I am looking for a way to show the status of of my washer and dryer on a SharpTools tile. I accomplished getting Echo announcements through EchoSpeaks and WebCore integration Using wattage monitoring on two smart plugs. Now I am looking for a way to show something along the lines “Dryer Running/Dryer Finished” or “Washing Machine Running/Washing Machine Finished” on the dashboard. Thanks for any help in advance!
Thank you for such a detailed response, and I will definitely pursue the steps laid out. I am curious if this might someday be included in the SharpTools Rules engine. I think this would be a powerful tool that would separate you from your competitor. Also I wanted to say I have been very impressed with SharpTools so far and love the ability to drag and drop tiles to organize each dashboard.
Hi @Chris_Akins, just wanted to let you know we have rolled out the Variables support for both Dashboard and Rule Engine today. You can create rules in Rule Engine to execute the laundry activities, and set whatever status to a Text variable in the execution process, or in the end of the process, and display this variable tile in the dashboard to allow you the quick view of the laundry status. You can also set the variable tile’s tap action to execute a rule if you want.
See the post below for more details and let me know if you have any questions.