My setup is: "Raspberry Pi Zero W" + "MCP3008" + "AD8232" (https://learn.sparkfun.com/tutorials/ad8232-heart-rate-monitor-hookup-guide/all).

A few days ago I was able to read ECG signal and print it on the monitor in python. But now when I connect electrodes to ad8232 it doesn't even detect my pulse (its diode isn't pulsing". Ad8232 still works perfectly fine with Arduino Uno.
I tested it also with my second raspberry pi zero w (same sd card) and it also doesn't work.

Could it be the fault of me putting this:


in my /boot/config.txt file?


I found a problem. It was noise from the grid. When I powered raspberry pi from laptop the sensor started working again. It's weird because earlier sensor was working even when I was powering it from the electrical grid.

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    Yes, grid noise often cause problems. So I sometimes use 18650 rechargeable battery power banks for testing. See Points 2, 3 of my answer to the following question. (1) raspberrypi.stackexchange.com/questions/96482/…. Cheers. – tlfong01 Jan 17 '20 at 1:41
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