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  1. OK have completely revamped my controller for the Individually Addressable light strips. Have made a big change as far as the way it looks and functions. Here are pictures of the finished product. As you can see a big difference in the way it looks. But also added a logic level shiftier that allows the controller to be 100 or more feet away from the light strip.Until this version the controller had to be within a few feet of the light strip. This allows the controller to remain in the house instead of having to be mounted outside next to the strip if using outside. If anyone is interested in doing this project for themselves let me know and i can leave links to the parts you will need. Let me know what everyone thinks of the changes.
  2. hummm no sellers that can deliver to my area? I live in the US. Interesting
  3. Pigweed??? Really? 🐷 🌱
  4. No, they are being very closed mouth about it at this time. I'm just going to wait and see what they come up with.
  5. Ok I think this will be my final version of my light strip controller. I have improved it a lot so hope everyone likes this new version. Picture is below. I used a small breadboard that the ESP8266 Node MCU controller board plugs into. Then used some breadboard jumper wires to connect the board to power and the light strip. Here is the parts on amazon that i used if anyone wants to do this project. I can give tips as to what pins i used on the board, firmware i used, etc. Here's the parts list and links. Breadboards -- https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01KKE602W/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Breadboard Jumper Wires -- https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01GXMLBD8/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Wire clips for wire management -- https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07XCXKLY3/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 DC Power Socket Connectors -- https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07S5ZLFDG/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o05_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Electronic Project Boxes -- https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07JMRM55V/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 ESP8266 NodeMCU Boards -- https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07HF44GBT/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 JST SM Male Female Plug LED Connector Cable -- https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B071H5XCN5/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Also if your going to use this outdoors i would use the following cable instead of the JST SM cable Waterproof IP65 led connctor for Strip Light Male Female pigtails -- https://www.amazon.com/BTF-LIGHTING-Plastics-Waterproof-connctor-Applicable/dp/B01LCV8LGA/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=3+pin+weatherproof+strip+light+connectors&qid=1581570769&sr=8-1
  6. I have one and works great and is compatible with smartthings. Only 6 ft. long though. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00R1PB80I/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
  7. That's interesting because they are not showing up for me will have to investigate that.
  8. Yes webcore could send either a sms or text message easily enough. Even have alexa let you know via voice alerts. The trick would be to get a smoke alarm that is compatible with smartthings. I know that first alert has one its this one
  9. The integration between switchbot and smartthings is cloud to cloud so you will not see switchbot devices directly in the smartthings app.
  10. Make sure you are connecting the WYZE cam's to the 2.4 GHZ network and not the 5 GHZ. The camera's do not support the faster 5 GHZ networks.
  11. Another project with these light strips was to replace the old lights I had on the back of my TV with these new ones as they can do colors as well as effects based on what happens in the household as well as turn on and off based on when the TV gets turned on and off. Using a webcore piston and a smartthings wifi smart plug to monitor the power that the TV pulls. Here is a Picture of how it looks I like the blue the best i think although i tried several different colors and effects.
  12. The log shows up at the bottom of your piston when your looking at it. You can set it to show any variable currently set at wherever you set the command up in your piston. The log shows up at the bottom of your piston when you look at just that piston.
  13. Yes I have a smartthings motion sensor in the room as well which i use for that as well as turning off the lights when I'm not in the room. Also when i'm asleep that motion sensor is set to turn on the light strip under my bed when i wake up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom, etc.
  14. Your not formatting the sumptriggertime just sumptriggerend
  15. I too saw Brians video and i'm very mad that they killed smart home monitor status changes in webcore. And their work around is to use automation's in the new smart app and trigger off of those instead. Will I have news for them I tried several ways to do this and it works somewhat but at other times it doesn't or is very delayed. Never had this problem with webCoRE SHM state changes. Unless they get this fixed soon they will have a very unhappy customer. I told Adrian this as well. Haven't heard back from him yet on this.
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