MY_RADIO_RFM69
    
    //#define MY_NODE_ID 0  // Set this to fix your Radio ID or use Auto
    
    #include <Wire.h>
    #include <TimeLib.h>
    #include <SPI.h>
    #include <MySensors.h>
    #include <LiquidCrystal.h>
    #include <LiquidCrystal_I2C.h>
    
    
    #define NUMBER_OF_VALVES 8  // Change this to set your valve count up to 16.
    #define VALVE_RESET_TIME 7500UL   // Change this (in milliseconds) for the time you need your valves to hydraulically reset and change state
    #define VALVE_TIMES_RELOAD 300000UL  // Change this (in milliseconds) for how often to update all valves data from the controller (Loops at value/number valves)
                                         // ie: 300000 for 8 valves produces requests 37.5seconds with all valves updated every 5mins 
    
    #define SKETCH_NAME "MySprinkler"
    #define SKETCH_VERSION "2.2"
    //
    #define CHILD_ID_SPRINKLER 0
    //
    #define ACTIVE_LOW // comment out this line if your relays are active high
    //
    #define DEBUG_ON   // comment out to supress serial monitor output
    //
    #ifdef ACTIVE_LOW
    #define BITSHIFT_VALVE_NUMBER ~(1U << (valveNumber-1))
    #define ALL_VALVES_OFF 0xFFFF
    #else
    #define BITSHIFT_VALVE_NUMBER (1U << (valveNumber-1))
    #define ALL_VALVES_OFF 0U
    #endif
    //
    #ifdef DEBUG_ON
    #define DEBUG_PRINT(x)   Serial.print(x)
    #define DEBUG_PRINTLN(x) Serial.println(x)
    #else
    #define DEBUG_PRINT(x)
    #define DEBUG_PRINTLN(x)
    #define SERIAL_START(x)
    #endif
    //
    typedef enum {
      STAND_BY_ALL_OFF, RUN_SINGLE_ZONE, RUN_ALL_ZONES, CYCLE_COMPLETE, ZONE_SELECT_MENU
    }
    SprinklerStates;
    //
    SprinklerStates state = STAND_BY_ALL_OFF;
    SprinklerStates lastState;
    byte menuState = 0;
    unsigned long menuTimer;
    byte countDownTime = 10;
    //
    int allZoneTime [NUMBER_OF_VALVES + 1];
    int valveSoloTime [NUMBER_OF_VALVES + 1];
    int valveNumber;
    int lastValve;
    unsigned long startMillis;
    const int ledPin = 5;
    const int waterButtonPin = 3;
    bool buttonPushed = false;
    bool showTime = true;
    bool clockUpdating = false;
    bool recentUpdate = true;
    int allVars[] = {V_VAR1, V_VAR2, V_VAR3};
    const char *dayOfWeek[] = {
      "Null", "Sunday ", "Monday ", "Tuesday ", "Wednesday ", "Thursday ", "Friday ", "Saturday "
    };
    // Name your Zones here or use Vera to edit them by adding a name in Variable3...
    String valveNickName[17] = {
      "All Zones", "Zone 1", "Zone 2", "Zone 3", "Zone 4", "Zone 5", "Zone 6", "Zone 7", "Zone 8", "Zone 9", "Zone 10", "Zone 11", "Zone 12", "Zone 13", "Zone 14", "Zone 15", "Zone 16"
    };
    //
    time_t lastTimeRun = 0;
    //Setup Shift Register...
    const int latchPin = 8;
    const int clockPin = 4;
    const int dataPin  = 7;
    const int outputEnablePin = 6;
    //
    byte clock[8] = {0x0, 0xe, 0x15, 0x17, 0x11, 0xe, 0x0}; // fetching time indicator
    byte raindrop[8] = {0x4, 0x4, 0xA, 0xA, 0x11, 0xE, 0x0,}; // fetching Valve Data indicator
    // Set the pins on the I2C chip used for LCD connections:
    //                    addr, en,rw,rs,d4,d5,d6,d7,bl,blpol
    //LiquidCrystal_I2C lcd(0x27, 2, 1, 0, 4, 5, 6, 7, 3, POSITIVE);  // Set the LCD I2C address to 0x27
    //
    
    // New Open LCD settings
    
    
    // Define New LCD pinout
    const int  en = 2, rw = 1, rs = 0, d4 = 4, d5 = 5, d6 = 6, d7 = 7, bl = 3;
    const int i2c_addr = 0x27;            // Define I2C Address - change if reqiuired
    LiquidCrystal_I2C lcd(i2c_addr, en, rw, rs, d4, d5, d6, d7, bl, POSITIVE);
    // End of New LCD Settings
    
