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  2. Have you checked it on ReeCoupons? I saw it there on a discount deal but I dont know about exact price, they are giving free shipping across the country so you can easily buy it from there.
  3. I have the SmartThings WiFi 3 pack, and it has been rock solid for well over a year. Last week we had power outages and since then the WiFi portion of the system has crapped out. When I reboot the ST system it gets connected to my router and begins broadcasting the internet. Within minutes the internet disappears but the ST (smart home) integrations continue to work. I then connect to my isp’s WiFi and it is still running strong. This first happened last week but I got it back up. Now today we lost power for an hour, and now I can’t get the internet to broadcast via my ST WiFi. Please god help. I’m losing my mind here.
  4. It’s funny to see this post. I normally stopped by daily because I loved the interaction, and it really helped me dig in to learn more. It has been quiet, and that has reduced my frequency to the forum, but I really do love it. And I stopped in tonight because I have run in to a snag that is haunting me with SmartThings. I am going to post about that shortly. @AYL_Brian I would never fault you for doing what you need to do, but I would miss this board. @FrankE started me down a road that allowed me to see smart homes as more than just a fun thing for me. @Larry Underwood took my expectations of possibility and raised them to new levels. And Brian you have helped me stop just buying smart home toys, and instead look at my smart home from a big picture perspective. The products you have helped me become aware of has been great, and the discussion on this forum about them and how we each use them has been incredibly helpful. No matter what I am and will continue to be an AYL guy.
  5. I would definitely miss this forum as I really have followed the scripting section. I have noticed that there are not many people using the scripting information so I have spent more time at the Webcore forum. I will definitely miss Larry Underwood’s posts and advice as his posts and advice has been extremely helpful. I would suggest forum members also try the Smartthings community forum too. If the forum continues I will certainly continue my activity here.
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  7. I too would miss this as it's been nice talking to like minded individuals. But like the others here i too understand if you feel that it's needful to close the forums. Guess I'm just as guilty of not being on the forum as much as i should lately. Been working on understanding my 3D printer in my spare time, but with work and all that's been in short supply of late.
  8. I would miss the forum, but have noticed that's its gotten very quiet I especially would miss David's Alexa findings, Larry's webCoRE/SmartThings tips and Brian W's smarthome tips . Please let me know where you guys will posting your items ------------------------------------------ If anyone wants to follow my postings, I'm writing several articles over here, where they will be giving me a section. I have ten articles in review https://www.techenhancedlife.com/citizen-research/how-set-alexa-calling-loved-one and I still post a lot on my YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBVxf646R95nXLHqVe3GPOw I'm also involved with a disability organization, sharing my solutions with their Innovation Strategy Group https://technologyforliving.org/ @AYL_Brian, Thanks for doing this... I understand it been a financial burden and needs to be closed Frank
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  10. I think that there are several reasons for the lack of activity. 1. It's summer. Most forums experience a severe slowdown this time of year. Things usually pick back up in the fall. Of course that is if the kids ever go back to school. 2. The whole home automation segment is kind of stagnant right now. With covid 19 slowing down both production out of Asia and the sluggish economy and delayed product cycles (example, pixel 4a) things are just kind of boring right now. We are also due for new products from Amazon but those will probably be delayed as well. This whole industry just kind of needs some buzz about a new hot product or 2. 3. This segment is kind of a niche section of the whole tech scene. How many Echo owners actually know or care how much they are capable of or are unwilling to learn. Ultimately Brian, this is your sandbox and it would suck to have to return to the Amazon forums but if it is your time and $ at stake I would certainly understand.
