Really hoping someone can help me! And do so in a gentle way…
I’ve been trying to get to grips with ESPHome and the NSPanel for a few weeks now and nothing has been working the way it is portrayed in the guides on Youtube. Now I am certain the issues lay with me and my lack of understanding, but I really don’t know where I am going wrong.
Until this morning, my issue was that the tft upload service call woudn’t work. Seems that running HA on a docker complicates this part in a way I can’t fathom. It just wasn’t accessing the file, and without the file editor add-on, I had no way to upload. Did some linux-ing to put the tft where I thought was right… no luck.
But that aside, I now can’t get comms with the NSPanel.
From https://web.esphome.io/ and having a serial connection, I can flash the device. I can send .bin files that are already configured or I can “Prepare for Adoption” (what ever that means?). The Logs show nothing whilst connected.
I have no way of accessing the “Compile” part of the process, and no way of access the Secrets file.
I now have a blank screen and seemingly no way to recover it.
However, when powered with 5v (rather than 3v3 for programming) HA does detect the NSPanel and report button presses etc.
I’m so confused with this all now and just want to get the NSPanel back working again.
And also, if anyone has a step by step guide on flashing the NSPanel FROM A NON-SUPERVISED HA INSTALLATION I will make you cookies!