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Larry Underwood

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  1. I have a fan that was already installed when i bought the house its just a ceiling fan with a switch in the wall to turn it on and off. So i replaced the switch with a GE Smart Fan Switch It works with smartthings hub natively and has 3 speeds. I can control it with alexa and in automation's, etc. I bought a smartthings button to put on my bedside table as this is in the bedroom and because the button has a temp sensor in it i can set up automation's to turn on the fan automatically if I'm in the room and the temperature is above a set level. Can also control it with a button push as well.
  2. No problem glad to help. If you need any help modifying it let me know.
  3. In other words you must have your button set to just turn on the light and the webcore piston had set it to the 40% level so when you hit the button thats what it went back to. If you look at the setup for that button there should be a option somewhere (i don't have that exact button so not sure where to tell you to look) that would allow you to set it to a level instead of just turning it on.
  4. thats a function of the light not webcore. Some lights when turned back on and not set to a level will go back to whatever level they were set at last
  5. The trigger is the motion sensor going active, when that happens it will check and see if the light is off, if the light is already on then nothing will happen this keeps the piston from trying to turn on the light when motion is detected if the light is already on. For example if the motion sensor has already been triggered and the light is brightening up to the 40% level and someone triggers the motion sensor again if i didn't have that in there it would start the light back at 1% again before it was turned off, which is not what you want to happen.
  6. I have one I use it starts at December 1 (that's the 335th day of the year) and ends January 10 but you can change the days and the time to what every you want. It turns on 2 smart plugs at 6 PM but only on those days of the year. Then turns one of them off at 10 PM and the other at 11 PM. Of course you can change it to whatever you need and if you need help doing that let me know. You could add another boolean variable called say IsThanksgiving and set it to maybe 327 to 335 as thanksgiving is day 332 in 2019. If you want to know what day of the year a holiday is just ask google for example to get it. This will work even on leap years (as it is coming up next year), as it looks at each year as it comes.
  7. I have over 200 pistons in my webcore, many of which I either created for others or do not use anymore. So if you run into one of the piston's that you want and the import code doesn't work anymore please let me know and i'll either give you a new code to use or i'll tell you it's gone. I'll wait a week from today before I start to give everyone some time to see if there's something here that they want before I start. Sorry but it's LONG past time I did this.
  8. I don't use the ST app so if you want to use that then maybe someone else can help you there. I use Smartthings webCoRE automation system to do my automations. If you decide you want to give it a go then you can go here https://community.automatelife.net/forum/24-scripting-talk/ and there are instructions and videos to walk you through installing and using webCoRE I created a webcore automation (it's called a piston) that will do what you want. Feel free to import it if you decide to go this route or wait for someone that uses the ST app to help. Hope this helps you out. Edit: I just remembered that in the Smartapps section of the ST app there is a smart lighting smart app (you'll have to install it if its not there) you can create a new lighting automation select the device you want to control (your light for example) and then under trigger scroll down to the bottom of the list until you see power allowance select that give it the amount of time you want to allow the device to stay on. Keep in mind this will affect that light no mater what automation triggers it so it will never stay on for more then what you set the power allowance to. Keep in mind I don't use the ST app very much so there may be a better way to do this. I tend to want to do more complex automations then the ST app can provide so quickly switched over to webCoRE when I ran into several things I wanted to do that the ST app could not do.
  9. @AYL_Brian Here is another example. If the motion sensor changes to active then the color bulb or light strip will turn on blue then the next time it happens will turn on the next color in the color variable then the next, etc. When it gets to the end of the color list it sets the Counts variable to 0 and starts through the list again. You can see just changing the logic around slightly you can make it do a lot of different automations.
  10. You have to install the app on your android phone first. I bought the pro version (wasen't very much i don't think). Once you do that then you can add the tinycam cloud.
  11. @AYL_Brian Just thought i would show you an example of a simple array in webcore This just takes a push of a button and the piston cycles a light strip or color bulb through the colors in the variable Colors. You can change the colors as needed and add other colors to it. You can see with a little more code such as date triggers how this could be used as a holiday color piston. I added a Count Colors expression so you don't have to change the amount of colors in the color variable. I subtracted 1 from the count as webcore starts it's count at 0
  12. Yes with webcore you can send e-mails, text and create very complex automation's. Yea back in the days I too ran several different kinds of servers e-mail, web, DHCP, DNS, etc. I don't live my myself, but the wife has been surprised to see me home sometimes, 😄
  13. Whatever you need Brian just let me know.
  14. No it will work on the V3 hub. Samsung just had their Samsung Developer Conference 2019 and talked in detail about what they plan and how. Might want to check out the post and the videos that were taken their
  15. This is a screen shot on my web browser of a program called tinycam cloud. It allows you to add different cameras and place them on a timeline. I have all my WYZE and other cameras on it. It also has a android app version to see all my cameras at once in a live view. Here is a screen shot of tinycam monitor pro on my android phone.
  16. As @Official_Andrewstech just got through saying I would be happy to help! 😁
  17. Unless you put your WiFi router right next to your smart home hub then you are most likely good to go as they use different channels, (even if they are in the 2.4 Ghz band). I would suggest about 3 to 5 feet of distance between the two. I have had to explain this to some of my family/neighbors after they had bought their smart hubs and had problems with devices dropping off of their WiFi, and there zigbee/zwave devices becoming unresponsive. Mostly zigbee as most zigbee devices are fairly small and for the most part are ran on small batteries, (motion sensors, door sensors, etc.) Plus zigbee devices that run's on battery does not repeat the signal. Where as zwave devices (which usually run on ac power, light switches and the like) do repeat there z-wave signals, so often as not, go further with less problems.
  18. You have one on the samsung smart bulb. Maybe one on the new Samsung smart WiFi plug would be a good next step.
  19. They didn't say anything about it cooking but they did show it cleaning 😀
  20. https://www.theverge.com/2018/1/9/16868856/aeolus-robot-beer-fridge-ces-2018
  21. No the button is a zigbee device so you would need the hub but as you pointed out you can do a lot more with the hub
  22. Yes the smart button has a temp sensor in it so you can set a automation to do what you want. You could also have say Alexa tell you the temp of the sensor as well
  23. i would advise a smartthings hub I had wink myself and it's no where near as powerful a automation system as the smartthings hub V3. Wink has been slowly dying a painful death for well over a year now. Even there website is showing Temporarily Unavailable https://www.wink.com/products/wink-hub-2/ Has been showing that for over a year now.
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