Deep Sleep Shield Update
Hi Pycom Community!
A quick update to let you know, we're expecting to receive the Deep Sleep Shields early this week and will have them shipped out to you shortly afterward!
The Deep Sleep feature will work in a very similar manner to how the Pytrack and Pysense initiate their deep sleep modes; you'll need to use a MicroPython library specifically for the Deep Sleep Shield (https://github.com/pycom/pycom-libraries/tree/master/deepsleep). Please note, that as with all of our libraries, this library is subject to change for new features/updates in the future, so check back for updates!
Thanks for your patience, we can't wait to see what you get up to with your devices! Share your projects with us on the Forum, Twitter, Hackster or drop us an email!
All the best,
The Pycom Team
Got my shield last week, thank you!
It's needed because the deepsleep current was high on the LoPy (the L01 OEM module is fine): https://forum.pycom.io/topic/1022/root-causes-of-high-deep-sleep-current/1
What is the purpose of this deepsleep shield? Is it required for LOPY and LOPY OEM?
@dClaus Ahh ok yep - I'll get this changed! Thanks for the advice!
@bucknall Thanks for the pictures.
The deep sleep shield picture in the documentation must by like this, with the little 6 pin component on top center and the 2 twins components (3 pins) at bottom right !
Can you change the documentation picture ?
Thanks for all the documentation readers.
@dClaus I'm a little unsure of what you are asking but here's an image of how a SiPy and Deep Sleep Shield should be aligned.
@bucknall When I am looking at the components on the "Deep Sleep Shield" in the documentation and on my shield, i will say that the white triangle is near the P13 pin. In the documentation i also read align the white triangle on the Shield with the LED of the Pycom Device, that means that the white triangle must be near the reset pin. There must be an error in the picture (180 degrees rotation) or an error in the explanation.
The white triangle near the reset pin from the Pycom Devises (also near the led), is this not the correcte response ?
From what was shared at the Eindhoven hackaton the FiPy doesn't have that issue, I guess that's the one coming soonest (maybe within the next month or do going by the KS updates)
May i ask if there is a plan for new developement boards e.g. Wipy3 that do not need deep sleep Shield?
I know that OEM modules are not affected - but many times "dev" boards are really usefull for final things and in many scenarios are used without any custom board.
The shields arrived Friday here in Germany!
Many thanks for them since i can now start with the battery powered devices!
@dClaus The triangle should align with the LED on your Pycom Device - I'll update the docs with pictures to reflect this!
Can you confirm me that the correcte monting of the "Deep Sleep Shield" is with A and B letters at the power and GND side and the white triangle near the reset pin ?
@ssmith You can find the schematic on the docs - https://docs.pycom.io/chapter/datasheets/downloads/deepsleep-schematic.pdf
We'll be posting a pinout document (which is more clear) soon!
Could you publish a list of pins used by this shield? I use several GPIO pins in my design and would appreciate a reference doc to know if there are any conflicts.