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To program the D1 mini I use a program called Arduino IDE it's free to download here. https://www.arduino.cc/en/main/software I made my own code and that's the code below. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- #include <SPI.h> #include <Wire.h> #include <SoftwareSerial.h> #include <ESP8266WiFi.h> unsigned int raw=0; // Time to sleep (in seconds): int sleepTimeS = 600; const char* ssid = "YourSSID"; const char* password = "YourPassword"; const char* server = "api.thingspeak.com"; const char* api_key = "YourThingSpeakAPIKey"; // Optional - you can define air pressure correction for your altitude #define ALT_CORRECTION 3144 SoftwareSerial mySerial(D6, D5); uint16_t temp1=0; int16_t temp2=0; unsigned char Re_buf[30],counter=0; unsigned char sign=0; int led = 13; int Precent = 0; WiFiClient client; unsigned long prev = millis(); void setup() { Serial.begin(115200); delay(1000); //--------------------------------- Serial.println("Connecting to wifi..."); WiFi.begin(ssid, password); while (WiFi.status() != WL_CONNECTED){ delay(150); if(millis() > 30000) { Serial.println("Could Not Connect to WiFi Sleeping For 10"); ESP.deepSleep(sleepTimeS * 1000000); } } Serial.println("WiFi connected"); Serial.println(WiFi.localIP()); //--------------------------------- // put your setup code here, to run once: mySerial.begin(9600); mySerial.listen(); delay(5000); mySerial.write(0XA5); mySerial.write(0X55); mySerial.write(0X3F); mySerial.write(0X39); delay(100); mySerial.write(0XA5); mySerial.write(0X56); mySerial.write(0X02); mySerial.write(0XFD); Serial.println("Setup complete"); delay(100); } void loop(){ float volt=0.0; pinMode(A0, INPUT); raw = analogRead(A0); volt=raw/1023.0; volt=volt*4.35; Precent=raw/1023.0*100; float Temperature ,Humidity; unsigned char i=0,sum=0; uint32_t Gas; uint32_t Pressure; uint16_t IAQ; int16_t Altitude; uint8_t IAQ_accuracy; //Serial.println("Checking serial..."); while (mySerial.available()) { //Serial.println("mySerial available"); Re_buf[counter]=(unsigned char)mySerial.read(); if(counter==0&&Re_buf[0]!=0x5A) { Serial.println("Sensor not reporting in. Going to sleep for 30 seconds"); sleepTimeS = 30; ESP.deepSleep(sleepTimeS * 1000000); } if(counter==1&&Re_buf[1]!=0x5A) { counter=0; return; }; counter++; if(counter==20) { counter=0; sign=1; } } if(sign) { sign=0; if(Re_buf[0]==0x5A&&Re_buf[1]==0x5A ) { for(i=0;i<19;i++) sum+=Re_buf; if(sum==Re_buf ) { temp2=(Re_buf[4]<<8|Re_buf[5]); Temperature=(float)temp2/100; temp1=(Re_buf[6]<<8|Re_buf[7]); Humidity=(float)temp1/100; Pressure=((uint32_t)Re_buf[8]<<16)|((uint16_t)Re_buf[9]<<8)|Re_buf[10]; float altPressure=(float(Pressure)+ALT_CORRECTION)/100; IAQ_accuracy= (Re_buf[11]&0xf0)>>4; IAQ=((Re_buf[11]&0x0F)<<8)|Re_buf[12]; Gas=((uint32_t)Re_buf[13]<<24)|((uint32_t)Re_buf[14]<<16)|((uint16_t)Re_buf[15]<<8)|Re_buf[16]; Altitude=(Re_buf[17]<<8)|Re_buf[18]; Serial.print("Temperature:"); Serial.print(Temperature * 9 / 5 + 30); Serial.print(" ,Humidity:"); Serial.print(Humidity); Serial.print(" ,Pressure:"); Serial.print(Pressure); Serial.print("|"); Serial.print(altPressure); Serial.print(" ,IAQ:"); Serial.print(IAQ); Serial.print(" ,Gas:"); Serial.print(Gas); Serial.print(" ,Altitude:"); Serial.print(Altitude); Serial.print(" ,Battery:"); Serial.print(Precent); Serial.print(" ,IAQ_accuracy:"); Serial.println(IAQ_accuracy); postData(Temperature,Humidity,volt,altPressure,IAQ,Precent,IAQ_accuracy); if(volt < 3.33) { sleepTimeS = 3600; } //Sleep Serial.println("ESP8266 in sleep mode"); ESP.deepSleep(sleepTimeS * 1000000); } delay(1000); } } } void postData(int temperature, int humidity, float altPressure, int volt, int iaq, int Precent, int iaq_accuracy){ digitalWrite(LED_BUILTIN, HIGH); // Send data to ThingSpeak if (client.connect(server,80)) { Serial.println("Connect to ThingSpeak - OK"); String dataToThingSpeak = ""; dataToThingSpeak+="GET /update?api_key="; dataToThingSpeak+=api_key; dataToThingSpeak+="&field1="; dataToThingSpeak+=String(temperature * 9 / 5 + 32); dataToThingSpeak+="&field2="; dataToThingSpeak+=String(humidity); dataToThingSpeak+="&field3="; dataToThingSpeak+=String(altPressure); dataToThingSpeak+="&field4="; dataToThingSpeak+=String(iaq); dataToThingSpeak+="&field5="; dataToThingSpeak+=String(Precent); dataToThingSpeak+="&field6="; dataToThingSpeak+=String(iaq_accuracy); dataToThingSpeak+="&field7="; dataToThingSpeak+=String(volt); dataToThingSpeak+=" HTTP/1.1\r\nHost: