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AnthonyUK

Re: Cheap Internet temperature logger

Post by AnthonyUK » Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:17 am

Amazon did have some but for around £10.
Mine arrived within a week so sometimes it's not too bad.

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Re: Cheap Internet temperature logger

Post by Fil » Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:48 am

chris246810 wrote:Sweet. I'm buying some of these. Hopefully can find somewhere in the UK that have them at a decent price. I hate waiting for stuff from china
its about a week if ordering directly from itead, i received a 16a version with the temp+humidity sensor to fit inplace of the current central heating controller for a 'free' hive system.. that and 2x 10a RF enabled switches cost just over £20 inc delivery I already have a few of the non rf versions ;)
ist update for months n months..
Fermnting: not a lot..
Conditioning: nowt
Maturing: Challenger smash, and a kit lager
Drinking: dry one minikeg left in the store
Coming Soon Lots planned for the near future nowt for the immediate :(

JabbA

Re: Cheap Internet temperature logger

Post by JabbA » Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:15 pm

I've got a SonOff a colleague gave me, I've not hacked it as yet but it works well for timing the slow cooker to come on, a 16A one would be great for getting the strike water on whist lazing in bed! One annoying thing is it doesn't have a ground pass through.

Cheers,
Jamie

AnthonyUK

Re: Cheap Internet temperature logger

Post by AnthonyUK » Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:22 pm

JabbA wrote: One annoying thing is it doesn't have a ground pass through.
You could just join them externally if required.

JabbA

Re: Cheap Internet temperature logger

Post by JabbA » Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:27 pm

Yep, I've done that- I've placed it inline in an extension lead but it's not the neatest solution; a 3-way, instead of a 2-way terminal block each end and en extra PCB trace wouldn't have bumped up the price much at all!

Cheers,
Jamie

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Re: Cheap Internet temperature logger

Post by chris246810 » Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:04 pm

Itead don't have the TH version in stock on the website plus shipping prices seem a bit steep. Especially if customs/courier try adding on their chunk.
Will have a look on eBay.

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Re: Cheap Internet temperature logger

Post by Fil » Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:07 pm

AnthonyUK wrote:
JabbA wrote: One annoying thing is it doesn't have a ground pass through.
You could just join them externally if required.[/quote


The TH and Pow versions have common earth and neutral terminals..
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whoops no th in stock atm tho..
ist update for months n months..
Fermnting: not a lot..
Conditioning: nowt
Maturing: Challenger smash, and a kit lager
Drinking: dry one minikeg left in the store
Coming Soon Lots planned for the near future nowt for the immediate :(

Rad

Re: Cheap Internet temperature logger

Post by Rad » Mon Mar 27, 2017 5:17 pm

I've 2 of the BrewPiLess controllers built. I had all the parts needed from other projects so all I needed was the esp board. I went with the wemod pro as it has antenna socket. My fridges are in a outside garage so I need the extra wifi range. They'll be used in anger for the first time this weekend.

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Re: Cheap Internet temperature logger

Post by kloorob » Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:54 pm

Hi Rad,
I have been looking at the Nodemcu-E12e (ESP8266), and I am struggling with adding all the software / firmware onto the board. Therefore, do you have any tips that I need to install the Brewpiless code? Ps. I have various software from Arduino IDE and Nodencu Flasher etc, but cannot get the thing to work?

Any help will be appreciated.

JabbA

Re: Cheap Internet temperature logger

Post by JabbA » Mon Mar 27, 2017 7:38 pm

What version of the Arduino software are you running Rob? Do the especially boards show up in the board manager?

Cheers,
Jamie

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Re: Cheap Internet temperature logger

Post by Andy » Mon Mar 27, 2017 7:47 pm

How is it failing ? Can you compile the code but not upload it to the Nodemcu ? Or doesn't the code compile ?
If you're having issues compiling it then check you have the right version of the Arduino IDE + the ESP8266 boards plugin.

Instructions to setting up the Arduino IDE here

https://github.com/esp8266/Arduino
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Re: Cheap Internet temperature logger

Post by Fil » Mon Mar 27, 2017 9:31 pm

have you booted the esp into flashing mode, iirc its acomplished by grounding gpio0 before the board is powered up, the node mcu boards generally have a lil button wired to this pin combo so you only been press the button before you power on.
ist update for months n months..
Fermnting: not a lot..
Conditioning: nowt
Maturing: Challenger smash, and a kit lager
Drinking: dry one minikeg left in the store
Coming Soon Lots planned for the near future nowt for the immediate :(

AnthonyUK

Re: Cheap Internet temperature logger

Post by AnthonyUK » Tue Mar 28, 2017 7:54 am

In the IDE, have you set the correct device flash size? 1mb is common.

chris246810

Re: Cheap Internet temperature logger

Post by chris246810 » Tue Mar 28, 2017 4:09 pm

I had to change the baud rate to get it to upload onto my nodemcu. Working perfectly now.

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Re: Cheap Internet temperature logger

Post by kloorob » Tue Mar 28, 2017 4:33 pm

I read about that, and what rate did you use 9600 or 11500?


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