    
    
    //
    
    
    
    MyMessage msg1valve(CHILD_ID_SPRINKLER, V_LIGHT);
    MyMessage var1valve(CHILD_ID_SPRINKLER, V_VAR1);
    MyMessage var2valve(CHILD_ID_SPRINKLER, V_VAR2);
    
    bool receivedInitialValue = false;
    bool inSetup = true;
    //
    void setup()
    {
    // Setup Open LCD Settings
    
    //Send the reset command to the display - this forces the cursor to return to the beginning of the display
    //  Wire.beginTransmission(DISPLAY_ADDRESS1);
      Wire.beginTransmission(0x27);
    //  Wire.write('|'); //Put LCD into setting mode
    //  Wire.write('-'); //Send clear display command
      Wire.write(124); //Put LCD in setup mode and then
      Wire.write(4); //turn LCD 16 Xters 
      Wire.write(6); //turn LCD 2 lines
      Wire.write(217); //turn on the green backlight
      Wire.endTransmission();
    // 
    
    
    
    
    
      
      DEBUG_PRINTLN(F("Initialising..."));
      pinMode(latchPin, OUTPUT);
      pinMode(clockPin, OUTPUT);
      pinMode(dataPin, OUTPUT);
      pinMode(ledPin, OUTPUT);
      pinMode(outputEnablePin, OUTPUT);
      digitalWrite (outputEnablePin, LOW);
      pinMode(waterButtonPin, INPUT_PULLUP);
      //pinMode(waterButtonPin, INPUT);
      attachInterrupt(digitalPinToInterrupt(waterButtonPin), PushButton, RISING); //May need to change for your Arduino model
      digitalWrite (ledPin, HIGH);
      DEBUG_PRINTLN(F("Turning All Valves Off..."));
      updateRelays(ALL_VALVES_OFF);
      //delay(5000);
      lcd.begin(16, 2); //(16 characters and 2 line display)
      lcd.clear();
      lcd.backlight();
      lcd.createChar(0, clock);
      lcd.createChar(1, raindrop);
      //
      //check for saved date in EEPROM
      DEBUG_PRINTLN(F("Checking EEPROM for stored date:"));
      delay(500);
      if (loadState(0) == 0xFF) // EEPROM flag
      {
        DEBUG_PRINTLN(F("Retreiving last run time from EEPROM..."));
        for (int i = 0; i < 4 ; i++)
        {
          lastTimeRun = lastTimeRun << 8;
          lastTimeRun = lastTimeRun | loadState(i + 1); // assemble 4 bytes into an ussigned long epoch timestamp
        }
      }
    
      DEBUG_PRINTLN(F("Sensor Presentation Complete"));
      //
      digitalWrite (ledPin, LOW);
      DEBUG_PRINTLN(F("Ready..."));
      //
      lcd.setCursor(0, 0);
      lcd.print(F(" Syncing Time  "));
      lcd.setCursor(15, 0);
      lcd.write(byte(0));
      lcd.setCursor(0, 1);
      int clockCounter = 0;
      while (timeStatus() == timeNotSet && clockCounter < 21)
      {
        requestTime();
        DEBUG_PRINTLN(F("Requesting time from Gateway:"));
        wait(1000);
        lcd.print(".");
        clockCounter++;
        if (clockCounter > 16)
        {
          DEBUG_PRINTLN(F("Failed initial clock synchronization!"));
          lcd.clear();
          lcd.print(F("  Failed Clock  "));
          lcd.setCursor(0, 1);
          lcd.print(F(" Syncronization "));
          wait(2000);
          break;
        }
      }
      //
      //Update valve data when first powered on 
      for (byte i = 1; i <= NUMBER_OF_VALVES; i++)
      {
        lcd.clear();
        goGetValveTimes();
      }
      lcd.clear();
      inSetup = false;
    }
    
    
    void presentation()  
    { 
      sendSketchInfo(SKETCH_NAME, SKETCH_VERSION);
      for (byte i = 0; i <= NUMBER_OF_VALVES; i++)
      {
        present(i, S_LIGHT);
      }
    }
    
    //
    void loop()
    {
      updateClock();
      updateDisplay();
      goGetValveTimes();
      //
    // Show something on screen
    
        Wire.beginTransmission(0x27); // transmit to device #1
    
        Wire.write("Hello World"); //Put LCD into setting mode
      delay(50000);
        Wire.endTransmission(); //Stop I2C transmission
    
