3-pin communication is working

A project log for Wireless soil moisture sensor

NRF24L01 ATTINY85 work together to measure and broadcast soil moisture sensor data

andrey.malyshenkoandrey.malyshenko 07/12/2020 at 21:090 Comments

With previos step done i'm ready to assebmle final 3-pin setup

Using schematics taken from here, and recommendation from here i replaced resistor with 20K, and cap with 10nF. 

No need to change library, it is already adjusted to work with 3-pin config, only need to initialize it with same pin numbers for CE and CSN, like this

#define NRF_CE    3
#define NRF_CSN   3
RF24 radio(NRF_CE, NRF_CSN);

Actual pin 3  will not be used by library and it is still available for Serial.

Pin 4 is connected to Analog soil moisture sensor and i'm ready to send out actual data.

Image is not much different from previous one, but in fact numbers are actual sensor readings.

Next step is to play around with energy saving and sleep modes. I still have couple more weeks before PCBs should arrive.