[DEPRECATED Thread: visit community.webcore.co for assistance] webCoRE - Piston Design Help (ask your fellow members for assistance)

Thanks, I was just about to come back and update to remove my comment. :slight_smile:
It was pretty easy, thanks again. Now to figure out an easy way to show the next high tide. :slight_smile: That may be a bit more work.

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hey robin I think I might have discovered something wrong in your piston regarding the take you umbrella message have you seen my recent post

As long as they stay out of the flowers.

yes… here is your current string

{max($weather.hourly.hourly_forecast[0].pop,$weather.hourly.hourly_forecast[1].pop,$weather.hourly.hourly_forecast[2].pop,$weather.hourly.hourly_forecast[3].pop,$weather.hourly.hourly_forecast[4].pop)=<‘30’’?“you probably wont need an umbrella.”: “You should probably take an umbrella!”}

we discovered that its not actually calculating the max without individually wrapping each one in the integer function. but please by all means the more testers the better.

hello all still the new guy around here but learned a lot thanks to all of you. just wondering I see some of you making pistons to make custom tiles. What purpose does the tiles serve? is it supposed to make a wall like smarttiles ? Where do these piston created tiles get to be showcased. anyone have any screen shots of how they are using them.

There are quite a few in the webCoRE Example Pistons thread starting about July 13th.

Here are some of mine:

How do you import a piston in webcore? I can seem to do or probably don’t know how? Is it doable.

Use the orange Restore a piston using backup code.:

Then use the code from anybody’s piston screenshot.

Can someone tell me how to insert {$time} after each of these temperature sensors changes?


Here is the piston:


Based off of @destructure00 's piston I believe.

You can insert formatDateTime($now, "h:mm a") before the \n

like this?

Not quite, need proper formatting, one sec. let me see if I can fix it here.

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The fact that you’re not using + in between all parts makes it harder to read, but you need need to close " right in front of formatDateTime and reopen them right in front of n" - and you’re missing the \ - it should be “\n”


ok that worked, but it’s giving me the time for the last time ANY temp changed. I was looking for a different time for each sensor. When each sensor last changed. Any ideas?41 PM

I’m trying to create a piston where if I text my Ifttt number some text for example “kids go clean your room” it would then send those words to webcore and then I could make it play through my home speaker. I’m thinking it could be nice if I’m away from home and want any message to play through the speaker on the spot. In my mind it seems doable but I’m not exactly sure how to execute. ifttt has an sms and webcore has ifttt support… not too sure how to bring those 2 together.

You need

time($now - age([$device:temperature]))

Ok that fixed it. Thanks guys!09 PM

Put the word since between the temp and the time?

And just to throw another option out there…

formatDuration(age([$device:temperature]) ,false,'m')

looks like:


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@ady624 just helped me with this and it works great. Check out the instructions in 3853 & 3855

It can - when they used to call it a recipe, that was called an ingredient. I had that setup to scare my girls :wink: I was texting the number and CoRE back then would play it on the Sonos.