    // end screen display 
    
      
      if (buttonPushed)
      {
        menuTimer = millis();
        DEBUG_PRINTLN(F("Button Pressed"));
        if (state == STAND_BY_ALL_OFF)
        {
          state = ZONE_SELECT_MENU;
          menuState = 0;
        }
        else if (state == ZONE_SELECT_MENU)
        {
          menuState++;
          if (menuState > NUMBER_OF_VALVES)
          {
            menuState = 0;
          }
        }
        else
        {
          state = STAND_BY_ALL_OFF;
        }
        buttonPushed = false;
      }
      if (state == STAND_BY_ALL_OFF)
      {
        slowToggleLED ();
        if (state != lastState)
        {
          updateRelays(ALL_VALVES_OFF);
          DEBUG_PRINTLN(F("State Changed... all Zones off"));
          for (byte i = 0; i <= NUMBER_OF_VALVES; i++)
          {
            wait(50);
            send(msg1valve.setSensor(i).set(false), false);
          }
          lcd.clear();
          lcd.setCursor(0,0);
          lcd.print(F("** Irrigation **"));
          lcd.setCursor(0,1);
          lcd.print(F("**   Halted   **"));
          wait(2000);
          lastValve = -1;
        }
      }
      //
      else if (state == RUN_ALL_ZONES)
      {
        if (lastValve != valveNumber)
        {
          for (byte i = 0; i <= NUMBER_OF_VALVES; i++)
          {
            if (i == 0 || i == valveNumber)
            {
              send(msg1valve.setSensor(i).set(true), false);
            }
            else
            {
              send(msg1valve.setSensor(i).set(false), false);
            }
            wait(50);
          }
        }
        lastValve = valveNumber;
        fastToggleLed();
        if (state != lastState)
        {
          valveNumber = 1;
          updateRelays(ALL_VALVES_OFF);
          DEBUG_PRINTLN(F("State Changed, Running All Zones..."));
        }
        unsigned long nowMillis = millis();
        if (nowMillis - startMillis < VALVE_RESET_TIME)
        {
          updateRelays(ALL_VALVES_OFF);
        }
        else if (nowMillis - startMillis < (allZoneTime[valveNumber] * 60000UL))
        {
          updateRelays(BITSHIFT_VALVE_NUMBER);
        }
        else
        {
          DEBUG_PRINTLN(F("Changing Valves..."));
          updateRelays(ALL_VALVES_OFF);
          startMillis = millis();
          valveNumber++;
          if (valveNumber > NUMBER_OF_VALVES)
          {
            state = CYCLE_COMPLETE;
            startMillis = millis();
            lastValve = -1;
            lastTimeRun = now();
            saveDateToEEPROM(lastTimeRun);
            for (byte i = 0; i <= NUMBER_OF_VALVES; i++)
            {
              send(msg1valve.setSensor(i).set(false), false);
              wait(50);
            }
            DEBUG_PRINT(F("State = "));
            DEBUG_PRINTLN(state);
          }
        }
      }
      //
      else if (state == RUN_SINGLE_ZONE)
      {
        fastToggleLed();
        if (state != lastState)
        {
          for (byte i = 0; i <= NUMBER_OF_VALVES; i++)
          {
            if (i == 0 || i == valveNumber)
            {
              send(msg1valve.setSensor(i).set(true), false);
            }
            else
            {
              send(msg1valve.setSensor(i).set(false), false);
            }
            wait(50);
          }
          DEBUG_PRINTLN(F("State Changed, Single Zone Running..."));
          DEBUG_PRINT(F("Zone: "));
          DEBUG_PRINTLN(valveNumber);
        }
        unsigned long nowMillis = millis();
        if (nowMillis - startMillis < VALVE_RESET_TIME)
        {
          updateRelays(ALL_VALVES_OFF);
        }
        else if (nowMillis - startMillis < (valveSoloTime [valveNumber] * 60000UL))
        {
          updateRelays(BITSHIFT_VALVE_NUMBER);
        }
        else
        {
          updateRelays(ALL_VALVES_OFF);
          for (byte i = 0; i <= NUMBER_OF_VALVES; i++)
          {
            send(msg1valve.setSensor(i).set(false), false);
          }
          state = CYCLE_COMPLETE;
          startMillis = millis();
          DEBUG_PRINT(F("State = "));
          DEBUG_PRINTLN(state);
        }
        lastTimeRun = now();
      }
      else if (state == CYCLE_COMPLETE)
      {
        if (millis() - startMillis < 30000UL)
        {
          fastToggleLed();
        }
        else
        {
          state = STAND_BY_ALL_OFF;
        }
      }
      if (state == ZONE_SELECT_MENU)
      {
        displayMenu();
      } 
      else 
      {
        lastState = state;
      }
    }
    //
    void displayMenu(void)
    {
      static byte lastMenuState = -1;
      static int lastSecond;
      if (menuState != lastMenuState)
      {
        lcd.clear();
        lcd.setCursor(0, 0);
        lcd.print(valveNickName[menuState]);
        lcd.setCursor(0, 1);
        lcd.print(F("Starting"));
        DEBUG_PRINT(valveNickName[menuState]);
        Serial.print(F(" Starting Shortly"));
      }
      int thisSecond = (millis() - menuTimer) / 1000UL;
      if (thisSecond != lastSecond && thisSecond < 8)
      {
        lcd.print(F("."));
        Serial.print(".");
      }
      lastSecond = thisSecond;
      if (millis() - menuTimer > 10000UL)
      {
        startMillis = millis();
        if (menuState == 0)
        {
          valveNumber = 1;
          state = RUN_ALL_ZONES;
        }
        else
        {
          valveNumber = menuState;
          state = RUN_SINGLE_ZONE;
        }
      }
      else
      {
    
