I just noticed it on power dock the omega LED blinks 10 times and then becomes stable. Is this some kind of signal for something wrong?
Posts made by Shamyl Mansoor
Power Dock Issues
I recently received my power dock. My omega has been working fine on my mini-dock and still works great, but whenever I plug it in my power dock, its wifi doesn't show up. It seems it boots up ok as the led binks and then gets stable, but I don't see its Wifi. When I plug it back in to the mini-dock its WiFi shows up and I can easily connect to it. I thought the power dock may require more amps so I plugged it into a standard mobile phone charger. Still can't see the Omega's wifi.
Am I doing something wrong here. I updated the firmware to the latest version by connecting it through the mini-dock.
P.S (I tried searching for the already resolved issues, couldn't find any solution, so posting here).
RE: Oled Screen
@Sawyer-McBride Yup you're right. I am also waiting for the battery dock! My idea was if there is some document for the pin layout of the OLED screen then I could use a breadboard for the OLED to Omega connections. I'm assuming it would use I2C. However I haven't been able to find any pinout diagram for the OLED expansion.
Sending an email using CLI and Python
I received my Onion Omega today and being a weekend wanted to start off with something simple. I've programmed in python before and while browsing the FAQ and eventually the OpenWRT pages about installing python I saw the python-email library. So I decided to write a python script to send an email from the Onion Omega to my Gmail address. The idea being that once I connect some hardware like a switch or my home door bell to the Onion, it can email me if there is a new activity.
The first thing I searched for was how to send email using the CLI. I found this useful link (http://wiki.openwrt.org/doc/howto/smtp.client) and decided to use mailsend to try and send an email. Here are the steps that I followed:
Step 1: Install mailsend
opkg –install mailsend
Step 2: Use mailsend to send an email to my account. I had to experiment with different options but eventually the following worked
mailsend -to email@example.com -from firstname.lastname@example.org -ssl -port 465 -auth-login -smtp host236.hostmonster.com -sub test +cc +bc -v -user email@example.com -pass “yourpassword” -M "Your message here"
Somehow I’m unable to send an email from my Gmail account so I used another host that my company uses.
Sending emails via Python Script
Step 1: Install Python (http://wiki.openwrt.org/doc/software/python)
Install python on Onion. I tried installing python-email only but the library had dependencies to many other libraries and after fixing those dependencies, I still had more dependencies. So I decided to install complete python instead of python-light
opkg –install python
Step 2: Write the script to send an email
sender = ' firstname.lastname@example.org '
toaddrs = “email@example.com '
This is a test e-mail message.
password = 'yourpasswordhere'
#The actual mail send
server = smtplib.SMTP_SSL('Your SMTP server address here :465') #(‘Host:Port’)
server.sendmail(sender, toaddrs, message)
Another example to send email using SSL via python