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Larry Underwood

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  1. @jmack87 Out of all that info what are you going to do with it? Just wondering where your going with this? Reason I'm asking is sometimes someone ask this type of question and all they wanted was to know when the battery levels of there sensors was getting to low. Or what the temp. was, etc. Just wondering because I have webCoRE pistons that can send notification's, e-mails, etc. when those type's of things happen.
  2. no those settings are hard coded in the device micro-controllers. They can not be changed without hardware changes
  3. Could also do something like this. Will detect if it see's any vibration, but will only alert once and then will not again for the 180 seconds. Let me know if this helps.
  4. Would something like this help? After it is tripped (needs to vibrate for at least 15 seconds, configurable) then it will not trigger the flashing again even if the sensor see's vibration for 3 min (180 seconds, again configurable). Don't know if this will help but i use this in several pistons. If it happens again after the LockOut time then it will trigger again. But once triggered will not trigger again for another 180 secs.
  5. I would hate to have to replace the battery in that sensor after a while 😫 Sorry couldn't resist.
  6. I don't have the hue system so can't troubleshoot from this side. Not sure where to go from here Peter.
  7. Hummmm... try changing the color variable to the names of the colors instead of the hex code, Red, Green, Blue, etc. make sure to capitalize the first character of each color.
  8. Yes it shows as a smart color bulb. In webcore if it see's it as a switch it will only allow you to turn it on/off and if it see's it as a dimabble switch it will allow you to change the brightness, but a switch can't chnage color's. When you setup webcore to allow it to access it did it only allow you to add it as a switch? smarrthings app > smartApps > webCoRE > settings >Available devices > Available devices then find your hue device and see what is available to add it as anything other then a switch
  9. @Peter Can you send me a green snapshot of your piston so i can see how you integrated your hue lights into the piston. The debug output suggest that the phillips hue bulb is not accepting the commands that my Sylvania Color Bulb does.
  10. I use webCoRE to monitor the washer and dryer check out this post Also if you are interested in getting webcore running there are several video's that can help you get started here
  11. Ok so you want the light to change color if its on, on the hour. But don't change the color of the light (which will turn it on) if it's not on but keep track of the color counts no matter what. No doesn't sound complex at all 😀 Really all of the code to do what you ask i've already created for you. Just need to add a If, then, else statement and should work fine. Here you go, this should do it. Any questions let me know. Have tested it with my color bulb and works just fine. Also added all of your correct colors you wanted. Found a way to replace all the names with the values. The screen shot doesn't show all of them but when you import the piston they are there.
  12. Hummm.... I think I misread your post... If I'm understanding you correctly now, you want the piston to change the color only when the light is not on. If it's on then leave it alone but if it's off change the color so when it's turned on it matches the color you want for that hour. Ok so I modified the piston to work that way. Here you go It will still increment the count when the light is on so it will match the color with the hour the next time the light is on. As long as you put 24 colors in the Colors variable.
  13. I don't have the Phillips Hue System so can't help you with the Hex color settings, but I do have a Sylvania Color Bulb so I created this piston using that. Perhaps you can modify it for your purposes. At least it gives you a good idea for your piston. If you have any questions about the piston please ask. As you can see I only gave it 4 colors. You can add more and the piston will check to see how many colors are in the color variable and only reset the counts variable when it gets to the end of the color list. Then it will start over.
  14. Doesn't seem to be enough people interested in buying these @Peter If you want me to send you one let me know in a PM and i'll see what I can do.
  15. Ok update have made 2 minor changes and 1 major change to the controller. first change was to cut a opening for the power connector instead of drilling a hole for the power this makes for a lot easier to plug the controller into the power supply. Second change was to add a capacitor across the 5v supply going to the light strip. This helps stabilize the 5 volt supply when making large changes to the brightness and intensity settings because the LED's pull more power when doing those changes. The last change is the major one and that is I am now using a newer micro controller called a D1 mini. Takes up less space and is faster then the nodeMCU controller. Here is a picture of the board in action. And here is a picture of the controller close up. Kepp in mind this controller is small. The box it's in is only 4 inches across. Here are the links for the D1 mini controller and the capacitor. All other parts are the same. D1 Mini micro-controller board -- https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B076F53B6S/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 16V 1000 uf Capacitor -- https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B076MKH6YR/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Any questions please ask them here.
  16. Is anyone else interested in these?
  17. yea not very impressed so far they have a long way to go to come anywhere close to webcore. They are trying to make it easy to use but that just restricts what you can do with it. I like webcore's way of doing it. It's a good mix of allowing a large range of commands mixed with simple command structures.
  18. I will have to give this some thought.
  19. Haven't thought of selling it 🤔 As far as buying one online I was never able to find one for addressable lightstrips (not any that I was willing to pay what they wanted anyway), much less any that works with smartthinmgs, That's why I decided to build my own. I can automate these to work with smartthings by using webcore.
  20. Ok Brian here is the parts list for the project Power Connectors -- https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B074LK7G86/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Breadboard PCB -- https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00SK8QR8S/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 22 Gauge Hook Up Wire -- https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07JNRJW37/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 ESP8266 NodeMCU Board -- https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07HF44GBT/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Logic Level Shifter -- https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07F7W91LC/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 5V Low Voltage Power Supply -- https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01GCI9G4O/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Project Box Enclosure -- https://www.amazon.com/dp/B073Y7FW1Q/ref=dp_cerb_1 Individually Addressable RGB LED Strip Light -- https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07FVP54GQ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Tools needed are Soldering Iron, wire cutterr's, drill. The picture shows the connections needed to be made pretty well, but if you need more help there let me know and i can give a pin to pin chart of how everything is connected. The fireware that you need to flash to the board is called WLED and its here -- https://github.com/Aircoookie/WLED/releases download the one called WLED_0.9.1_ESP8266.bin The software I used to flash the firmware to the board can be found here https://github.com/esphome/esphome-flasher/releases Just download and install the version that is compatible with whatever operating system he is using. I am using them in my bathroom under the vanity. When I open my bathroom door they turn on at a certain level a blue color during the night and at a much brighter level and white during the day. Am also using them on the back of my TV as accent/bias lighting. They turn on when i turn on my TV and off and i turn off my TV. Using a smartthings wifi plug to monitor power levels of the TV to do that one. Also using them under the kitchen counters when someone enters the kitchen it turns on and when they leave it turns them off. Well be installing them along the entire front of my house as holiday lights when it gets a little warmer. Of course am using webcore for all the automations. Here are pictures of them on the back of my TV and under my bathroom vanity. i used these Strip Light Mounting Clips to mount them on the back of the TV as the 3M tape on the back of the strips did not hold very well to the TV.
  21. 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.
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