Relay not clicking when opening on app

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Relay not clicking when opening on app

Postby colby82 » Thu Oct 01, 2015 1:43 am

Hello,
I am brand new to this so please forgive my lack of knowledge. I am pretty certain that i've followed all of the steps but i cant seem to get the relays to fire using the iphone app. I've loaded the .ino from the link in the instructions and did as the instructions said and entered the ip address and also a password. I am able to see the following on my local network and also outside of my network since i've forwarded the port that i desingated:

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<myDoorOpener>
<status statusPin="3">Closed</status>
<status statusPin="4">Closed</status>
<challengeToken>Cyber661663</challengeToken>
</myDoorOpener>

I have setup the iphone app and it appears to be working when you press the button to open the garage, but nothing happens on the garage door and the relay doesnt make a sound either.
:?:
Here is a copy of the .ino file, maybe someone can see if they notice something wrong with it?

//----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
// Copyright (C) 2009 - 2012, MyDoorOpener.com
//----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
//
// Release Notes:
//
// v1.0 [02/23/2010] - Initial release
//
// v1.1 [03/02/2010] - Added support for up to three garage doors.
//
// v1.2 [08/11/2010] - Deprecated HTTP POST in favor of HTTP GET parameters.
// - Added additional serial debugging.
//
// v2.0 [05/11/2012] - Updated to support unlimited number of devices (used to be max 3).
// - Updated to support Arduino v1.0 IDE.
//
// v2.2 [12/15/2012] - Updated to support SMTP email notifications
// - Updated to support SMS notifications (via carrier provided SMTPtoSMS gateway)
// - Updated to support iOS push notifications (via Prowl)
// - Added logic to support multiple status reading strategies (3v5v, NC, NO, etc)
// - Relocated most string literals to flash memory
// - Certified compatibility with ArduinoEthernet (all-in-one) and DFRobot RelayShield hardware
// - Certified compatibility with Arduino v1.0.3 IDE
//
// v2.3 [11/16/2014] - Certified compatibility with DFRobot Xboard Relay (which is now the new standard/default)
// - Certified compatibility with Arduino v1.0.6 IDE
//
// v2.4 [12/14/2014] - Reduced memory footprint by getting rid of "WebDuino" library
//----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

// Uncomment to turn ON serial debugging

//#define MYDOOROPENER_SERIAL_DEBUGGING 1
//#define NOTIFICATIONS_SERIAL_DEBUGGING 1
//#define SMTP_SERIAL_DEBUGGING 1
//#define PUSH_SERIAL_DEBUGGING 1

#include <Ethernet.h>
#include <SPI.h>
#include <aes256.h>
#include <Time.h>

#include "MyDoorOpenerServer.h"

//*******************************************************************
// Global configuration (adjust to reflect your setup)
//*******************************************************************

// EthernetShield IP address (DHCP reserved, never allocated to anyone else). This is the internal
// network IP address you want your Arduino assigned. This is not the address you will be accessing
// your Arduino from the iPhone application or internet ... You need to configure NAT forwarding
// on your home router to do that. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Port_forwarding for more details.

uint8_t ip[4] = { 192,168,1,20 };

// Port on which Arduino HTTP server will listen to

int port = 8888;

// MAC address to be used by ethernet adapter

uint8_t mac[6] = { 0xDE, 0xAD, 0xBE, 0xEF, 0xFE, 0xED };

// password required for operating door [max length = 16] (status fetching doesn't require password). This
// must match the password you set in the iPhone application (be careful as case is sensitive).

char* password = "TempPW";

// Do not remove the following server definitions

EthernetServer server(port);
MyDoorOpenerServer myDoorOpenerServer(password, mac, ip);

//*******************************************************************
// Device/Door configuration (relais and sensors)
//*******************************************************************

// *** IMPORTANT NOTE ***
//
// THE ARDUINO ETHERNET SHIELD RESERVES DIGITAL PINS 10, 11, 12, 13 AS WELL AS
// ANALOG PINS 0, 1, THEREFORE YOU SHOULD NOT USE ANY OF THOSE PINS FOR YOUR DEVICE(S) OR DOOR(S)

// open/close trigger relay should be connected to these digital output pins (digitalWrite).
// Adjust to match the number of devices you have hooked up (examples provided below in comment) ...

