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DS18B20 — 2 HEX code temp probe reading — ERROR November 9, 2011

Posted by rik94566 in 1-wire, aquaponic automation, aquaponics, arduino, CEA, Controlled Environment Agriculture, DIY aquaponics, DS18B20, HEX code, indoor aquaponics, One-wire, probe index, sensor, Stainless Steel Temp Probe, Temperature Probe.
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Well here is my sketch that I adapted to my DS18B20 probes.  I set the sketch up to read probes 010 & 011.  I only did two probes so I could test out the sketch and make sure it was working correctly.


//Changed sketch to handle individual temperature probes for testing out software and hub
//each probe is plugged into a wiring harness using either a 4.7K or 2.2K resistor configuration.
//will use this to test power soruce and resistor needed to read 5 temp probes.
// Rik Kretzinger
//    11/04/2011

#include <OneWire.h>
#include <DallasTemperature.h>

// Data wire is plugged into pin 8 on the Arduino
#define ONE_WIRE_BUS 8

// Setup a oneWire instance to communicate with any OneWire devices
OneWire oneWire(ONE_WIRE_BUS);

// Pass our oneWire reference to Dallas Temperature.
DallasTemperature sensors(&oneWire);

// Assign the addresses of your 1-Wire temp sensors.
// See the tutorial on how to obtain these addresses:
// http://www.hacktronics.com/Tutorials/arduino-1-wire-address-finder.html

DeviceAddress Probe010 = { 0x28, 0xD4, 0x81, 0x31, 0x03, 0x00, 0x00, 0x23 };
DeviceAddress Probe011 = { 0x28, 0x4F, 0x6B, 0x31, 0x03, 0x00, 0x00, 0xF2 };

void setup(void)
// start serial port
// Start up the library
// set the resolution to 10 bit (good enough?)

sensors.setResolution(Probe010, 10);
sensors.setResolution(Probe011, 10);

void printTemperature(DeviceAddress deviceAddress)
float tempC = sensors.getTempC(deviceAddress);
if (tempC == -127.00) {
Serial.print(“Error getting temperature”);
} else {
Serial.print(“C: “);
Serial.print(” F: “);

void loop(void)
Serial.print(“Getting temperatures…\n\r”);

Serial.print(“Probe 010 temperature is: “);
Serial.print(“Probe 011 temperature is: “);


HERE ARE THE RESULTS:  (error occurred)


good news is that the “ERROR CAPTURE” in the sketch is working

Here is the problem:

Moral of the story —  make sure you check everything 2 or 3 times.    HEX code will more than likely where your problem maybe.  Also test your connections as they will give you the same error result.



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2. terry king - November 10, 2011

Rik, the really important thing is that you took the time to consider errors in your code. Unfortunately much of the arduino code people show does not consider possible errors.

At IBM we put a lot of effort in code “walkthoughs” where we all tried to figure out what errors could occur and document the error checking. Then testing had to cause every error to occur to prove the error-checking worked.Semiconductor process equipment can be dangerous.

My group had a meeting about software reliability with the guys who wrote the code for the 1969 Moon landing. You may recall that some errors occurred during the critical landing phase. Houston understood the error codes, decided it was not critical, and said “GO”. Much later it was discovered that the rendezvous radar had been left on my mistake. Just one switch in the wrong position. Used too much CPU time in the little 32K machine and a few sensor readings were lost.

In your case these are not trivial things where some little robot may run into the wall.

FISH may die!

Regards, Terry King …On the Mediterranean in Italy

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