mysensors vs espeasy

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mysensors vs espeasy

#1 Post by pw444 » 01 Aug 2021, 16:54

Dear @ll,

what's the advantages and disadvantges by using espeasy and not mysensors?

And why use mysensors and not espeasy?

Thx in advance for the comments and guidance.

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Re: mysensors vs espeasy

#2 Post by TD-er » 01 Aug 2021, 18:31

Well I don't know "mysensors", so it hard to compare for me.

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Re: mysensors vs espeasy

#3 Post by Ath » 01 Aug 2021, 19:26

A first quick look makes me think that ESPEasy is (way) more easy, as it comes in pre-compiled packages (build types like normal, test, and some hardware specific), where mysensors has to be compiled for a specific hardware platform and set of sensors (that is similar to the Custom build feature available with ESPEasy, not to be confused with the custom builds).
Also, at first glance, ESPEasy has support for more sensors, out of the box. And easily configurable connectivity to several Controllers (same terminology is used by mysensors).

You could use mysensors if you would want to run it on non-ESP8266/ESP32 hardware, as ESPEasy is 'limited' to that hardware platform.
And it can probably run on an ESP with 512 kB flash, that was 'abandoned' by ESPEasy, I think, when starting the development for 2.x. But why (or where) would you buy these ESP's if you can get a Wemos D1 mini clone for about $1,50 from China?
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Re: mysensors vs espeasy

#4 Post by pw444 » 01 Aug 2021, 23:42

due the repeating node capability.

does espeasy provides repeating feature?

sure, wemos D1 is simply fantastic, i have two with espeasy working, one on my coffe machine and other on my egg boiler, but wifi range is not so good compared with nrf24l01...

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Re: mysensors vs espeasy

#5 Post by TD-er » 01 Aug 2021, 23:49

WiFi range depends a lot on the used antenna and board design.
For sure those Nordic boards will have a great range, but that's because it isn't as popular as the ESP boards, which is a huge advantage when considering continuity of board quality.
There is a lot of garbage available for ESP boards.

That being said, there are for sure ESP boards available which do have a seriously proper WiFi range.
But sadly it needs some amount of knowledge and some part is just luck to get it right with ESP boards.

Not sure what you mean by "repeating features"

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Re: mysensors vs espeasy

#6 Post by pw444 » 02 Aug 2021, 16:31

"Not sure what you mean by "repeating features"

with the mysensors framework, each node can become a repeater, extending the coverage, a mesh architecture.

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Re: mysensors vs espeasy

#7 Post by TD-er » 02 Aug 2021, 17:09

Ah, nope, that's not yet present in ESPEasy.
Still a work-in-progress.

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Re: mysensors vs espeasy

#8 Post by kimot » 19 Aug 2021, 22:55

I am using both.

ESPeasy
Only one times flash firmware. All other things you can do through web interface. Very comfortable sw development.
Not good for battery powered devices

MySensors
Battery powered devices. Better range ( but you must use 868MHz or 433MHz )
Not so easy development.
You must find and adapt sensor libraries yourself.
Compile, compile, compile ...
And again compile....

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