Orange Pi PC

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Orange Pi PC

Post by Henrietta » 09 Nov 2015 13:58

I've tried using raZberry with Orange Pi PC, another raspberry-like board.

Stuff works fine, but I have noticed a drop in radio range. Places where raspberry+razberry would reach my devices are no longer reachable in orange+razberry setup.

I tried to elliminate as many variables as I could, but I'm still at loss.

Any ideas why it could be so?

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Re: Orange Pi PC

Post by PoltoS » 15 Nov 2015 02:29

Could you paste a photo? If there is a lot of ground behind RaZberry, it can harm RF range.

May be solder an SMA on RaZberry ;)

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Re: Orange Pi PC

Post by mccaffm » 02 Mar 2016 11:49

@Henrietta - love to know hoe u got this working, i cant even get the board recognized. :(

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Re: Orange Pi PC

Post by N4IRS » 02 Jan 2020 03:58

I know this is a old thread but maybe someone is still interested in running on a Orange Pi PC.
I started with a current Armbian Buster image that I burned to a SD card. I used the image without a GUI since I will be running the controller from a remote web browser.

Burn Armbian Buster image to SD card
Boot Orange Pi PC
login as root with a password of 1234 either from the console or via ssh
set new root password
add normal user

apt-get update
apt-get upgrade -y


Login as root
set the timezone and hostname with the armbian-config utility
Setup ttyS3 (GPIO pins 8 and 10)
system -> hardware -> UART3 -> save

Now let's add the programs z-way will need to install and run
cd /tmp
apt-get install python-minimal -y
apt-get install python-lxml -y
wget ... _armhf.deb
dpkg -i libssl1.0.2_1.0.2u-1~deb9u1_armhf.deb

I prefer to output the install script to a file so I can run it again if need be.
wget -q -O - >
chmod +x

Login to the web UI
got to menu -> apps -> Z-Wave Network Access -> Serial port to Z-Wave dongle
set the port to /dev/ttyS3

At this point reboot and after the system starts, you should be all set to go.

I hope this helps someone get the system running on a Orange Pi PC. I am quite new to Z-Way and home automation in general but I do know my way around Linux.

Steve N4IRS

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