Author Topic: Changing from Oak/Particle to generic ESP8266 code with serial and OTA updates  (Read 8385 times)

exeng

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You have got to be kidding me!.... Grabbed another Oak to de-Particle (since it had failed back to a ready to upload state and was not running the loaded sketch) and just for fun tried to upload the simple LED blink code using Particle. It took about 4 to 5 retires but damn it loaded the sketch. It's just maddening knowing that is probably some stupid but simple bug that is causing it to be unreliable.  Does anyone have a clue?  Erik is probably the best resource but he seems busy with other more profitable things.

UPDATE: Well the successful upload via Particle (after 4 to 5 retries) was just a one time event.  It's back to endless retries with no success, so that's it, time to de-Particle the rest of my Oak's and be done with it.  I'm probably the last one to do this.  I assume most, if not all, Oak owners have already moved on and removed their Oak's from Particle.
« Last Edit: May 11, 2019, 08:46:36 pm by exeng »

exeng

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Just an update: Converted 4 of 5 built Oaks to non-Particle generic ESP8266s and couldn't be happier.  They are all up and running doing their job as monitors for weather, garage door, and an aggregate OLED display of all their feeds through Thingspeak and control via Blynk.  Gone are the fights and failures with Particle OTA. Now I can focus on developing again. The only reason the 5th one has not been converted is I need a temperature probe to complete a pool temp monitor. My old one bit the dust. Also, have 5 more new Oaks looking for something to do.

If you are still fighting Particle, convert. It's not that hard. Be sure to back up your Oaks and keep a record of the device IDs just in case the Particle stuff is fixed down the road.

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« Last Edit: May 21, 2019, 07:14:07 pm by exeng »

Rboyer

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Glad to see that the wiki is still active. I'm about to de-Particle my Oaks and get them to be useful. Thanks to all for the guidance - wish me luck!

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