Hey there fellow automotrons! – Have a weird issue in the last week, that Ive only been able to find one other obscure reference to. The sensor triggers when it clearly should not.
Originally I had the sensor set up as a contact open/close for a garage door. It worked flawlessly for a year. Then last week it would alert open/close with no disconnect. Im using a nickel size neodymium magnet, less than a half inch apart. I thought maybe the distance was too far but bringing it closer same result.
Could it be heat related? Thats the only variable that seems outside my control that could have changed?
I then converted it to garage mode, and created a piston based on the z-axis changing tracking current state with a virtual contact sensor (attached). Things were good for a few days, but then it triggered. When it triggers, it goes to about -942 on the Z-axis, which is odd because all my tests, that was a significant angle, which the door wouldnt sway to with wind/shake.
I havent used the full garage mode as the open/close test as it unfortunately needs to be vertical/horizontal to record, and I want a bit quicker feedback on it opening – but maybe that is where I will need to go to, as then its a very large tolerance.
Anyway, have others experienced these false positives? Ideas? thinking about swapping the sensor out and see if this one has just end-of-life’d (which sucks as it is just at about a year old).