Category Archives: AS3935

AS3935 “Striker” software update

I was notified my Striker code on GitHub had a defect (bug). The contributor posted a patch that I have implemented.  You can find the updated code at www.github.com/skyesweeney/striker

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Lightning detector update (AS3935)

In a previous comment, I was informed that I had a bug in the software I posted on GitHub. Seems that I forgot to implement the 2 millisecond delay before reading the interrupt service register. Not sure what happened as … Continue reading

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Not feeling the love

It is 12:30 at night and I was woken up by a thunderstorm raging outside. Heard the rain, saw the flashes, and heard the thunder. Went downstairs to look at the output of the AS3935 based lighting detector.  Dang thing … Continue reading

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AS3935 code is on GitHub

I took my first jump into GitHub as a contributor. I put my current AS3935 based application called “Striker” into the repository. You can find it here: https://github.com/SkyeSweeney/Striker This should now get me off the hook for several of you … Continue reading

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Bug on AS3935

After three weeks of banging my head against a brick wall, I confirmed last night that the AS3935 has an issue with the I2C interface. There is an issue with the chip that prevents reading register zero without violating the … Continue reading

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AS3935 and register zero

The more I bang my head against this chip, the more I am certain there are ‘issues’ with it. I can now read and write every register with amazing repeatability except register zero. This register refuses to be read or … Continue reading

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AS3935 lightning detector update

I was having problems with reliable communications with the lightning detector chip over the I2C bus. Sometimes I would read a register and it would not be at all what I was expecting. The situation was during calibration when I … Continue reading

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AS3935 details

After a very frustrating weekend, I am pretty confident I have the worst of the integration problems behind me. The Embedded Adventures board is a very nice board but did take the choice of SPI or I2C out of my … Continue reading

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First impressions of the AS3935 lightning detector

After ordering the break out board from Embedded Adventures in the UK, I got a nice email indicating that they would ship to me via stock held in the USA. The email also included some sample code for a PIC.

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