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    Switchbot blind tilt - These work great

    My current blind tilts are all wearing out since installing them several years ago so I thought I'd try something new. I start looking for an affordable solution and found these switchbot blind tilts that operate the rod to tilt my horizontal blinds. They are ~$70, take about 10 minutes to install and so far I'm super impressed. Once calibrated they open the blinds perfectly. Now I just need to find out how to integrate them into HS4. Check them out if you haven't heard of these or the company as they make a few really neat gadgets.
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    Does the switchbot plugin not control them?

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      #3
      I have a pair of Curtan-bots and control them via big5 and the public api and they work great. Perhaps these can be controlled the same. I've never heard the blind tilt until now. Time to investigate.
      HS3PRO 3.0.0.500 as a Fire Daemon service, Windows 2016 Server Std Intel Core i5 PC HTPC Slim SFF 4GB, 120GB SSD drive, WLG800, RFXCom, TI103,NetCam, UltraNetcam3, BLBackup, CurrentCost 3P Rain8Net, MCsSprinker, HSTouch, Ademco Security plugin/AD2USB, JowiHue, various Oregon Scientific temp/humidity sensors, Z-Net, Zsmoke, Aeron Labs micro switches, Amazon Echo Dots, WS+, WD+ ... on and on.

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        #4
        I have curtain-bots that still work with the switchbot plugin by drule- but he has left HS. I think the tilt ones came out after that, so the plugin may not work. Node-red may be a possibility.

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          #5
          Originally posted by Demusman View Post
          Does the switchbot plugin not control them?
          Unfortunately that plugin has been abandoned. They have an API so maybe one of our plugin authors will jump on this as this company offers so really neat hardware that allows for the automation of non automated devices.
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            #6
            Originally posted by langenet View Post
            I have a pair of Curtan-bots and control them via big5 and the public api and they work great. Perhaps these can be controlled the same. I've never heard the blind tilt until now. Time to investigate.
            Please tell me more about how you use the Big5 and the API to control the Curtain-bots as I'm ordering these next.
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              #7
              Originally posted by Rupp View Post

              Unfortunately that plugin has been abandoned. They have an API so maybe one of our plugin authors will jump on this as this company offers so really neat hardware that allows for the automation of non automated devices.
              Yeah, I kinda figured that but wasn't sure if it still wouldn't work.
              That's what kinda made my decision for me, I ended up going with these.
              A little bit of 3d printing and I made mounts and connectors for them. Work great and are so quiet.

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              The cable on the bottom was just for initial charging. The other cable is a solar panel for further charging.

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                #8
                Here's one in use.
                https://imgur.com/a/wGvmTE2

                I had to mount this one on top of the window and the "twister" kept twisting into a knot so I printed a railway for it.

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                  #9
                  I have been working on plugin to integrate switchbot with HS, but have been stonewalled on the login authentication. They have good examples, but no success with both c# and python. Support ignores my emails.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Michael McSharry View Post
                    I have been working on plugin to integrate switchbot with HS, but have been stonewalled on the login authentication. They have good examples, but no success with both c# and python. Support ignores my emails.
                    Nice. Does anything in this post (ie script) work for you?
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                      #11
                      I will take a closer look when I get home, but looks familiar to what I have done. One time I had login success, but never again. I did confirm their c# and python code generated the same signature.

                      In earlier contact with support they confirmed the time is important as signature onnly lasts a matter of minutes. This means it's needs to be recomputed on each request. This is a different than oAuth2 that has a expiration property fir which the token remains valid.

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                        #12
                        I really do not see the difference between the VB and C#, but first attempt at using the referenced code does work. It lets me proceed. I have the original bot and a door/window sensor for my development work. I will likely need some info from you for the tilt when I get to that point.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Rupp View Post
                          Please tell me more about how you use the Big5 and the API to control the Curtain-bots as I'm ordering these next.
                          I use the v1.0 api with big5. I see there's now a v1.1. I need to look at it to see if I can easily upgrade to it. My assumption is that v1.0 api doesn't support Switchbot tilt. But I haven't had time to investigate.
                          HS3PRO 3.0.0.500 as a Fire Daemon service, Windows 2016 Server Std Intel Core i5 PC HTPC Slim SFF 4GB, 120GB SSD drive, WLG800, RFXCom, TI103,NetCam, UltraNetcam3, BLBackup, CurrentCost 3P Rain8Net, MCsSprinker, HSTouch, Ademco Security plugin/AD2USB, JowiHue, various Oregon Scientific temp/humidity sensors, Z-Net, Zsmoke, Aeron Labs micro switches, Amazon Echo Dots, WS+, WD+ ... on and on.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Michael McSharry View Post
                            I really do not see the difference between the VB and C#, but first attempt at using the referenced code does work. It lets me proceed. I have the original bot and a door/window sensor for my development work. I will likely need some info from you for the tilt when I get to that point.
                            Great and just let me know what you need and I'll do my best to supply the details.
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                              #15
                              The set of properties reported by the device is shown below, followed by the four controls available. All properties will all be visible in a plugin page, but only a subset will be mapped into HS Features. My thought is that only "Slide Position" will be a HS Feature and this Feature will also have four buttons for control. Since the status will be polled I do not see a reason to show "moving" in HS. Do you want any of the others to be mapped into HS Features?


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