Hi i was trying to add the weather tile to the sharptools tiles and I do all that is instructed nothing happens in the SmartThings app when I click on it it said “can not connect to device. Chance Device and try again”. Can you help me try to set it up see what I did wrong? Also I will like to put like a radio player on the tiles or any music player what can I do? Thanks in advance
Anthony, thanks for the message. Can you clarify what you’ve tried? Since you are on SmartThings, I would recommend installing the community developed SmartWeather Station 2.0:
The post linked immediately above includes a link to his custom code as well as some instructions on how to install it. Once you’ve installed and configured the device in SmartThings, be sure to authorize it in SharpTools so you can add it to your dashboard.
For the Media Player tiles, you’ll need to have some sort of device connected to SmartThings which implements the Music Player capability. Do you have any media/music devices connected to SmartThings already?
For the weather tolé what you posted was what I did I took the code added it to SmartThings under crear new device handler saved and published it then I went to devices and added it but when I go to extracted in sharptools to create the wether tile I can’t find it under things i can see other devices that I have created but can’t find that one. Don’t know what I did wrong I thing I followed all the steps correctly
If I remember correctly, there are some settings that have to be set in the SmartWeather 2.0 device to get it to refresh… then it might take a few minutes after changing those settings before its next scheduled refresh.
Probably best suited for the developer of the Weather Station 2.0 device handler in his original thread… but I took a look at the code and it looks like you should be able to change the time format on line 399 by changing the format from 24 hour notation HH:mm to 12 hour notation hh:mm a.
You probably wouldn’t see the new format until the next time the data for that device is refreshed (or you manually ‘polled’ the device. I’m assuming you are referring to the sunset and sunrise time… is that right?
I am using this now for road conditions data and the image I am pulling is of course in landscape ratio, and it is difficult to fit inside a portrait tile. It does work though, but ideally I would like to be able to also position it horizontally as then I can better position it to the area I would like to see.
I am not sure if it would be possible to zoom into the image as well ? That could also be nice.
This is how it looks and in the red square is the area I am most intersted in having displayed.
Thanks for sharing the screenshot with the detailed comments. We’ve had one other request for this as can be found in the following post:
I have it tracked in our hit list… there hasn’t been a lot of interest shown for that feature yet, so we’ve been prioritizing some other highly requested features first.
In the meantime, how are you generating the image? It appears to be a mix of traffic data, weather, and perhaps some other data. Some of the map generators have the ability to adjust the zoom and size directly in the URL. For example, check out this post about generating a traffic map.
In the map generator, there are options for adjusting the positioning, zoom, and resulting map size:
@josh would it be possible to add a line break tile that’s super skinny or doesn’t take actual space?
I would like to make it so that no matter what my dashboard resolution is the same things are always next to each other.