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    They may be of some use in setting up your parents https://www.techenhancedlife.com/articles/making-tv-useful-my-94-yr-old-aunt https://www.techenhancedlife.com/citizen-research/how-set-amazon-fire-tv-cube
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    HI all I am using smarthings hub v2 with webcore for sump pumps with changes come I am looking at hubitat can I use both hubs together? thanks beau
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    You know what though...when you guys write things like this, I'm willing to keep it open. It's not a huge financial burden, I just did notice the drop off and thought...maybe there's no worth. 5 people is a lot to build something out of. Let's keep going then?
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    Sent them back a e-mail telling them that removing a feature without first replacing it is NOT an upgrade but a downgrade. I for one am not a happy camper with this and told them so in no uncertain terms in the e-mail i sent them. I believe they will soon be removing webcore as it also is groovy based. And the new webcore they hasve so far is NO WHERE NEAR as feature rich as the current one is. As a matter of fact in my option it never will or can be because of how it works. Just my option but i have been doing this for a long time. I will be looking for a better solution for smartthings unless they reverse this trend of dropping features without first replacing them.
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    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.
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    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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    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!
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    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/
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    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.
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    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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    I'd like to see it play the videos! 🙂
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    This is really great Larry! I like that little boat actually too. And thank you for keeping me in mind!
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    I bought a 3D printer to be able to print cases for my projects Here is picture of my first 3D printed test object. And @AYL_Brian Haven't forgotten that you liked my LED coasters so am printing the first case of one of them for you now. It had just started printing the top and bottom of the case when I took this photo. And this is what the entire machine looks like. Just thought i'd share with everyone
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    I ran into a problem where an elderly lady had only a smartphone and and cable TV, but no Wi-Fi and Internet. Well, of course, she has Internet through her phone, but I couldn't think of a way that I could use a SmartThings hub What she wanted was physical buttons to help her locate things such as her smartphone and TV remote as she was constantly misplacing them The phone locator was easy to implement as that was a standard feature of Flic buttons using only Bluetooth I then used the Flic button's feature of TTS to speak a command to Google Assistant to ask Tile to find the TV remote... I always wanted my TV to help me find the remote. Shouldn't that be built in? https://youtu.be/lUY3_ME4i2Y
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    I'm still not sure how this is going to work but Sylvania has announced that it is terminating all cloud support for its products early summer 2021. I think my lights will still work connected to an echo plus hub but I'm not sure about contact and motion sensors.
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    For a sensor that has it all including being compatible with smartthings and has a Lux sensor try this one https://www.amazon.com/Aeotec-Multisensor-Temperature-Humidity-Vibration/dp/B0773FWJ2Y/ref=sr_1_8?dchild=1&keywords=6+in+1+sensor&qid=1594732439&sr=8-8 Not cheap but very good sensor As far as RGBW i like Sylvania myself https://www.amazon.com/s?k=SYLVANIA+SMART%2B&ref=nb_sb_noss And welcome to the board
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    I have a sonoff device that i bought a while back (just to see if it worked like i wanted it to) and in order to get it to work with smartthings i created a virtual smartthings device and set it up in IFTTT so when the virtual device turned on/off so would the sonoff. Apart from being somewhat slow seemed to work OK. A few days ago it stopped working. So went into my IFTTT account found the applet and it wanted me to re-log into ewelink (sonoffs app) and when i tried to log back into ewelink it popped up a webpage that said if i wanted ewelink to work with IFTTT that i would have to upgrade to there premium package and pay 9.99 a mouth for something i was using for free. Well luckily i only have one sonoff device and its going in the trash. Just thought I'd share with everyone.
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    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?
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    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.
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    Problem I had with that was as soon as alexa launched waze maps, waze became the front and center display on my phone and the app would no longer hear me hands free.



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