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#367

This is the first piston I have created.
I want my single string of gardenspots to cycle the colors.
I imported the 27364. Nothing is happening. Is there something else I need to add?
Total beginner to this.


#368

did you do this?

and while/after restoring the piston add the lights to use in the holidayLights device variable of the piston?


#369

Thank you. I did the boolean variable. Yes, there were two spots for the lights so I added the same string twice. Unsure of what I can delete without breaking the function. Will hitting test run it right away or only at sunset? :confused:


#370

there are 2 device variables … 1 for lights and other for speaker, in edit mode click on the lights device variable then click unselectall followed by clicking on the 1 light then save the variable.

if you are not using speaker nothing should be selected in the device variable for speaker.

change this:

to:

Time happens daily 1:00 am to 11:00 pm

and save the piston. then try the test button and it will work immediately.


#371

Alrighty. I think I got it going. I changed the start time back to sunset. but now it says “piston state; false”. Maybe it will kick back in tomorrow. Thanks for the help.


#372

yeah you will need to wait till tomorrow for it to kick in if its already after 30 minutes to sunset.


#373

alright, hopefully the last time I bug you lol… How can i turn the fade frequency down or off? :slight_smile:


#374

promise? :smile:

set levelLow to same value as levelHigh?


#375

Both are the same and it still doesnt register the Low value but will not go above the high value. :confused:


#376

comment line 206 as seen in the snapshot.


#377

on your line 209 in the screenshot i deleted the “random integer i” expression and it doesn’t fade now lol.


#378

I like the way you formatted this piston. Would there be a way to set a pause piston as a variable and resume as a variable so I dont have to repeat for each holiday?

Also @bangali why would global variables not work in the holidaylights device? I tried and it didnt work until i added each light locally in the piston


#379

Repeat for each holiday? I don’t follow.


#380

I messaged you.


#381

Any way to define the “white” in these differently? The current white is more blue and should probably be closer to the color you get when set to about 4500 degrees. Thanks!