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[Solved / Archived] Witty Pi 4 - how to use voltage reading

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(@dididi)
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Hi, I'm working with a Witty Pi 4 and Raspberry Pi 4 Model B. I'm new to working with microcontrollers and Pi's, so please excuse any weird terminology.

I'm wondering how I can access the voltage reading from the Witty Pi in live time and say, print it to a Node.js server. Is this possible? Please help<3

 
Posted : 10/04/2024 10:10 pm
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The input voltage is stored in two I2C registers with index 1 and 2. This information can be found in the list on page 38 in the user manual.

Witty Pi 4 emulates one I2C device and connects it to Raspberry Pi's I2C bus #1. The I2C device has address 0x08.

If you read out the value of I2C register #1 and #2, you can caculate the input voltage. For example, assume register #1 has value 0x09 (9) and register #2 has value 0x19 (25), then the input voltage is 9+25/100=9.25V

In the utilities.sh file, you can find the get_input_voltage() function, which gets the input value in this way. You can take it as an example: https://github.com/uugear/Witty-Pi-4/blob/main/Software/wittypi/utilities.sh#L526-L531

 

 
Posted : 11/04/2024 10:28 am
(@dididi)
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@admin thank you so much! this worked perfectly for my uses 🙂

 
Posted : 14/04/2024 5:21 am
(@mmoollllee)
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Here's a full example too: https://gist.github.com/mmoollllee/46aa20417576cd3eebb4d3fba16bc4e0

 
Posted : 20/04/2024 10:36 am
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