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Larry Underwood

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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. I have a couple of their switches but not the bulbs. I like there switches a lot and the company is very fast to respond to problems. I would suggest buying one and trying it out for yourself first before you buy more. Of course that's always a good idea no matter the product 🙂
  5. Thought i'd add a couple of pictures of the completed install of the sensors. Works very will to keep the lights in the bathroom from coming on when I enter the bathroom when its light enough in the room to see without needing the bathroom lights turned on. And when the humidity is to high in the room it turns the exhaust fan on and when it is back to normal it turns it off. Using the USB port of the echo flex to provide power to it.
  6. I have all of my echo devices in that category and that's it. And that's funny just noticed my echo buds are in there 😀 I have the echo speak smart app installed that's why they are in there.
  7. Sorry @FrankE but i do not have the samsung TV to try this out on. So can't check out what you are trying to do in webcore. It's very hard (as in impossible) to try something like that when you don't have the device in question. That being said i know that when you add the device into webcore it has to be added as the device type you are wanting it to act as. In other words if you can't add it as a notification device type then it's not going to be able to support that function.
  8. I have only seen one company that makes a no neutral wire smart dimmer switch that works with LED's reliably because to make them work without a neutral wire they need to pull a small amount of power through the light to keep the switch powered. If you do that with a LED bulb it will flicker on and off or not work correctly. Or the switch will not be able to pull enough power through the LED bulb to remain powered. Keep in mind these will only work with certain LED bulbs. https://inovelli.com/black-series-dimmer-switch-z-wave/ And when using LED bulbs when not using a neutral wire you will need one of these https://inovelli.com/aeotec-bypass/ Plus i have heard these switches have very good scene control. Multiple taps on the paddles can do different things with the lights. Plus the company has very good customer service. https://www.amazon.com/Inovelli-Repeater-Technology-Indicator-SmartStart/dp/B07RYMSH6Q/ref=sr_1_5?dchild=1&keywords=smart%2Bdimmer%2Bswitch%2Bno%2Bneutral%2Brequired%2Bsmartthings&qid=1592122483&sr=8-5&th=1 Hope this helps more then confuses 😁
  9. https://www.amazon.com/GE-Incandescent-Required-Works-SmartThings-14299/dp/B07361Y54Z/ref=sr_1_5?crid=370GLVEHXZQ13&dchild=1&keywords=ge+smart+switch+no+neutral+wire&qid=1592106663&sprefix=ge+smart+switch+no+n%2Caps%2C177&sr=8-5
  10. Have built a new Light, Temperature, Humidity Sensor. This consist of a D1 mini, a BME280 Temp and Humidity sensor and a BH1750 Light Sensor. These 3 devices are housed in a 3D printed case measuring 2 1/2 inches long by 1 1/4 inches wide (very small). Like my air quality sensor project it uses Thingspeak to monitor the Light level, Temp and Humidity. Have mounted it on my master bathroom wall so it can turn on my exhaust fan when the Humidity becomes to high and turn it off when it lowers. Also the light level will trigger a webcore piston so that the lights in the bathroom are not turned on when the level is above a set LUX value. Total cost is about 11.50 US for the parts. Here are some pictures of it. As always anyone have questions about this project please leave them here.
  11. You most likely have already thought of this but does your wifi extend to the area your trying to use the switch at? I know this sounds like a stupid question but have found that the 2.4 gig wifi signals leave blank spots in the strangest places.
  12. This is new because in the past they would pair but would not trigger the routine as amazon did not have the software that worked with the smartthings sensors. @FrankE I would be very interested to see if this continues to work in the coming weeks. Can you keep us updated?
  13. @Davidit will connect as they both use the same wireless protocol. But you still need software/firmware to let the echo device know how to interact with the smartthings sensor and amazon does not make device handler software for the smartthings sensors.
  14. Great project @vPeteWalker Like the use of the light sensor. Been working on creating my own light sensor. It's only in the breadboard stages right now but got the code working great so far. Got it reporting the lux level to thingspeak. Consist of a D1 mini and the light sensor. That's about $6.25 US. Planning on creating a 3D printed case for it soon as the code is about done for it. I think I will incorporate this sensor into my air quality project so it will report indoor air quality, humidity, temperature, battery level and light levels all in one device.
  15. Give me some time to order some more D1 mini's. Used the last one on this project. Plus i will need my friend who has the 3D printer to print this. Takes almost 5 an a half hours for his printer to print the 3 parts needed for it. I'll get in touch with you when i have them put together.
  16. What does everyone think of this? Made this with a D1 mini and led strip and 3d printed parts.
  17. No tasker is a android only program.
  18. I use my phone and a program called tasker (android phone). So when tasker connects to my wifi at home it disables smartthings home monitor and unlocks the door. If someone is already home it just unlocks the door. Tasker sends a HTTP post from my phone to run a webcore piston which does this.Found geofencing (at least in my part of the world) to not be as reliable as it should be.
  19. Made a few changes to the software. Now when the battery voltage go's below 3.3 volts it will automatically send me a text message on my phone that the battery needs charging and it will automatically increase it's time between sensor reads to 1 hour instead of every 10 minutes. This will make the battery last longer until i can charge the battery. If you want to see the sensor readings in real time check out this link. Updates every 10 minutes. Show's Temperature, Indoor Air Quality, Humidity, and Battery Level of the IoT device. https://thingspeak.com/channels/1013680
  20. You will need to re-post your message as it looks like this to everyone but yourself
  21. @Brian W While i will certainly help @FrankE any way I can, I'm not really interested in selling my creations. I'm a couple of years short of retiring from work. I have to work on someone else's time table and I have to work at what they want me to work on and not what i want. If I turn these fun projects into sell-able objects then I will end up doing what others want and will have to do it when needed to keep up with demand. I might do that after i retire if I really need the money, but for now I like working on what I want and when i want to do it. That's what makes it fun and enjoyable to me anyway. @FrankE if you are interested in these let me know and we can work something out.
  22. If its close to them they only have to move a very little to trigger it. I had my hand under a thick table and the sensor was on top of it and i moved my little finger on my hand just a little and it triggered.
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