Acceleration Detection

(Sean) #1

How can I detect acceleration using a virtual switch (turn on with acceleration off with no acceleration)? Since IFTTT doesn’t detect acceleration I’m thinking a virtual switch might work but I’m not sure how to trigger the switch. Everything I’ve found in ST will notify but not change the state of a switch. Any thoughts?

( co-founder Terry @ActionTiles; GitHub: @cosmicpuppy) #2

Copy the Device Type and change what attribute it sets when acceleration is detected.

There is a template already in the IDE to start… I think it is called Virtual Garage Open or similar…

(Joshua Lyon ( Dashboard)) #3

Is there something specific you are trying to do in IFTTT? Just wondering if there might be another approach.

(Sean) #4

I was wanting to edit a spreadsheet each time my sump pump runs so I can track the frequency it runs. I am using the sump pump monitor app but would like to track a bit more long term.

(Sean) #5

@tgauchat, I’m still becoming familiar with the IDE so I’m not sure what you mean. What device type are you referring to? Not really getting the attribute either. Sorry for my confusion.

( co-founder Terry @ActionTiles; GitHub: @cosmicpuppy) #6

I’m available to Skype & screen share.

It is easier to demo and/or watch your screen as suggest steps…

Private message me with some convenient time slots for you?

(Greg) #7

You could use @tslagle13 sump pump app and use ifttt to log texts regarding activity to google drive.

I think tracking when it runs twice in X minutes is more important than occasional one off runs. But I guess it just depends on your sump issue.