After hearing about yesterday’s sonic boom in the DC area (my neck of the woods), I was excited to run to my Shake and Boom to see what was captured. As luck would have it, I discovered my device went offline for nearly 4 hrs. during that time, failing to capture the event. . Rebooting restored it and data is once again flowing.
While infrequent, this has happened several times now, which is quite frustrating. I’m not aware of any ISP interruptions, as I was watching streaming movies on another device the entire time. A quick search of this forum resulted in a few (dated) references about implementing a cron job or watchdog timer. The most recent reference I could find was from 2021 that referenced a defwg.wordpress article from 2017 for a generic RPi implementation, along with several caveats. The upshot of that paper was to play around with different settings, in other words, YMMV.
Despite the dated reference, it this still the current, most elegant solution to consider? Should the good RS folks consider implementing an ready-out-of-box way to automate detection and reboot the sensor to such “no notice and no alerting there’s a problem” sudden connectivity interruptions?