//uint8_t relayPins[] = { 9 }; // single device at pin #9
//uint8_t relayPins[] = { 2, 3, 4, 5 }; // select if using DFRobot RelayShield
//uint8_t relayPins[] = { 2, 3 }; // two devices at pins #2 and #3
//uint8_t relayPins[] = { 2, 3, 4, ... }; // even more devices at pins #2, #3, #4, etc ...
uint8_t relayPins[] = { 7, 8 }; // select if using DFRobot XBoard Relay

// status contact should be connected to these analog input pins (anologRead).
// Adjust to match the number of devices you have hooked up (examples provided below in comment) ...

//uint8_t statusPins[] = { 3 }; // single device at pin #3
//uint8_t statusPins[] = { 2, 3, 4, 5 }; // select if using DFRobot RelayShield
//uint8_t statusPins[] = { 2, 3 }; // two devices at pins #2 and #3
//uint8_t statusPins[] = { 2, 3, 4, ... }; // even more devices at pins #2, #3, #4, etc ...
uint8_t statusPins[] = { 3, 4 }; // select if using DFRobot XBoard Relay

// Comment if not using XBoard Relay
#define USING_XBOARD_RELAY

// status reading strategy (uncomment only one ... the one that reflects how you want status to be interpreted)

//#define STATUS_STRATEGY_3VCLOSED_5VOPENED // initial approach - uses analogRead combined with STATUS_OPEN_TRESHOLD (opened == +5v, closed == +3v)
//#define STATUS_STRATEGY_5VCLOSED_3VOPENED // alternate approach - uses analogRead combined with STATUS_OPEN_TRESHOLD (opened == +3v, closed == +5v)
#define STATUS_STRATEGY_NORMALLY_CLOSED // classic door sensor - uses digitalRead to interpret door/device status (opened == high-impedance, closed == GND)
//#define STATUS_STRATEGY_NORMALLY_OPENED // alternate approach - uses digitalRead to interpret door/device status (opened == GND, closed == high-impedance)

// Analog boundary value (0-1023) used to distinguish between device/door status == opened and closed. Only applicable
// when STATUS_STRATEGY_3VCLOSED_5VOPENED or STATUS_STRATEGY_5VCLOSED_3VOPENED is being used.

#define STATUS_OPEN_TRESHOLD 1000

//*******************************************************************
// Notifications
//*******************************************************************

// if defined, will fire a notification when any door/device stays open more than the specified number of minutes
//#define NOTIFICATIONS_WATCHDOG_MINUTES 5

// if defined, will fire a notification every time and as soon as any door/device gets opened
//#define NOTIFICATIONS_OPEN

//*******************************************************************
// iOS push notifications (via Prowl)
//*******************************************************************

// if defined, will fire notifications using iOS push notifications (uncomment to turn ON)
//#define PUSH_NOTIFICATIONS

#if defined(PUSH_NOTIFICATIONS)

// after installing Prowl (iTunes store) on your iPhone, set to match the Prowl API key that was
// assigned for your iPhone http://www.prowlapp.com/api_settings.php
char prowlApiKey[] = "paste-your-prowl-provided-api-key-here";

// set to Prowl HTTP server name (typically api.prowlapp.com)
char prowlServerName[] = "api.prowlapp.com";

// set to Prowl HTTP port number (typically port 80)
int prowlServerPort = 80;

// set to Prowl API base url (typically /publicapi/add)
char prowlApiBaseUrl[] = "/publicapi/add";

#endif

//*******************************************************************
// SMS notifications (via carrier provided SMS gateway, relies on SMTP)
//*******************************************************************