      }
      lastMenuState = menuState;
    }
    //
    void updateRelays(int value)
    {
      digitalWrite(latchPin, LOW);
      shiftOut(dataPin, clockPin, MSBFIRST, highByte(value));
      shiftOut(dataPin, clockPin, MSBFIRST, lowByte(value));
      digitalWrite(latchPin, HIGH);
    }
    //
    void PushButton() //interrupt with debounce
    {
      static unsigned long last_interrupt_time = 0;
      unsigned long interrupt_time = millis();
      if (interrupt_time - last_interrupt_time > 200)
      {
        buttonPushed = true;
      }
      last_interrupt_time = interrupt_time;
    }
    //
    void fastToggleLed()
    {
      static unsigned long fastLedTimer;
      if (millis() - fastLedTimer >= 100UL)
      {
        digitalWrite(ledPin, !digitalRead(ledPin));
        fastLedTimer = millis ();
      }
    }
    //
    void slowToggleLED ()
    {
      static unsigned long slowLedTimer;
      if (millis() - slowLedTimer >= 1250UL)
      {
        digitalWrite(ledPin, !digitalRead(ledPin));
        slowLedTimer = millis ();
      }
    }
    //
    void receive(const MyMessage &message)
    {
      bool zoneTimeUpdate = false;
      if (message.isAck())
      {
        DEBUG_PRINTLN(F("This is an ack from gateway"));
      }
      for (byte i = 0; i <= NUMBER_OF_VALVES; i++)
      {
        if (message.sensor == i)
        {
          if (message.type == V_LIGHT)
          {
            int switchState = atoi(message.data);
            if (switchState == 0)
            {
              state = STAND_BY_ALL_OFF;
              DEBUG_PRINTLN(F("Recieved Instruction to Cancel..."));
            }
            else
            {
              if (i == 0)
              {
                state = RUN_ALL_ZONES;
                valveNumber = 1;
                DEBUG_PRINTLN(F("Recieved Instruction to Run All Zones..."));
              }
              else
              {
                state = RUN_SINGLE_ZONE;
                valveNumber = i;
                DEBUG_PRINT(F("Recieved Instruction to Activate Zone: "));
                DEBUG_PRINTLN(i);
              }
            }
            startMillis = millis();
          }
          else if (message.type == V_VAR1)
          {
            int variable1 = atoi(message.data);// RUN_ALL_ZONES time
            DEBUG_PRINT(F("Recieved variable1 valve:"));
            DEBUG_PRINT(i);
            DEBUG_PRINT(F(" = "));
            DEBUG_PRINTLN(variable1);
            if (variable1 != allZoneTime[i])
            {
              allZoneTime[i] = variable1;
    
