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  • in reply to: Openhab #1666

    Opengarageio
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    Going to offer $25AUD via paypal to anyone that can assist with instructions that help me get it working.

    in reply to: Random distance sensor readings #1665

    Opengarageio
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    Could you install the opengarage somewhere else, like a bedroom aimed at a wall and see if the fault still occurs? That would confirm or rule out an interference issue.

    in reply to: OG Firmware 1.1.0 Released #1605

    Opengarageio
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    Sorry to keep replying. But I am still having problems with opengarage 1.1.0 on iOS with blynk and the chart.

    The door status graph stops working after a few hours and the IP address also drops out from the LCD display after a few hours. I also graph the car status and that drops out after a few hours too.

    I can see in the new code that the data is only being sent when it changes and Im thinking it might have something with blynk not pulling the data after a period of time. Like if the IP address hasnt been received after 6 hours, blynk seems to stop showing it. Anyone else??

    in reply to: OG Firmware 1.1.0 Released #1602

    Opengarageio
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    Just a follow up. I think I can just tinker with the blynk settings to get the output Im after. Or failing that I know now what part of the code I need to modify if I do want continuous readings. So there is no issue with 1.1.10, just messed with my custom setup a bit.

    I also connected up a DHT22 sensor and confirmed thats working now too. I added another couple of lines of code to send the temp and humidity to blynk and that seems to be working well now too. Very happy to have been able to add the temp/humidity option. Thank you for adding that option for us.

    in reply to: OG Firmware 1.1.0 Released #1595

    Opengarageio
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    Just a follow up. It seems in version 1.1.0 there has been a change to the way that the data is sent to blynk. This has only affected me because I have a few modifications and additional features that I have added in to blynk.

    Instead of ….Blynk.virtualWrite(BLYNK_PIN_DIST, distance);
    We have……..if(distance != old_distance) { Blynk.virtualWrite(BLYNK_PIN_DIST, distance); old_distance = distance; }

    So it looks like we are now only sending updated data to blynk if the value changes. Which means that there is gaps in data being reported to blynk if the value doesnt change. I guess that means that typically less repeat data is being sent to blynk. That would be fine with the default settings, where blynk is configured to just join missing data points. But with my settings, I dont want to connect missing data points.

    So I guess I have to either stick with the default blynk settings or modify the program to get opengarage to constantly send data again.

    My modifications are to have the counter back in blynk as well as showing the car status.

    in reply to: OG Firmware 1.1.0 Released #1592

    Opengarageio
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    I have had blynk issues since upgrading to 1.1.0.

    In the superchart I was monitoring door status (V0), car status (based on V3) and distance (V3).

    I have ‘connect missing data points’ setting turned off for each. On my previous firmware version I got a great graph that showed the distance reading as well as the door status (open or closed) and vehicle status (home or out).

    Now I have intermittent gaps in the data. The LCD widget is blank. The distance reading on the graph is blank when the garage door is open. And while the door status LED works, the door status graph doesnt.

    I tried to load the firmware via arduino via USB cable but I got ‘espcomm_sync failed’ messages. Is that normal? I thought I would be able to upload via USB if the OTA update didnt work. (update: Need to hold down the reset button while plugging in the USB cable to allow firmware upload via arduino)

    Ill try downgrading my firmware to see if that resolves some of the issues. It kept all of my settings when moving to version 1.1.0, which makes me think it hasnt cleared the old settings properly. The homepage shows that it does have the new firmware version.

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    in reply to: Using OpenGarage as Water Tank Level Sensor #1043

    Opengarageio
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    Absolutely possible but would need some modification, if you dont have electronics or coding knowledge it might be difficult. Im working on something similar myself.

    The existing ultrasonic sensor and opengarage+ isnt waterproof, so your probably going to have issues eventually with it. Even if you protect it from the weather, being so close to a water tank is going to mean high humidity which will eventually cause corrosion and failure.

    You can get a waterproof sensor off ebay. You could then either pull apart an opengarage device and swap it over (soldering required) or buy a microcontroller and program that with the opengarage firmware (much cheaper this way).

    You would then need to modify the code a bit to get the additional features you specified.

    If youre interested I can provide more detail, but given its been so long since you posted, youve probably moved on.

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