// if defined, will fire notifications using SMS notifications (uncomment to turn ON - rember to adjust SMTP settings too)
//#define SMS_NOTIFICATIONS

#if defined(SMS_NOTIFICATIONS)

// using http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_SMS_gateways set to match your mobile carrier and phone number
char smtpToForSms[] = "your-mobile-number@your-carrier-gateway.com";

#endif

//*******************************************************************
// SMTP email notifications (also used for SMS notifications)
//*******************************************************************

// if defined, will fire notifications using SMTP notifications (uncomment to turn ON)
//#define SMTP_NOTIFICATIONS

#if defined(SMTP_NOTIFICATIONS) || defined(SMS_NOTIFICATIONS)

// set to your ISP's SMTP server name
char smtpServerName[] = "smtp-server.your-isp.com";

// set to your ISP's SMTP server port (typically port 25)
int smtpServerPort = 25;

// set to the email address you want notifications sent to
char smtpToForEmail[] = "your.address@gmail.com";

#endif

//*******************************************************************
// Misc configuration constants (should not require any changes)
//*******************************************************************

// number of milliseconds relay pin will be held high when triggered.

int RELAY_DELAY = 1000;

// misc size constants

#define HTTP_PARAM_NAME_SIZE 16
#define HTTP_PARAM_VALUE_SIZE 64

#define PASSWORD_HEX_SIZE 32
#define PASSWORD_SIZE 16
#define AES256_CRYPTO_KEY_SIZE 32
#define CHALLENGE_TOKEN_SIZE 16

//----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
//----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
#if defined(PUSH_NOTIFICATIONS)

//----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
void getUrlEncoded(const char* msg, char* encodedMsg)
{
const char hex[] = "0123456789abcdef";

while(*msg != '\0')
{
if(('a' <= *msg && *msg <= 'z') || ('A' <= *msg && *msg <= 'Z') || ('0' <= *msg && *msg <= '9'))
{
*encodedMsg = *msg;
encodedMsg++;
}
else
{
*encodedMsg = '%';
encodedMsg++;

*encodedMsg = hex[*msg >> 4];
encodedMsg++;

*encodedMsg = hex[*msg & 15];
encodedMsg++;
}

msg++;
}
}

EthernetClient pushClient;

//----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
void notifyViaPush(const char* subject, const char* body)
{
#if defined(PUSH_SERIAL_DEBUGGING)
Serial.print(F("*** Push - server name: '"));
Serial.print(prowlServerName);
Serial.print(F("' - "));
Serial.print(F("apiKey: '"));
Serial.print(prowlApiKey);
Serial.print(F("' - "));
Serial.print(F("subject: '"));
Serial.print(subject);
Serial.print(F("' - "));
Serial.print(F("body: '"));
Serial.print(body);
Serial.println(F("' ***"));
#endif

if (pushClient.connect(prowlServerName, prowlServerPort))
{
#if defined(PUSH_SERIAL_DEBUGGING)
Serial.println(F("*** Push - connection established ***"));
#endif

pushClient.print(F("GET "));

pushClient.print(prowlApiBaseUrl);
pushClient.print(F("?apikey="));
pushClient.print(prowlApiKey);
pushClient.print(F("&application=MyDoorOpener"));
pushClient.print(F("&url=mydooropener%3A%2F%2Fstatus"));

char encodedBuffer[100] = "";

pushClient.print(F("&event="));
memset(encodedBuffer, 0, 100);
getUrlEncoded(subject, encodedBuffer);
pushClient.print(encodedBuffer);

pushClient.print(F("&description="));
memset(encodedBuffer, 0, 100);
getUrlEncoded(body, encodedBuffer);
pushClient.print(encodedBuffer);

pushClient.println(F(" HTTP/1.1"));

pushClient.print(F("Host: "));
pushClient.println(prowlServerName);

pushClient.print(F("Accept: *"));
pushClient.print(F("/"));
pushClient.println(F("*"));
pushClient.println(F("Connection: close"));

pushClient.println();

pushClient.stop();