              zoneTimeUpdate = true;
            }
            receivedInitialValue = true;
          }
          else if (message.type == V_VAR2)
          {
            int variable2 = atoi(message.data);// RUN_SINGLE_ZONE time
            DEBUG_PRINT(F("Recieved variable2 valve:"));
            DEBUG_PRINT(i);
            DEBUG_PRINT(F(" = "));
            DEBUG_PRINTLN(variable2);
            if (variable2 != valveSoloTime[i])
            {
              valveSoloTime[i] = variable2;
              zoneTimeUpdate = true;
            }
            receivedInitialValue = true;
          }
          else if (message.type == V_VAR3)
          {
            String newMessage = String(message.data);
            if (newMessage.length() == 0) 
            {
              DEBUG_PRINT(F("No Name Recieved for zone "));
              DEBUG_PRINTLN(i);
              break;
            }
            if (newMessage.length() > 16)
            {
              newMessage.substring(0, 16);
            }
            valveNickName[i] = "";
            valveNickName[i] += newMessage;
            DEBUG_PRINT(F("Recieved variable3 valve: "));
            DEBUG_PRINT(i);
            DEBUG_PRINT(F(" = "));
            DEBUG_PRINTLN(valveNickName[i]);
          }
          receivedInitialValue = true;
        }
      }
      if (zoneTimeUpdate)
      {
        //
        DEBUG_PRINTLN(F("New Zone Times Recieved..."));
        for (byte i = 0; i <= NUMBER_OF_VALVES; i++)
        {
          if (i != 0)
          {
            DEBUG_PRINT(F("Zone "));
            DEBUG_PRINT(i);
            DEBUG_PRINT(F(" individual time: "));
            DEBUG_PRINT(valveSoloTime[i]);
            DEBUG_PRINT(F(" group time: "));
            DEBUG_PRINT(allZoneTime[i]);
            DEBUG_PRINT(F(" name: "));
            DEBUG_PRINTLN(valveNickName[i]);
            recentUpdate = true;
          }
        }
      }
      else
      {
        recentUpdate = false;
      }
    }
    //
    void updateDisplay()
    {
      static unsigned long lastUpdateTime;
      static bool displayToggle = false;
      //static byte toggleCounter = 0;
      static SprinklerStates lastDisplayState;
      if (state != lastDisplayState || millis() - lastUpdateTime >= 3000UL)
      {
        displayToggle = !displayToggle;
        switch (state) {
          case STAND_BY_ALL_OFF:
            //
            fastClear();
            lcd.setCursor(0, 0);
            if (displayToggle)
            {
              lcd.print(F("  System Ready "));
              if (clockUpdating)
              {
                lcd.setCursor(15, 0);
                lcd.write(byte(0));
              }
              lcd.setCursor(0, 1);
              lcd.print(hourFormat12() < 10 ? F(" ") : F(""));
              lcd.print(hourFormat12());
              lcd.print(minute() < 10 ? F(":0") : F(":"));
              lcd.print(minute());
              lcd.print(isAM() ? F("am") : F("pm"));
              lcd.print(month() < 10 ? F(" 0") : F(" "));
              lcd.print(month());
              lcd.print(day() < 10 ? F("/0") : F("/"));
              lcd.print(day());
              lcd.print(F("/"));
              lcd.print(year() % 100);
            }
            else
            {
              lcd.print(F("  Last Watered "));
              if (clockUpdating)
              {
                lcd.setCursor(15, 0);
                lcd.write(byte(0));
              }
              lcd.setCursor(0, 1);
              lcd.print(dayOfWeek[weekday(lastTimeRun)]);
              lcd.setCursor(11, 1);
              lcd.print(month(lastTimeRun) < 10 ? F(" ") : F(""));
              lcd.print(month(lastTimeRun));
              lcd.print(day(lastTimeRun) < 10 ? F("/0") : F("/"));
              lcd.print(day(lastTimeRun));
            }
            break;
          case RUN_SINGLE_ZONE:
            //
            fastClear();
            lcd.setCursor(0, 0);
            if (displayToggle)
            {
              lcd.print(F("Single Zone Mode"));
              lcd.setCursor(0, 1);
              lcd.print(F(" Zone:"));
              if (valveNumber < 10) lcd.print(F("0"));
              lcd.print(valveNumber);
              lcd.print(F(" Active"));
            }
            else
            {
              lcd.print(F(" Time Remaining "));
              lcd.setCursor(0, 1);
              if (valveSoloTime[valveNumber] == 0)
              {
                lcd.print(F(" No Valve Time "));
              }
              else
              {
                unsigned long timeRemaining = (valveSoloTime[valveNumber] * 60) - ((millis() - startMillis) / 1000);
                lcd.print(timeRemaining / 60 < 10 ? "   0" : "   ");
                lcd.print(timeRemaining / 60);
                lcd.print("min");
                lcd.print(timeRemaining % 60 < 10 ? " 0" : " ");
                lcd.print(timeRemaining % 60);
                lcd.print("sec  ");
              }
            }
            break;
          case RUN_ALL_ZONES:
            //
            fastClear();
            lcd.setCursor(0, 0);
