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Larry Underwood

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. hummm no sellers that can deliver to my area? I live in the US. Interesting
  4. Pigweed??? Really? 🐷 🌱
  5. 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.
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. That's interesting because they are not showing up for me will have to investigate that.
  9. 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
  10. The integration between switchbot and smartthings is cloud to cloud so you will not see switchbot devices directly in the smartthings app.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. Your not formatting the sumptriggertime just sumptriggerend
  16. 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.
  17. Another update I changed how i send power to the light strip instead of connecting power through another wire I instead bought these DC power socket Connectors. Here is some pictures of how I used them This keeps the power wires inside the box and makes for a better looking and cleaner and safer install. The result looks like this after everything is connected and working. So power connected at one end of the box and the light strips at the other end. Getting better and better.
  18. Update on the strip lights. It has been to cold here to install these lights outside so i decided to add them to a few more places in the house such as under the bathroom vanity. Heres a screen shot of that. The interesting thing here is the i only needed about 5 foot of the strip for this project. The cost of the 16.4 foot strip is $25 so only used about 1/3rd of that so about 8 dollars in cost. Then i used one of the micro controllers which is about $4 dollars. Also used one of the project boxes which is about $1 dollar. Add some wires about $1.50 and a 5v 3 amp power supply $9 dollars and my total cost for the project is about $25 dollars. I can still use the rest of the unused strip elsewhere (plan on replacing the strip under the kitchen cabinets). I am using webcore piston to automate the strip so when I enter the bathroom it turns on the strip at a set level based on if I'm awake or sleeping. Considering the effects you can do with these and the cheap price, I'm planing on using them in many different places. Nice thing about these is you can cut them to fit whatever size area you need. You can cut it with a pair of scissors in between each pixel. so about every inch Can use the WLED app to control them or can use alexa and webcore. Have added a smartthings button and one click of that can run different effects each time you push the button (wife approved πŸ˜€).Can trigger them with motion, contact sensors, any smartthings sensor.
  19. Use webcore. Sorry couldn't resist πŸ˜€
  20. I think we will need a little more info to be able to help you. What brand of smart plug did you buy? If samsung wifi smart plug then you could get there hub and water detector and you would be in business. Getting a wifi leak detector to run a automation via google will most likely not be possible. They mostly will just sound a alarm and that's about it. Most leak detectors that work via the zigbee or z-wave protocols will allow you to do automations of the kind that you are looking for, but require a hub to connect to and do the automation's.
  21. I have the galaxy watch so ditto
  22. Here is a piston that keeps track of the number of times the switch (in your case the pump) was turned on and the last time it was turned off and turned on. This gives you the idea of how it can be done.
  23. I would suggest these. I have all 4 of mine in these housings and they have worked great for over a year and a half with no problems https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07DW971RT/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
  24. Your setting your variables at the start of your script. Each time the piston runs they will be changed to that value. Unless you want your variables set that way i would suggest not setting them there. Instead set them in the body of your piston, that way they will change as needed.
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