PoolWx.fzz (41.0 KB)
Hello. I made a simple Weather station and also have 2 waterproof thermos to take different water temps. I suck the data into node-red and do other things from there (openweathermap, NOAA, UV index).
I tested it via breadboard and it ran rock-solid for a week straight outdoors so I got some proto board to make it more of a prototype and reduce the size/wiring to put it into a temporary Wx box.
When I soldered up the proto-board last night I followed the .fzz file and tried to make some shortcuts (piggyback connections) and also had to change some things since I am not powering a breadboard rail anymore. The sensor would not work, and I am sure it is my wiring “shortcuts” I tried creating.
Before I dig in to solve the problem, I was hoping for some tips/critique of my layout and how I have things connected. – I might as well make it the best I can right now if I am going to re-do some wiring.
Am I wiring this for best power consumption/operation? I am using Deep.sleep and was surprised that my powerbank ran it for only a week before dying. I only take measurements every 15 min. Maybe that 280 and the temp sensors are not powering off during deep sleep?
I have 18650’s, holders and charging chips to use, but could never get the 8266 to boot via battery, so I figured I would just swap out the powerbank once in a while. I have a small solar cell I was willing to incorporate too, but the project was all working, so I wanted to take the “W” while I had it in hand. Why can’t I just add the 18650 to this setup?