            if (displayToggle)
            {
              lcd.print(F(" All-Zone  Mode "));
              lcd.setCursor(0, 1);
              lcd.print(F(" Zone:"));
              if (valveNumber < 10) lcd.print(F("0"));
              lcd.print(valveNumber);
              lcd.print(F(" Active "));
            }
            else
            {
              lcd.print(F(" Time Remaining "));
              lcd.setCursor(0, 1);
              int timeRemaining = (allZoneTime[valveNumber] * 60) - ((millis() - startMillis) / 1000);
              lcd.print((timeRemaining / 60) < 10 ? "   0" : "   ");
              lcd.print(timeRemaining / 60);
              lcd.print("min");
              lcd.print(timeRemaining % 60 < 10 ? " 0" : " ");
              lcd.print(timeRemaining % 60);
              lcd.print("sec  ");
            }
            break;
          case CYCLE_COMPLETE:
            //
            if (displayToggle)
            {
              lcd.setCursor(0, 0);
              lcd.print(F(" Watering Cycle "));
              lcd.setCursor(0, 1);
              lcd.print(F("    Complete    "));
            }
            else
            {
              int totalTimeRan = 0;
              for (int i = 1; i < NUMBER_OF_VALVES + 1; i++)
              {
                totalTimeRan += allZoneTime[i];
              }
              lcd.setCursor(0, 0);
              lcd.print(F(" Total Time Run "));
              lcd.setCursor(0, 1);
              lcd.print(totalTimeRan < 10 ? "   0" : "   ");
              lcd.print(totalTimeRan);
              lcd.print(" Minutes   ");
            }
          default:
            // what of ZONE_SELECT_MENU?
            break;
        }
        lastUpdateTime = millis();
      }
      lastDisplayState = state;
    }
    void receiveTime(time_t newTime)
    {
      DEBUG_PRINTLN(F("Time value received and updated..."));
      int lastSecond = second();
      int lastMinute = minute();
      int lastHour = hour();
      setTime(newTime);
      if (((second() != lastSecond) || (minute() != lastMinute) || (hour() != lastHour)) || showTime)
      {
        DEBUG_PRINTLN(F("Clock updated...."));
        DEBUG_PRINT(F("Sensor's time currently set to:"));
        DEBUG_PRINT(hourFormat12() < 10 ? F(" 0") : F(" "));
        DEBUG_PRINT(hourFormat12());
        DEBUG_PRINT(minute() < 10 ? F(":0") : F(":"));
        DEBUG_PRINT(minute());
        DEBUG_PRINTLN(isAM() ? F("am") : F("pm"));
        DEBUG_PRINT(month());
        DEBUG_PRINT(F("/"));
        DEBUG_PRINT(day());
        DEBUG_PRINT(F("/"));
        DEBUG_PRINTLN(year());
        DEBUG_PRINTLN(dayOfWeek[weekday()]);
        showTime = false;
      }
      else
      {
        DEBUG_PRINTLN(F("Sensor's time did NOT need adjustment greater than 1 second."));
      }
      clockUpdating = false;
    }
    void fastClear()
    {
      lcd.setCursor(0, 0);
      lcd.print(F("                "));
      lcd.setCursor(0, 1);
      lcd.print(F("                "));
    }
    //
    void updateClock()
    {
      static unsigned long lastVeraGetTime;
      if (millis() - lastVeraGetTime >= 3600000UL) // updates clock time and gets zone times from vera once every hour
      {
        DEBUG_PRINTLN(F("Requesting time and valve data from Gateway..."));
        lcd.setCursor(15, 0);
        lcd.write(byte(0));
        clockUpdating = true;
        requestTime();
        lastVeraGetTime = millis();
      }
    }
    //
    void saveDateToEEPROM(unsigned long theDate)
    {
      DEBUG_PRINTLN(F("Saving Last Run date"));
      if (loadState(0) != 0xFF)
      {
        saveState(0, 0xFF); // EEPROM flag for last date saved stored in EEPROM (location zero)
      }
      //
      for (int i = 1; i < 5; i++)
      {
        saveState(5 - i, byte(theDate >> 8 * (i - 1))); // store epoch datestamp in 4 bytes of EEPROM starting in location one
      }
    }
    //
    void goGetValveTimes()
    {
      static unsigned long valveUpdateTime;
      static byte valveIndex = 1;
      if (inSetup || millis() - valveUpdateTime >= VALVE_TIMES_RELOAD / NUMBER_OF_VALVES) // update each valve once every 5 mins (distributes the traffic)
      {
        if (inSetup) {
          lcd.print(F(" Updating  "));
          lcd.setCursor(0, 1);
          lcd.print(F(" Valve Data: "));
          lcd.print(valveIndex);
        }
        bool flashIcon = false;
        DEBUG_PRINT(F("Calling for Valve "));
        DEBUG_PRINT(valveIndex);
        DEBUG_PRINTLN(F(" Data..."));
        for (int a = 0; a < (sizeof(allVars)/sizeof(int)); a++) {
          receivedInitialValue = false;
          byte timeout = 10;
          while (!receivedInitialValue && timeout > 0)
          {
            lcd.setCursor(15, 0);
            flashIcon = !flashIcon;
            flashIcon ? lcd.write(byte(1)) : lcd.print(F(" "));
            request(valveIndex, allVars[a]);
            wait(50);
            timeout--;
          }
        }
        valveUpdateTime = millis();
        valveIndex++;
        if (valveIndex > NUMBER_OF_VALVES)
        {
          valveIndex = 1;
        }
      }
    }
    


