May 26, 2020 at 10:20 am #4673
Just saw this as I was dabbling in stuff during the downtime. The local cloud access sounds promising! I hope this improves the wifi reliability.May 26, 2020 at 10:49 am #4674
We’ll see! It will force a much newer Particle system firmware, so that might help. On a side note, this is likely the final firmware because I have hit the Flash storage limit. I actually had to clean up the code and remove the FTP stuff in order to make the Pong clock fit. The FTP stuff was used to download menu graphics for FX and CHARTS if you didn’t have them, but they can still be downloaded and copied to microSD manually as always.
I’m working on porting the FX and Pong clock stuff over to Teensy 3.2, in case anyone wants to upgrade their Teensy LC and get those features without jumping through the Wi-Fi Adapter hoops.May 26, 2020 at 11:34 am #4675
Well maybe one more release if this is still an issue, or at least tell me if I can fix it. 🙂
I grabbed all the pictures I could find on the forums, and my preferred way to run color clock and have it show the pictures every 15 minutes. I’ve noticed that it only cycles through a subset of the pictures. Yet if I choose gallery it cycles through all the pictures.
Any ideas?May 26, 2020 at 11:41 am #4676
Is this a new problem with this new firmware?May 26, 2020 at 1:36 pm #4677
No this was an existing problem. I’ll see if it somehow got fixed with the new firmware and report back if its still a problem.May 29, 2020 at 6:55 pm #4681PatrickParticipant
I flashed the new firmware
but I don’t see an option for the pong clock.
Should it be under Settings/Clock Face?May 29, 2020 at 7:10 pm #4682
From the GitHub releases page: “Activate it by pressing the NEXT button while in Clock mode. NEXT also now cycles through all five clock skins, allowing easier access to them.”May 29, 2020 at 8:05 pm #4683PatrickParticipant
Thank you!May 30, 2020 at 2:28 pm #4684
OK I’ve had a chance to use the new firmware for a while and its great.
The udp local interface is great as now I can control it via Home Assistant using a method like this: https://community.home-assistant.io/t/send-udp-packages-with-ha-on-rpi/35104 and not rely on IFTTT.
It’s a bummer its using UDP, but with the tooling above it should be good enough. It would be nice if there was a way to get the state of the device somehow, but I can get around this by setting explicitly.
I have still have problems with the interface not responding after a while, but I have it hooked up to a plug which can power cycle it if it can’t reach it so while it would be nice if it was more reliable its not a deal breaker.
I think my problem with the images not cycling appears to be a little complicated. I think its there are so many images if I have them cycling sequentially at 15 minutes they same images generally show by the time I’m awake. Setting it randomly should be able to see infrequently, but maybe its not random enough or something, but I haven’t really dug into it. As it’s unrelated to this if I have some breakthrough I’ll start a new thread.
Thanks for the update!May 30, 2020 at 2:33 pm #4685
Thanks for the feedback. It’s unlikely I can offer an alternative, but why is UDP a bummer?May 31, 2020 at 10:58 am #4686
It’s just that a lot of tools (e.g. telnet, curl) don’t support udp so you’re more limited in your solutions. I assume its more common in some other scenarios which is why you chose it, so maybe it will cause me to find new things.
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