Lickthespoon
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Wireless Things Cicesco Slice of Radio Serial port

Sun Sep 18, 2016 7:00 pm

Hi, I'm trying to get the Wireless Things (formerly Cicesco) Slice of Radio working on my Model B pi using node red.
I have node red working with other GPIO lines turning on LEDs buzzers etc and want to talk to a wireless temperature sensor also by Wireless things.
Unfortunately since purchase their site seems to be down and I can only find older posts.
Firstly it seems that to talk to it I use the GPIO pins also used to output console messages at boot.
So I've removed references to /boot/command.txt ttyAMA0
However this seems to have changed and there are gui options to disable the serial port. However if I do this node red fires up errors when trying to use GPIO lines. So this doesn't seem to be correct, or at least not the full picture...
So does anyone know if we still need to disable console output and how to do it such that node red can still load GPIO libraries?

The Slice of Radio board has the heartbeat light flashing but I see no tx/rxd.
I've followed a cam jam post using these sensors setting a simple serial Input node to 9600 with a debug message but I never see debug come in so I assume either the serial port is not setup correctly and has console messages routed to it or I somehow need to configure the remote sensors. The cam jam post implies every 30 seconds or so the sensors will send a message that is received on the serial port and I expect to see that as debug.
Alas I have no documentation so if anybody has a copy of the Cicesco Slice of Radio documentation I would appreciate it as all of their info is down at present. It doesn't look too hopeful as many of their items are unavailable from stockists so hope they're still active as it looks just what I wanted for remote temperature and humidity measurements.
Thank you,
Matthew

Lickthespoon
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Re: Wireless Things Cicesco Slice of Radio Serial port

Thu Sep 29, 2016 10:46 pm

It looks like wireless things (Cicesco) have sadly closed. Maybe I was the last customer :| Does anybody have a copy of the 'Slice of radio' and/or temperature sensor documentation they could make publically available?
I'm a bit stuck. Not the end of the world as they weren't that expensive but it would be nice to get them working... Hoping somebody who bought one has the documentation downloaded somewhere.

GrahamM242
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Re: Wireless Things Cicesco Slice of Radio Serial port

Wed Oct 05, 2016 3:43 pm

There is still some information (although not documentation per se) up in github - https://github.com/WirelessThings and https://github.com/CisecoPlc

I never downloaded the documentation because I ended up implementing a more efficient binary protocol including discovery and per site crypto. In the end, managing crypto keys killed the project as it just wasn't possible to do reliably and timely. I could probably dig up some of the AT commands for the slice of radio if that's helpful.

procount
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Re: Wireless Things Cicesco Slice of Radio Serial port

Wed Oct 05, 2016 11:57 pm

I downloaded some of the documents. PM me for details.
PINN - NOOBS with the extras... https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=63&t=142574

Nw92
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Re: Wireless Things Cicesco Slice of Radio Serial port

Thu Oct 06, 2016 9:03 pm

I just created a guide to do exactly this; check it out
https://www.reddit.com/r/IOT/comments/5 ... eco_setup/
(Make sure you replace /dev/ttyS0 with /dev/ttyAMA0 for your Raspberry Pi B!)

I'm also using Node-red to forward the messages from UDP to MQTT. An important note is to make sure you don't use a Serial node configured for /dev/ttyAMA0 - It occupies the port and the Message Bridge gets upset.

Feel free to get in touch if you have any questions :)

NewZorker
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Re: Wireless Things Cicesco Slice of Radio Serial port

Tue Oct 11, 2016 7:00 pm

Thank you very much. I have been searching for this kind of information for quite a while. I still had a Slice Of Radio and a Temperature Sensor lying around and wanted to put them to good use. Now, it seems, I can just do that.
Thanks again
Chris

GadgetUK
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Re: Wireless Things Cicesco Slice of Radio Serial port

Wed Oct 12, 2016 6:46 am

If you're not already aware we've setup a google group here:

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/openpi

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