- Thu Nov 12, 2020 1:24 am
I'm using a bare eps8266 (running esphome). It's being powered by a USB wall charger at the moment. I have a RCWL-0516 microwave radar module attached to use for motion detection. It seems when the RCWL-0516 is the only thing connected to the chip, it functions properly (shows motion when it should and doesn't when it shouldn't). However, when I connect addressable LEDs (ws2812b) to the chip as well, the RCWL-0516 basically stops functioning. It will have small windows of time where it might work for a few seconds. But it pretty much always shows motion detected even when there isn't any.
Ultimately what I'm trying to accomplish is a nightlight for my daughter that turns on when it detects motion. So I'm trying to use the RCWL-0516 to detect movement, then turn on the LEDs. As mentioned, the motion detection seems to work fine as far as I can tell when the RCWL-0516 is the only thing connected to the esp8266 chip. Then when I attach the LEDs, it becomes completely unreliable.
Anyone have any suggestions or tips that I can try to get this working?