Espruino Lock

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  • Hi

    I recently had a strange issue with 1v62 - I'd got everything all setup to do some logging, and I left it running overnight. When I came back it had just stopped - USB disconnected, nothing happening.

    I removed hardware and tried to cut back. I added a LED flasher interval - it still crashed after a while. When it crashed, the LED stopped.

    Thoughts - I might have tripped the thermal fuse? I did have quite a lot of stuff hanging off it - but I removed quite a bit and it still crashed.

    Just wondering about possible causes of a complete lock, and maybe ways to debug?

    (Obviously I'll try 1V63 - but I'm also going to add a separate 3.3v regulator and tidy all the wires...)



  • Hmm - if there's a USB disconnect then it'll be a complete crash. It could be some kind of hard fault, but at the moment it's looking pretty stable so it would be worth checking the power supply.

    • Maybe run analogWrite(..., 0.5, {freq:5}) on one of the pins - that will only stop pulsing the pin if the main clock stops or the board resets. If that's the case I'd be really sure it's a hardware issue :)
    • Check the temperature of the fuse. If it's warm you're probably starting to draw too much power.
    • The 3.3v regulator isn't that powerful, 150mA, and I'd try and make sure you leave 40 for Espruino. It would be quite easy to cause problems if you add other stuff - for example even an LCD display's backlight could be drawing 100mA. What did you have attached?
    • You could try adding E.enableWatchdog(10) - that'll self-reset the board if it doesn't return to the main loop for 10 seconds. It's not a proper fix though :)

    For more advanced debugging there's - which would let you see if there's anything wrong in the Espruino software. Honestly it's a lot of effort though so I wouldn't advise it.

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Espruino Lock

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