  • @emenike Thank you for the sketch, Yes, you should keep both MySensors and MyController(Gateway) on the same port. Regards baud rate, I want to see your gateway sketch. Can you share your gateway sketch?



  • @jkandasa My Gateway is the no same as the tutorial on MySensors… I didn't change anything. Or should I? 😢

    /**
    * The MySensors Arduino library handles the wireless radio link and protocol
    * between your home built sensors/actuators and HA controller of choice.
    * The sensors forms a self healing radio network with optional repeaters. Each
    * repeater and gateway builds a routing tables in EEPROM which keeps track of the
    * network topology allowing messages to be routed to nodes.
    *
    * Created by Henrik Ekblad <henrik.ekblad@mysensors.org>
    * Copyright (C) 2013-2015 Sensnology AB
    * Full contributor list: https://github.com/mysensors/Arduino/graphs/contributors
    *
    * Documentation: http://www.mysensors.org
    * Support Forum: http://forum.mysensors.org
    *
    * This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
    * modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License
    * version 2 as published by the Free Software Foundation.
    *
    *******************************
    *
    * DESCRIPTION
    * The ArduinoGateway prints data received from sensors on the serial link.
    * The gateway accepts input on serial which will be sent out on radio network.
    *
    * The GW code is designed for Arduino Nano 328p / 16MHz
    *
    * Wire connections (OPTIONAL):
    * - Inclusion button should be connected between digital pin 3 and GND
    * - RX/TX/ERR leds need to be connected between +5V (anode) and digital pin 6/5/4 with resistor 270-330R in a series
    *
    * LEDs (OPTIONAL):
    * - To use the feature, uncomment any of the MY_DEFAULT_xx_LED_PINs
    * - RX (green) - blink fast on radio message received. In inclusion mode will blink fast only on presentation received
    * - TX (yellow) - blink fast on radio message transmitted. In inclusion mode will blink slowly
    * - ERR (red) - fast blink on error during transmission error or receive crc error
    *
    */
    #include <SPI.h>
    // Enable debug prints to serial monitor
    #define MY_DEBUG
    
    
    // Enable and select radio type attached
    #define MY_RADIO_NRF24
    //#define MY_RADIO_NRF5_ESB
    //#define MY_RADIO_RFM69
    //#define MY_RADIO_RFM95
    
    // Set LOW transmit power level as default, if you have an amplified NRF-module and
    // power your radio separately with a good regulator you can turn up PA level.
    #define MY_RF24_PA_LEVEL RF24_PA_LOW
    
    // Enable serial gateway
    #define MY_GATEWAY_SERIAL
    
    // Define a lower baud rate for Arduinos running on 8 MHz (Arduino Pro Mini 3.3V & SenseBender)
    #if F_CPU == 8000000L
    
    //#define MY_BAUD_RATE 38400
    #define MY_BAUD_RATE 115200
    #endif
    
    // Enable inclusion mode
    #define MY_INCLUSION_MODE_FEATURE
    // Enable Inclusion mode button on gateway
    //#define MY_INCLUSION_BUTTON_FEATURE
    
    // Inverses behavior of inclusion button (if using external pullup)
    //#define MY_INCLUSION_BUTTON_EXTERNAL_PULLUP
    
    // Set inclusion mode duration (in seconds)
    #define MY_INCLUSION_MODE_DURATION 60
    // Digital pin used for inclusion mode button
    //#define MY_INCLUSION_MODE_BUTTON_PIN  3
    
    // Set blinking period
    #define MY_DEFAULT_LED_BLINK_PERIOD 300
    
    // Inverses the behavior of leds
    //#define MY_WITH_LEDS_BLINKING_INVERSE
    
    // Flash leds on rx/tx/err
    // Uncomment to override default HW configurations
    //#define MY_DEFAULT_ERR_LED_PIN 4  // Error led pin
    //#define MY_DEFAULT_RX_LED_PIN  6  // Receive led pin
    //#define MY_DEFAULT_TX_LED_PIN  5  // the PCB, on board LED
    
    #include <MySensors.h>
    
    void setup()
    {
    	// Setup locally attached sensors
    }
    
    void presentation()
    {
    	// Present locally attached sensors
    }
    
    void loop()
    {
    	// Send locally attached sensor data here
    }
    


  • @jkandasa Okay I have reverted to Com 5 for both MySensors Gateway and Com5 for Mycontroller. I restarted the controller and I was able to connect successfully. Phew!
    0_1543683298126_Screen Shot 4.png

    That's done, you still didn't say if the certificate error has a role to play. I have connected the sprinkler package to an external power and I am running Putty on the side to listen to Com5 No cheese...



