Power cycle LoPy from outside (Linux machine)

  • Hi!

    Apology if this was discussed before. I am wondering if it is possible to power cycle a LoPy/FiPy devices from a connected machine (Linux machine)?

  • @mraj By hardware or by software?
    By Software: if you have a communication defined, you can define a command which leads the Lopy to do execute machine.reset().
    By Hardware: You need extra hardware, which depending on what you need either toggle the reset pin or power off/on the device. A separate small micro could do that, maybe even the PIC which now resides on the various expansion/ensor boards.

    There a subtle (unintended I guess) differences between machine.reset(), pulling the reset pin and power cycling the device.

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