Piston acting up


#1

Hi,
I’ve had this piston running for years and for whatever reason, starting today, it doesn’t want to work right. I’ve attached a copy of the piston, as well as the log. Earlier today it was set so that when the shade “closed” and the window was open, it would re-open the shade and then speak. I changed it a bit just now thinking for some reason the logic is no longer working. What am I missing here?


#2

The log shows the Bedroom Window was closed, so no commands were executed…


Just to clarify…

Was the piston above edited (changed) before or after 7:24 PM?


#3

I edited it at around 7:24.


#4

It is crucial that the log and the piston match exactly. I have gotten into the habit of clearing my logs anytime I make any edits. (since the old log cannot be relied upon at that point)


#5

Now it’s working, out of no where. I am also getting a bunch of the voice notifications (built into the piston), so something must have backed up somewhere.


#6

Doesn’t “Speak” use Echo Speaks?


#7

Yes.


#8

SmartThings has disabled Echo Speaks (although they’ve unblocked it temporarily apparently).


#9

Working for me.


#10

As noted in the post I linked, they re-enabled it temporarily. It’s working for me ATM, too.


#11

Hopefully the lite version will be ready soon.


#12

If all you need from Echo Speaks is to “Speak” a custom phrase, then this is what I’ve replaced it with:

(but your piston in the original post doesn’t even need voicemonkey, since you are speaking a fixed phrase. in that case you just need an Alexa routine triggered by a virtual switch)