#if defined(PUSH_SERIAL_DEBUGGING)
Serial.println(F("*** Push - connection stopped ***"));
#endif
}

#if defined(PUSH_SERIAL_DEBUGGING)
Serial.println(F("*** Push - completed ***"));
#endif
}

#endif

//----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
//----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
#if defined(SMTP_NOTIFICATIONS) || defined(SMS_NOTIFICATIONS)

EthernetClient smtpClient;

//----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
void notifyViaEmail(const String& to, const String& subject, const String& body)
{
#if defined(SMTP_SERIAL_DEBUGGING)
Serial.print(F("*** SMTP - server name: '"));
Serial.print(smtpServerName);
Serial.print(F("' - "));
Serial.print(F("to: '"));
Serial.print(to);
Serial.print(F("' - "));
Serial.print(F("subject: '"));
Serial.print(subject);
Serial.print(F("' - "));
Serial.print(F("body: '"));
Serial.print(body);
Serial.println(F("' ***"));
#endif

if (smtpClient.connect(smtpServerName, smtpServerPort))
{
#if defined(SMTP_SERIAL_DEBUGGING)
Serial.println(F("*** SMTP - connection established ***"));
#endif

smtpClient.println(F("HELO relai.mydooropener.com"));

smtpClient.print(F("MAIL FROM:"));
smtpClient.println(F("noreply@mydooropener.com"));

smtpClient.print(F("RCPT TO:"));
smtpClient.println(to);

smtpClient.println(F("DATA"));

smtpClient.print(F("SUBJECT: "));
smtpClient.println(subject);

smtpClient.println();

smtpClient.print(body);
smtpClient.print(F(" "));
smtpClient.println(F("mydooropener://status"));

smtpClient.println(F("."));
smtpClient.println(F("."));

smtpClient.println(F("QUIT"));

smtpClient.stop();

#if defined(SMTP_SERIAL_DEBUGGING)
Serial.println(F("*** SMTP - connection stopped ***"));
#endif
}

#if defined(SMTP_SERIAL_DEBUGGING)
Serial.println(F("*** SMTP - completed ***"));
#endif
}

//----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
void notifyViaEmail(const char* subject, const char* body)
{
notifyViaEmail(smtpToForEmail, subject, body);
}

#endif

//----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
//----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
#if defined(SMS_NOTIFICATIONS)

//----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
void notifyViaSms(const char* subject, const char* body)
{
notifyViaEmail(smtpToForSms, subject, body);
}

#endif

//----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
//----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
void configureStatusPin(int pinNumber)
{
#if defined(STATUS_STRATEGY_3VCLOSED_5VOPENED) || defined(STATUS_STRATEGY_5VCLOSED_3VOPENED)
pinMode(pinNumber, INPUT);
#elif defined(STATUS_STRATEGY_NORMALLY_CLOSED) || defined(STATUS_STRATEGY_NORMALLY_OPENED)
#if defined(USING_XBOARD_RELAY)
pinMode(pinNumber+18, INPUT_PULLUP); // addressing analog pins as digital pins (+18)
#else
pinMode(pinNumber+14, INPUT_PULLUP); // addressing analog pins as digital pins (+14)
#endif
#endif
}

//----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
boolean isOpen(int pinNumber)
{
#if defined(STATUS_STRATEGY_3VCLOSED_5VOPENED) || defined(STATUS_STRATEGY_5VCLOSED_3VOPENED)
int status = analogRead(pinNumber);
#elif defined(STATUS_STRATEGY_NORMALLY_CLOSED) || defined(STATUS_STRATEGY_NORMALLY_OPENED)
#if defined(USING_XBOARD_RELAY)
int status = digitalRead(pinNumber+18); // addressing analog pins as digital pins (+18)
#else
int status = digitalRead(pinNumber+14); // addressing analog pins as digital pins (+14)
#endif
#endif