a.c.d\r\nConnection: close\r\n\r\n"; dataToThingSpeak+=""; client.print(dataToThingSpeak); int timeout = millis() + 5000; while (client.available() == 0) { if (timeout - millis() < 0) { Serial.println("Error: Client Timeout Going to Sleep for 30 seconds!"); client.stop(); sleepTimeS = 30; ESP.deepSleep(sleepTimeS * 1000000); return; } } } while(client.available()){ String line = client.readStringUntil('\r'); //Serial.print(line); } digitalWrite(LED_BUILTIN, HIGH); } ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Just copy ever thing between the dotted lines into arduino IDE change the SSID and Password and Thingspeak IDE keys. If you have any more questions just let me know. their is a learning curve to get this working but once you do a lot of normally expensive devices become very cheap to make for yourself.
  12. Hey Automaters, I had really hoped that this would be a place we could gather and do a lot of great things with, but I think the fact of the matter is that over time I haven't been able to spend the right time and that has left this a quiet place. I can't personally drive engagement here, and while I can send a few people over here and there, it's just hard to break people out of using Social Media these days. As a result, I'm considering closing the forums. Are there any massive objections or ideas here, or is this something that's OK to let go?
  13. Would you please provide more info about soft?
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  15. You might try the switchbot hub https://www.switch-bot.com/hub-plus the hub plus comes with 2 bots and is google supported. Amazon has them in stock https://www.amazon.com/SwitchBot-Infrared-Conditioner-Entertainment-Compatible/dp/B07DL6M8PZ/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=switchbot+hub&qid=1596399552&sr=8-4
  16. Thought of one more thing. I’m assuming she’s tried power cycling the watch?
  17. Yes, I am running the classic SmartThings app on my watch. We have three August locks. One is z-wave and has always been glitchy with ST, but luckily works directly with HomeKit so it’s not a concern. The other two use the August WiFi Connect bridge. I tried those on my watch and works. Have you tried the Yonomi app? There’s a watch app too. That is my goto app for anything supported which includes your Schlage. It’s nails...super reliable. Works great with Siri too. August has a watch app, but it has been slow and unreliable for me as well. So I use Yonomi and of course the Apple Home app also on the watch. I expose my SmartThings devices to HomeKit through Homebridge installed with HOOBS on a Raspberry Pi managed from my iPhone with the Homemanager app. You could set up everything for your wife that way. The Plugin dev, tonesto7, has an ST smart app. It is all super fast. I absolutely love it. But if you want a quick solution maybe try Yonomi? I’ll attach some screenshots. Please don’t judge me for the amount of ways video games can be played at my house. Since we’ve been pandemic homeschooling, I’ve added IoT to the curriculum lol. You can always reach out to ST support, but I’ll tell you they are not really focused on that watch app at all so it could be a dead end. Good luck and post back if you have any questions!
  18. We have the Schlage Connect zwave deadbolt. Are you running the classic smartthings app on your watch? I'd love to figure this out.
  19. Hi! I use my Apple Watch to unlock our doors as well. Which lock are you using?
  20. Hello Automaters! I'm looking for a technology recommendation for a smart home device that can be controlled by the Google Assistant that allows for pushing a button to initiate an action. Specifically, I have an automated window drapery that has a manual override button, and I'd like to get a technology that could 'push' the button to initiate the action of opening or closing the drapery. I'd like for that technology to be compatible with the Google Assistant and Google Home. Thanks in advance for your recommendations!
  21. So my wife uses her Apple Watch and the SmartThings classic app to unlock our front door. I did some research and it appears the Apple Watch can’t run the new SmartThings app. So everything was working great until around a week ago when she attempts to unlock or lock the door from the Watch it just spins and spins like it’s trying but ultimately fails. Any suggestions on how to fix this issue?
  22. Sam

