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Garage Door: Transmit a hex code on the TX pin of ESP-01

Hi,

Project: I have this Chinese 12V dual relay widget with an ESP-01 module strapped onto it. As it arrived, it had some pre-loaded code that only worked with Android (which I don’t have) so I’d like to use it with Blynk.

Link to widget: 12V WiFi Relay Module although this page has a lot more info: Single relay module

Now, I’ve got Blynk installed on the ESP-01, along with the virtual terminal and I can do the Marco-Polo thing. What I want to do now and just can’t find anything here in the forums is basically have a button for Open which sends two hex commands down the TX pin to the microcontroller on the relay board and another button that says Close that does the same but with the other hex commands. I want this to close the switch on my garage door controller that triggers the open cycle and the same for the circuit that closes it.

So I guess the first question is if this is possible with the ESP-01? Second is how do I code Blynk to send the relay control commands?

Relay control command(must be hex format):
Open the first relay: A0 01 01 A2
Close the first Relay: A0 01 00 A1
Open the second relay: A0 02 01 A3
Close the second Relay:A0 02 00 A2

Thanks in advance

I’ve seen quite a few topics about modules (save the word ‘Widget’ for when you’re talking about Blynk app widgets, or it gets confusing) that I think are virtually identical to yours.

A quick search came up with this:

And this:

At which point I gave up searching…

Pete.

You’re a star, thanks Pete - wrong search terms and you’ll never find what you’re looking for! much appreciated

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No problem.
According to the stats I’ve somehow managed to spend a total of 16 days of my life reading over 36,000 posts on the forum, so it’s easier to know what’s out there and what sort of search terms are likely to return the desired results :grinning:

Pete.

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For posterity then, here is the working code for the 2 channel version:

#include <ESP8266WiFi.h>
#include <BlynkSimpleEsp8266.h>

const byte rel1ON[] = {0xA0, 0x01, 0x01, 0xA2};  //Hex command to send to serial for open relay
const byte rel1OFF[] = {0xA0, 0x01, 0x00, 0xA1}; //Hex command to send to serial for close relay
const byte rel2ON[] = {0xA0, 0x02, 0x01, 0xA3};  //Hex command to send to serial for open relay
const byte rel2OFF[] = {0xA0, 0x02, 0x00, 0xA2}; //Hex command to send to serial for close relay

// You should get Auth Token in the Blynk App.
// Go to the Project Settings (nut icon).
char auth[] = "yyyy";

// Your WiFi credentials.
char ssid[] = "yyyy";
char pass[] = "yyyy";

BLYNK_WRITE(V1)
{
  int pinValue = param.asInt();
  if (pinValue == 1) {
    Serial.write(rel1ON, sizeof(rel1ON));
  } else {
    Serial.write(rel1OFF, sizeof(rel1OFF));
  }
}

BLYNK_WRITE(V2)
{
    int pinValue = param.asInt();
  if (pinValue == 1) {
    Serial.write(rel2ON, sizeof(rel2ON));
  } else {
    Serial.write(rel2OFF, sizeof(rel2OFF));
  }
}

void setup() {
  Serial.begin(115200);
  Blynk.begin(auth, ssid, pass);
  //Blynk.begin(auth, ssid, pass, "blynk-cloud.com", 80);
}

void loop() {
  Blynk.run();
}

Blynk App set up with two buttons, in my case both set to Push, one on V1, the other on V2

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That was quick!
Good of you to come back and post this update, it makes life easier for others in future.

Pete.