#if defined(MYDOOROPENER_SERIAL_DEBUGGING)
Serial.print(F("*** isOpen - status value for pin: '"));
Serial.print(pinNumber);
Serial.print(F("' is '"));
Serial.print(status);
#endif

boolean retVal = false;

#if defined(STATUS_STRATEGY_3VCLOSED_5VOPENED)
retVal = status >= STATUS_OPEN_TRESHOLD;
#elif defined(STATUS_STRATEGY_5VCLOSED_3VOPENED)
retVal = status <= STATUS_OPEN_TRESHOLD;
#elif defined(STATUS_STRATEGY_NORMALLY_CLOSED)
retVal = status == LOW;
#elif defined(STATUS_STRATEGY_NORMALLY_OPENED)
retVal = status == HIGH;
#endif

#if defined(MYDOOROPENER_SERIAL_DEBUGGING)
Serial.print(F("' returing: '"));
Serial.print(retVal ? F("Opened") : F("Closed"));
Serial.println(F("' ***"));
#endif

return retVal;
}

//----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
//----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
#if defined(NOTIFICATIONS_WATCHDOG_MINUTES)

//----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
void watchDogNotificationsHandler()
{
static time_t initialOpen = NULL;
time_t latestOpen = NULL;

static boolean notificationSent = false;
boolean openDetected = false;

for (int i = 0; i < sizeof(statusPins); ++i)
{
if (isOpen(statusPins[i]))
{
if (!initialOpen)
initialOpen = now();

latestOpen = now();

if((latestOpen - initialOpen) > NOTIFICATIONS_WATCHDOG_MINUTES * 60)
{
#if defined(NOTIFICATIONS_SERIAL_DEBUGGING)
Serial.print(F("*** watchdog notification handler - detected opened device/door @ pin #"));
Serial.print(statusPins[i]);
Serial.println(F(" ***"));
#endif

if (!notificationSent)
{
#if defined(NOTIFICATIONS_SERIAL_DEBUGGING)
Serial.println(F("*** watchdog notification handler - sending notification ***"));
#endif

char subject[] = "MyDoorOpener Notification";
char body[100] = "";
sprintf(body, "A door or device has been opened for more than %i minute(s).", NOTIFICATIONS_WATCHDOG_MINUTES);

#if defined(PUSH_NOTIFICATIONS)
notifyViaPush(subject, body);
#endif

#if defined(SMS_NOTIFICATIONS)
notifyViaSms(subject, body);
#endif

#if defined(SMTP_NOTIFICATIONS)
notifyViaEmail(subject, body);
#endif

notificationSent = true;
}
else
{
#if defined(NOTIFICATIONS_SERIAL_DEBUGGING)
Serial.println(F("*** watchdog notification handler - NOT sending notification ***"));
#endif
}
}

openDetected = true;
break;
}
}

// if all door/devices are closed, reset notificationSent semaphore and timer so that further notifications
// can be sent. This is done to avoid floading recipient with notifications for a same event occurrence.

if (!openDetected)
{
notificationSent = false;
initialOpen = NULL;
delay(500);
}
}

#endif

//----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
//----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
#if defined(NOTIFICATIONS_OPEN)

//----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
void openNotificationsHandler()
{
static boolean notificationSent = false;
boolean openDetected = false;

for (int i = 0; i < sizeof(statusPins); ++i)
{
if (isOpen(statusPins[i]))
{
#if defined(NOTIFICATIONS_SERIAL_DEBUGGING)
Serial.print(F("*** open notification handler - detected an opened device/door @ pin #"));
Serial.print(statusPins[i]);
Serial.println(F(" ***"));
#endif

if (!notificationSent)
{
#if defined(NOTIFICATIONS_SERIAL_DEBUGGING)
Serial.println(F("*** open notification handler - sending notification ***"));
#endif

char subject[] = "MyDoorOpener Notification";
char body[] = "A door or device has just been opened.";