    Aeotec multisensor 6

    Ok thanks I'll have a play with webcore.
  23. I have an update from the Google Disability Group, which handles support for Action Blocks It turns out that although its OK to have the word "routine" in the name of the Google Home Routine when invoking it from Google Assistant, that is not the case when invoking it from Action Blocks. At their suggestion, I removed the word "routine" and it worked. Google has been very response and I believe its because I'm working with this disability group https://technologyforliving.org/
  24. Stukes

    Aeotec multisensor 6

    Yes, since I don't have an Aeotec, maybe just try writing a piston with a time element. try the IF time every x amount of minutes or seconds, see if you can get a then action that uses a poll or refresh. Hope that works
  25. Sam

    Aeotec multisensor 6

    Ok thanks. I assume there is an action to start a poll or refresh? Thanks, I'll have a look around webcore. Sam
  26. Stukes

    Aeotec multisensor 6

    If you use webcore you may try writing a piston that makes the sensor refresh more often.
  27. There is a device handler available called Purple Air Quality station that is available from the Smartthings forum. Once you download the device handler you are able to create a Air Quality device. Once you create the device, you need to go to the website of Purple air and locate the closest Purple Air station to you on their map. Click on the station closest to you and then hover over the "Get this widget" area and look inside the bubble that appears for the station. You should see a 4 - 5 digit number near the beginning of the information. Write that down or memorize it. Now go back to your newly created air quality device in your smartthings IDE and click on your air quality device. Scroll down to the area called Preferences, and click on edit. You will then see the following: PurpleAir Station ID - Enter the desired PurpleAir Station ID: This is where you will type in the four - five digit number from the purple air station closest to you, then press Save. You should then be getting data in your device, check your Smartthings app to see if it has been populated. If you use webcore and Actiontiles, you can write a piston to convert the Air quality index to a simulated temperature sensor device in your Samsung IDE, and then include Air quality as a Actiontile tile.
  28. A SmartThings virtual device type handler (DTH) for retrieving pollen index data from is available from the Smartthings Community forum. It entails downloading a device handler and smart App from Github. Once you have downloaded both, you are able to create a Pollen Virtual Sensor device in Smartthings. For those of us that have allergies, it is a nice set of data to look at on your Smartthings device list, or dashboard. Also, if you have Actiontiles, and want to include the Pollen count device, it does not directly load into Actiontiles, BUT, If you use Webcore, you can create a piston to change the Pollen Count index to a virtual illuminance sensor in Smartthings. Once you have the conversion piston running (which grabs the Pollen Count device index attribute and converts it to a illuminance in your virtual device), the Pollen to virtual illuminance sensor will be available to Actiontiles. Once you load the new pollen device into Actiontiles, there is a new ability in Actiontiles to not include units, so that instead of a Pollen Count displaying with a lux text, the tile will simply only have a number.
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