ESP-01S GPIO2 problem

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ESP-01S GPIO2 problem

Post by davef » Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:58 pm

Following this tutorial https://pymotw.com/2/socket/udp.html and with my code

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import usocket
import sys
from machine import Pin


pin2 = Pin(2, Pin.OUT)
pin2.on()


#  create a TCP/IP socket
sock = usocket.socket(usocket.AF_INET, usocket.SOCK_DGRAM)

#  bind the socket to the port
server_address = ('192.168.10.104', 10000)
sock.bind(server_address)

while True:
    print('waiting for message')
    data, address = sock.recvfrom(4096)
    data = data.decode('utf-8')

    if (data == 'Off'):
         pin2.off()

    if (data == 'On'):
        pin2.on()

    if data:
        sent = sock.sendto(data, address)
I can turn the Blue LED on which is attached to GPIO2 but I can't turn it off. Appears when GPIO2 is high that I can't make it low again ... unless I reset the device. I know you have to handle GPIO2 and GPIO0 differently during boot-up but I don't see what I am doing wrong for this use case.

Thanks for any pointers.

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Re: ESP-01S GPIO2 problem

Post by Roberthh » Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:48 am

I do not think it's a problem of the GPIO. I suspect it's a problem in the While loop, in that the expression "if (data == 'Off'):" never is True. Maybe it should read:
if (data == b'Off'):
What do you get when you print data?

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Re: ESP-01S GPIO2 problem

Post by davef » Mon Nov 23, 2020 6:53 pm

Thanks for the response.

In the real code I did follow the decode line with a print statement, but it doesn't print out the data.

However, in the <if> statements I do print out a statement to confirm that the program responded properly to the client input. However, GPIO2 appears to "hang-up" in the low state.

The client data required:

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message = bytes(message, 'utf-8') # convert to bytes
I am waiting for some ESP-07 to arrive then I will be able to use other GPIO, but this unit only has GPIO0 and GPIO0 available.

I found this tutorial https://www.instructables.com/ESP8266-U ... as-inputs/ and tried adding the 3K3 resistors to GPIO0 and GPIO2 "pulled-up" to 3V3 but that made no difference.

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Re: ESP-01S GPIO2 problem

Post by Roberthh » Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:01 pm

Sorry, I did not notice the decode. So in the print statement you get noting. That's most likely because there was nothing to read and data has the value None. So you should have that print at the point where you send data back.

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Re: ESP-01S GPIO2 problem

Post by davef » Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:15 pm

If I do:

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    if data:
	print(data)
        sent = sock.sendto(data, address)
it doesn't print <data>

The client says it got data back ... so I printed that and it says the data is:

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b'On'
which is exactly what is sent.

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Re: ESP-01S GPIO2 problem

Post by Roberthh » Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:27 pm

That's not consistent. If there is nothing to print, then there is nothing to send. Are you sure that you changed the code on the device?
Just to confirm the proper operation of GPIO2:
can you switch the LED from the REPL with:

from machine import Pin
pin2 = Pin(2, Pin.OUT)
pin2(0)
# and
pin2(1)

pin2(0) and pin2(1) are just shorthands for pin2.value(0) and pin2.value(1) or pin2.off() and pin2.on()

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Re: ESP-01S GPIO2 problem

Post by davef » Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:40 pm

Yes, that works.

I tried:

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while True:
    print('waiting for message')
    print('still waiting')
    data, address = sock.recvfrom(4096)
    data = data.decode('utf-8')
  
and the 2nd print('still waiting') doesn't print.

I modified the example in the linked tutorial to include those tests for <on> and <off> maybe that is not the right approach.

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Re: ESP-01S GPIO2 problem

Post by davef » Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:45 pm

Oops, yes the code is changed on the device at each change. I check by getting the file back.

Is there some issue with handling the socket that I am not aware of?

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Re: ESP-01S GPIO2 problem

Post by Roberthh » Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:55 pm

I assume the line " print('still waiting')" is after the recv_from() call.
Are you sure that you sorted the IP addresses right and that both server and client are connected Wifi-wise to the same network?

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Re: ESP-01S GPIO2 problem

Post by davef » Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:09 pm

I made a wrong assumption ... I just made a spelling change in the server script and it did NOT update on the device.

I now see those extra 3K3 resistors I put in are not going to 3V3 but to my reset button ;( However, I had this "problem" before I put them in.

Thank you for your effort thus far, I'll come back when I sort my hardware.

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