Hello all! New to the forum and home automation. I discovered Smarthings about a month ago and am hoping it is as easy and versatile as promised.
My education was in chemistry and math. I have no programming knowledge of any sort other the modifying a couple of sketches downloaded to a Arduino to make LEDs blink and a temp sensor a year or so ago.
I recently purchased the V2 hub, a few Wemo and Cree bulbs, an Aeon motion sensor, Aeon power cord, and 2 2gig dimmer switches. Dimmers haven not been installed.
On setup the hub found my network, and pairing of the devices was surprisingly quick and simple. I can’t understand why the app is laid out like it is. I fell I’m losing the sense of automation when I have to: 1. wake up the phone. 2. swipe screen to unlock. 3. open the app. 4. tap the rooms tab. 5 tap the room. 6. tap the device to turn on off. 6 steps?
Is there a widget or short cut package I can download?
Please bear with my stupid questions while I’m discovering this system. I’m fairly smart but I will be surely make you doubt it at times.
Looking forward to learning a lot from all of you.