  • @emenike Now your sketch configuration and MyController gateway configuration looks similar.
    The only thing, you should not open COM5 in any service(putty, etc.,) when you enabled in MyController.

    Follows these steps,

    • Disable Gateway in MyController
    • Close your putty and other services, which is listening to the serial port
    • Disconnect your hardware(MySensors gateway) from the computer
    • Reconnect your hardware again to the computer
    • make sure your MySensors gateway is available in COM5
    • Enable your gateway in MyController
    • Now you should see the nodes in your MyController, if not try to run discover on MyController's discover page.

    you still didn't say if the certificate error has a role to play

    Certificate error is completely different than this issue. Some tutorial, You may not worry about this.



  • @jkandasa Wow! That really helped, I was able to not only connect to the MyController Gateway, but two Nodes discovered and Nine sensors discovered. Thanks @jkandasa you never know how hard I tried. all along, connecting and disconnecting Arduino and Putty intermittently without knowing that I was disturbing the line. see what it now looks like. 0_1543747146086_Screen Shot 5.png

    So can I continue troubleshooting my problems with this tread or should I create a new one?



  • @emenike For me, it is ok to continue here. Up to your wish.

    I see the name of the sensor shows some debug message, looks like we have some issue with MyController.
    Can you disable debug in MySensors gateway sketch?

    // #define MY_DEBUG
    

    To update gateway sketch, you need to disable gateway in MyController and update your gateway sketch via Arduino IDE. After a successful update, you can enable gateway in MyController.



  • @jkandasa Thanks.
    I disabled the MyController Gateway, then commented out the debug line on the sketch via IDE. and uploaded the sketch the the MySensors gateway @ COM5. Closed the IDE and restarted enabled the MyController Gateway --- but now one node is down while the Gateway connected successfully. 0_1543792504887_Screen Shot 6.png



  • This is what ot looks like now...

    0_1543792608629_Screen Shot 7.png



  • @emenike Seems all ok in MyController side.
    Can you check your sprinkler node powered up and in RF coverage?


  • MOD

    Hi All,

    Sorry was out for a couple of days...,

    @Emenike
    jkandasa is right, as an addition you can also add the debug stuff to you sketch and hook it up to your laptop to see the debugging stuff from the sensor perspective...

    If the sensor is out of range of you gateway you have some options to fix it:

    1. you can put a repeater node in the middle between the sensor and the gateway to extend the range of your network

    2. check your radio, exchange it for another one to rule out any radio hardware issues. (some of the radios have issues... especially the Nrf24l01 radios with the round black blob instead of a chip... believe me, I have been there and the range was approx 1.5 meters.....)

    3. If you use the Nrf24l01, add the capacitor to the power line of the radio (tought this was a 47uf capacitor), this will also improve communication (make sure you add this on the sensor and the gateway radio!)



  • @tag @jkandasa

    My Sprinkler node is downstairs - just about 7 meters below the spot where the MySensors Gateway + MyController laptop is (with about 2 concrete walls separating them). Does this matter? For the records, I have capacitor on both MySensors Gateway, and the Water Sprinkler node.


  • MOD

    Can be an issue, can you try if you see the node if it is basically next to your gateway?



  • @tag Okay I will move them closer until I conclude with all the bugs, then I will move them apart and see if distance is the issue

    by the way... is This project in this video a MySensors Gateway or something entirely new?


  • MOD

    @emenike

    Okay, great!,
    Had a look at the link you send, it looks like mysensors, but it is something different...



  • @Emenike

    This bit is wrong in your gateway sketch.....

    // Define a lower baud rate for Arduinos running on 8 MHz (Arduino Pro Mini 3.3V & SenseBender)
    #if F_CPU == 8000000L
    
    //#define MY_BAUD_RATE 38400
    #define MY_BAUD_RATE 115200
    #endif
    

    The baud rate in the if statement should be 38400 as it says in the line above it.

    It won't matter if you are using a 5V arduino, but if you were to use a 3.3V one this would be a big problem.



  • @skywatch Thanks @skywatch

    Please note that I am using a Nano for my gate way...
    I thought the baud rate should be the same for Arduino and the Putty sniffer, I will revert to "38400"...


  • MOD

    @emenike

    Make sure that the same baudrate is used in the gateway sketch and mycontroller.....



  • @tag
    😭 but that was exactly how it was until you said to change 38400 …. but it connected alright after | changed to 38400 and brought the node next to the laptop.


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