#if defined(PUSH_NOTIFICATIONS)
notifyViaPush(subject, body);
#endif

#if defined(SMS_NOTIFICATIONS)
notifyViaSms(subject, body);
#endif

#if defined(SMTP_NOTIFICATIONS)
notifyViaEmail(subject, body);
#endif

notificationSent = true;
}
else
{
#if defined(NOTIFICATIONS_SERIAL_DEBUGGING)
Serial.println(F("*** open notification handler - NOT sending notification ***"));
#endif
}

openDetected = true;
break;
}
}

// if all door/devices are closed, reset notificationSent semaphore so that further notifications
// can be sent. This is done to avoid floading recipient with notifications for a same event occurrence.

if (!openDetected)
{
notificationSent = false;
delay(500);
}
}

#endif

//----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
//----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
void setup()
{
#if defined(MYDOOROPENER_SERIAL_DEBUGGING) || defined(WEBDUINO_SERIAL_DEBUGGING) || defined(SMTP_SERIAL_DEBUGGING) || #defined(PUSH_SERIAL_DEBUGGING) || defined(NOTIFICATIONS_SERIAL_DEBUGGING)
Serial.begin(9600);
#endif

#if defined(MYDOOROPENER_SERIAL_DEBUGGING)
Serial.println(F("*** MyDoorOpener setup begin ***"));
#endif

for (int i = 0; i < sizeof(statusPins); ++i)
configureStatusPin(statusPins[i]);

for (int i = 0; i < sizeof(relayPins); ++i)
{
pinMode(relayPins[i], OUTPUT);
digitalWrite(relayPins[i], LOW);
}

// start web server

myDoorOpenerServer.setup(statusPins, sizeof(statusPins));

#if defined(MYDOOROPENER_SERIAL_DEBUGGING)
Serial.println(F("*** MyDoorOpener setup completed ***"));
#endif
}

//----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
//----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
void loop()
{
myDoorOpenerServer.loop();

#if defined(NOTIFICATIONS_WATCHDOG_MINUTES)
watchDogNotificationsHandler();
#endif

#if defined(NOTIFICATIONS_OPEN)
openNotificationsHandler();
#endif
}
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Re: Relay not clicking when opening on app

Postby support » Sat Oct 03, 2015 9:21 am

The first thing that comes to mind is: have you configured the relay pins on the iPhone app for that device/door to match the one in your .INO file?
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Re: Relay not clicking when opening on app

Postby colby82 » Sat Oct 03, 2015 9:54 am

Hi,
Thanks for the response! Yes I have selected the correct pins in the iOS appbased on what I have setup in the .ino file .

When I press the open button on the app I can see the led's light up, but I just can hear the relay make a noise. I would like to confirm I didn't damage the board, is there a way to get a copy of the sketch that comes preloaded on the xboard that makes the relays fire repeatedly to show they are working? That what I can tell of its the board of the sketch, I think?

Thanks
Colby
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Re: Relay not clicking when opening on app

Postby support » Sat Oct 03, 2015 10:17 am

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Re: Relay not clicking when opening on app

Postby colby82 » Sat Oct 03, 2015 10:54 am

I just tried loading some sample code and I can get the relay to fire using it, so im really not sure what the issue is. Here is a screen shot of the iOs app to show the correct relay pins are selected.
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Re: Relay not clicking when opening on app

Postby colby82 » Sat Oct 03, 2015 11:23 am

I was abel to get the relay pin to fire using the iOs app by removing one of the pins that were defined

here is the old line of code:
uint8_t relayPins[] = { 7, 8 }; // select if using DFRobot XBoard Relay

here is the new:
uint8_t relayPins[] = { 7 }; // select if using DFRobot XBoard Relay

i'm getting a time out error on the iOs app that i wasnt getting before but now i can get the relay to fire!

Babysteps i guess :)
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Re: Relay not clicking when opening on app

Postby support » Tue Oct 27, 2015 8:06 pm

Glad things are working out for you. Thanks for sharing what your solution was ...
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