I think it's a bit more than a repeater based on this description.Hi,
By it's nature (it sends data, no one connects to it), I do not think the ispindels needs an fixed ip.
But that being said, like everything i my network that is not an end user device, I do have it set to a fixed IP in the DHCP server.
I have one minor reasons to do so: I like to know where the are. But also one major: Control/Limit/block internet access.
I'm not very fond of repeaters unless the have at least two radio's (one used to talk to the real AP, the other to send out the SSID on an other channel)
I've seen cases where a WiFi client first connects to the 'real' AP just because it answers a little faster than the repeater. They might later switch the the repeater since it has a better signal. The ispindel however is already back to sleep by then You might try to see if the repeater can send out an different SSID and connect your ispindel to it.
Yes, SSID is commonly known as the wifi namewhich I have given a different name to is that SSID
No, if the repeater performs NAT (network address translation), it will have one IP address (which it got from the router) to talk to the home router, and will give a totally different IP address for your ispindel. NAT will 'hide' all devices from your home router. so your home router will see all traffic coming from the devices 'behind' your repeater (ispindel) as if it was generated by the repeater itself......
"A full functional WiFi repeater (correctly: a WiFi NAT router)
so i should find the MAC address of the ispindel and then define the fixed ip on the main router?
Flash the D1 mini ?Flash it with the arduino temperature ds18b20 example. Just change pin fron 10 to 6. You should read the sensor in the terminal window.
Yes, SSID is commonly known as the wifi name
No, if the repeater performs NAT (network address translation), it will have one IP address (which it got from the router) to talk to the home router, and will give a totally different IP address for your ispindel. NAT will 'hide' all devices from your home router. so your home router will see all traffic coming from the devices 'behind' your repeater (ispindel) as if it was generated by the repeater itself.
*IF* they are in the same network -lets say your home router uses 192.168.54.x addresses and your repeater also gives 192.168.54.x addresses to the ispindel, you will have issues.
So please make sure your home network and the repeater's AP are using different network addresses. (I would not recommend either of them to use 192.168.4.0/24 for that is used by the esp in config mode, and might cause network issues when you have multiple and put one in config mode)
I'm not sure on your reasoning. The screen is superfluous in the beer you'd never read it and would need to work out how to keep it off, as the light might upset the beer.Hi everyone,
I found this project very interesting. I would like to know if it is possible to use either a M5Stick5 or ESP-watch than building everything from scratch. M5Stick has 6 -axis IMU sensor, ESP32 (Wifi+bluetooth), integrated battery charger, grove sensor socket to integrate temparature sensor, OLED screen. Everything included it is just less than $15. I have the M5Stick5, so would appreaciate if anyone of you done this before guide me on how to use that as a base.
Still think it's an effort to reinvent the wheel.Hi @DuncB, thanks for your response and suggestions. Some of the reasons are valid such as there requires a rework on the software. Size wise it is 48.2*25.5*13.7mm, out of which important part is width is just 25.5 which seems good enough to keep inside Petling. The screen, we don't need to use it. It has an in built battery, if it is not enough one can keep an extra battery. So, realistically the module itself has everything required to make a digital Hydrometer. If an extra battery required there's a plug in battery case. So, all it required is a software support. I have seen people using it as a TiltBridge device on this forum, So I would like to know if anyone used it as a hydrometer as well or encountered any issues.
I was wondering about this as well, what is the biggest TFT I could order that would work with the esp8266?
Just make sure the physics works out, an 80mA battery wont last long so you'll need a 18650 or some way to charge it, will that fit in the petling as well?I understand software wise there's a lot of work to be done, but other than software, M5 has all the ingredients hardware wise.
Depends what you call "progress."@LBussy Have you managed to make any progress on your DIY repeater / local display project for the ispindel yet ?
Maybe this will help:Built my first iSpindel and everything seems to be working fine except that the battery life shows a reading of .01v on the configuration page despite being fully charged (blue light). Assuming everything is in the right place since it booted up fine but I'm not electrically inclined. Anyone else come across this?
Isn't the question about the battery voltage not a temp reading of 0.00?Maybe this will help:
Hi folks, i have some problems with the temperature reading of my ispindel. it was working great but i dont know why it starts to no giving reading o temperature. i have changed the sensor, the dio...github.com
Do you have a multimeter that can check the battery voltage? Should be about 4.2vBuilt my first iSpindel and everything seems to be working fine except that the battery life shows a reading of .01v on the configuration page despite being fully charged (blue light). Assuming everything is in the right place since it booted up fine but I'm not electrically inclined. Anyone else come across this?
Yeah, battery life is just off. Didn't change the conversion factor, it's still 190.80. I'll have to scrounge up a multimeter, but other than that, it's working perfectly.Do you have a multimeter that can check the battery voltage? Should be about 4.2v
There is a battery offset feature and this is normally around 191 you haven't changed that by any chance?
Other than this spurious voltage reading is it working okay?
Just the reading. Always shows .01v no matter what the actual charge. No built-in protection that I can tell.That is odd, it's not a battery with protection built in by any chance?
I think ( await correction ) that the Ispindel shuts down when the voltage gets lower than a certain point less than 3 V I think, so your Ispindel is "happy " but confusing you.
You say" battery life is just off" , do you mean the reading or that it is shutting down after a while?
I'm back in front of a PC so I can both update and work some more.