Does anybody have any experience with ESP-NOW? Especially using it with FastLED?

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(dalemorris164) #1

Does anybody have any experience with ESP-NOW? Especially using it with FastLED?

I hear it’s a low bandwidth protocol that can achieve 3x the distance of wifi. I’m looking into using this to create a control sync signal that can synchronise several ‘separate’ builds into one.

We have been approached to make some Christmas decorations that will be mounted to several lampposts in the high street and would like some of them to be in sync ‘as one unit’

Just before I delve into it too deep (time is against me here) I want to call on the experience of others.

Don’t know wether to go down this route, or keep it simpler and just go for a simple OTA update approach so if anything goes wrong I can still connect and change settings. The other option is @Jason_Coon 's approach of the fantastic webserver, so I can log in and change patterns / variables on the fly. I don’t want to have to hire the cherry-picker / lift more than once for this :confused:

Appreciate and help towards this but do appreciate it is a “niche within a niche” so I’m probably clutching at straws…any help or guidance in either direction is very much welcome.

Thank you

(Jeremy Spencer) #2

https://plus.google.com/communities/109127054924227823508/s/ESP-NOW-TX-RX

(Jeremy Spencer) #3

You should also be able to use @Jason_Coon 's webserver in AP mode with ESP-NOW as long as AP Mode and ESP-NOW are on the same channel.

(dalemorris164) #4

@Jeremy_Spencer thanks for the advice! Will have a look into it…