Comments for Chris Mullins https://blog.christophermullins.com I occasionally write about things. Usually these things are about computers. Mon, 05 Nov 2018 00:00:15 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 Comment on Milight WiFi Gateway Emulator on an ESP8266 by mark https://blog.christophermullins.com/2017/02/11/milight-wifi-gateway-emulator-on-an-esp8266/comment-page-4/#comment-5172 Mon, 05 Nov 2018 00:00:15 +0000 http://blog.christophermullins.com/?p=207#comment-5172 Hi folks.

Last few weeks my hub appears to be rebooting few times a day.  It causes one bulb to flash on full white then all lamps turn off.

I use the hub with home assistant and mqtt.  Ive not changed any settings but i did update firmware to latest in attempt to cure the issue.

Im unsure what the cause is. Or if there is logging ?  I did notice if i reboot my wifi it seems to cause the same behaviour…  I even bought new router. Perhaps my node mcu is faulty ?

Hopefully someone has an idea.

 

If I build a new one Whats the best parts these days (im uk based)

 

Mark

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Comment on Milight WiFi Gateway Emulator on an ESP8266 by chris https://blog.christophermullins.com/2017/02/11/milight-wifi-gateway-emulator-on-an-esp8266/comment-page-4/#comment-5166 Sun, 04 Nov 2018 02:44:08 +0000 http://blog.christophermullins.com/?p=207#comment-5166 I’m assuming you created a new UDP server for the second group?

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Comment on Milight WiFi Gateway Emulator on an ESP8266 by chris https://blog.christophermullins.com/2017/02/11/milight-wifi-gateway-emulator-on-an-esp8266/comment-page-4/#comment-5165 Sun, 04 Nov 2018 02:39:26 +0000 http://blog.christophermullins.com/?p=207#comment-5165 It’s possible you have a defective ESP8266. Do you have another you could try on? Would also be worth checking serial logs.

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Comment on Milight WiFi Gateway Emulator on an ESP8266 by chris https://blog.christophermullins.com/2017/02/11/milight-wifi-gateway-emulator-on-an-esp8266/comment-page-4/#comment-5164 Sun, 04 Nov 2018 02:38:02 +0000 http://blog.christophermullins.com/?p=207#comment-5164 Are you sure this isn’t an issue with your broker? espMH should definitely send " and not the escape sequence.

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Comment on Milight WiFi Gateway Emulator on an ESP8266 by Bart Mol https://blog.christophermullins.com/2017/02/11/milight-wifi-gateway-emulator-on-an-esp8266/comment-page-4/#comment-5161 Fri, 02 Nov 2018 21:09:14 +0000 http://blog.christophermullins.com/?p=207#comment-5161 Hello Chris,

Thank you for much for your great work.

I built one based on a D1 mini.

It works great mostly.

There is one thing I can’t get to work though.

I have two groups of Milight devices, one group is paired to an older Wifi bridge and one group to a newer iBox v3.

The new group I can control via the GUI and also by sending UDP commands. This is a RGBW+CCT device.

The other group though, I can only control via the GUI. These are RGBW devices.

If I send UPD commands, nothing happens.

Any ideas what goes wrong?

Best regards, Bart

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Comment on Milight WiFi Gateway Emulator on an ESP8266 by Paul https://blog.christophermullins.com/2017/02/11/milight-wifi-gateway-emulator-on-an-esp8266/comment-page-4/#comment-5149 Wed, 31 Oct 2018 15:15:26 +0000 http://blog.christophermullins.com/?p=207#comment-5149 I can’t seem to get it to work.  I’ve tried flashing the bin to the esp8266 and all seems to go correct.  But I can never get the device to show its wifi to connect and configure.

I’ve tried flashing a blank.bin and file and reflashing several time without success. It could be something like a bad wire or board, but have yet to figure it out.

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Comment on Milight WiFi Gateway Emulator on an ESP8266 by Paul https://blog.christophermullins.com/2017/02/11/milight-wifi-gateway-emulator-on-an-esp8266/comment-page-4/#comment-5147 Wed, 31 Oct 2018 01:35:24 +0000 http://blog.christophermullins.com/?p=207#comment-5147 I cannot seem to get my PC to find the wifi to connect to. I have tried erasing and writing a blank.bin file and then resetting and flashing the milight hub. But after a reboot, the wifi never shows up to connect to.

I’m trying on a Windows 10 machine with NodeMCU and the esp8266 shows a blinking blue light, but I can’t see to figure out why I can’t connect to the board’s wifi to setup to connect to my home wlan.

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Comment on Milight WiFi Gateway Emulator on an ESP8266 by Andy https://blog.christophermullins.com/2017/02/11/milight-wifi-gateway-emulator-on-an-esp8266/comment-page-4/#comment-5141 Sun, 28 Oct 2018 23:13:45 +0000 http://blog.christophermullins.com/?p=207#comment-5141 Hi, and thanks for u work.

i think i hab found a Little Bug. My MQTT Broker Said

U See this „u0022“ always?

And i miss the „Save“ Button. I want to Save two Groups and it was very tricky

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Comment on Milight WiFi Gateway Emulator on an ESP8266 by chris https://blog.christophermullins.com/2017/02/11/milight-wifi-gateway-emulator-on-an-esp8266/comment-page-4/#comment-4995 Sat, 22 Sep 2018 17:04:36 +0000 http://blog.christophermullins.com/?p=207#comment-4995 Those would go in a terminal. If you’re on OS X, Terminal is what you want.

But that’s to compile and flash the firmware, not to flash a pre-compiled binary.

Here’s a tutorial on how to use esptool.py to flash binaries:

https://diyprojects.io/esp-easy-flash-firmware-esptool-py-esp8266-github/

(lots of other tutorials out there like this, if this one doesn’t suit your needs)

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Comment on Milight WiFi Gateway Emulator on an ESP8266 by Jussi https://blog.christophermullins.com/2017/02/11/milight-wifi-gateway-emulator-on-an-esp8266/comment-page-4/#comment-4981 Fri, 21 Sep 2018 08:43:41 +0000 http://blog.christophermullins.com/?p=207#comment-4981 Hello!

Could someone provide basic instructions on how to flash the precompiled firmware (.bin file) to nodemcuv2 with Platformio?

I have downloaded the usb drivers and i see my nodemcu in Platformio.

I have also no idea where should I put these lines:

 

Thank you in advance!

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