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RSHINE

Wink HUB2

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Just purchased and installed a Wink Hub2 along with a Leviton Z-Wave Dimmer. I would like to create an action in CV that will Dim the lights connected to that dimmer at a certain time in my setup. I have no idea where to start. I tried following one guide I found but no luck. Help please.

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Followed the Guide that you sent me to look at Ragnarok. Have set it up successfully in my home theatre room. SmartThings is very easy to setup and understand. I sent the Wink Hub2 packing back to the store it came from. Thanks.

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8 hours ago, RSHINE said:

Just purchased and installed a Wink Hub2 along with a Leviton Z-Wave Dimmer. I would like to create an action in CV that will Dim the lights connected to that dimmer at a certain time in my setup. I have no idea where to start. I tried following one guide I found but no luck. Help please.

Hey there! The first thing you want to do is check out the Wink Hub2 API documentation. If it were me, I'd start by creating a few different scenes on the Wink Hub2 that have different settings. For example:

  • Lights On Full: a scene with the lights up all the way, that can be used at the beginning, or end of a feature, or when a feature is paused.
  • Trailer Lights: a scene with the lights down to 40%, to be used when trailers are playing.
  • Feature Lights: a scene with the lights all the way off, to be used during the feature.

Once you have your scenes created on the Wink Hub2, you'll need to get your OAuth access token so that the Hub allows CinemaVision to give it instructions. Once you have that, create your Action Files. Use the Wink Hub2 API documentation to build them the way you want. Here's a guide that outlines how Actions work in depth:

The final step is to add an Action Module in your Sequence at the point where you'd like the Action to execute, and test them. 

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Thanks Ragnarok for the response. The problem I'm having is all the documentation I still I don't understand what I'm suppose to do. How do I get the Outh2. Do I click on something on that page? No clue how these API things work.  When you say create a scene on my Wink, do you mean create a shortcut? All I get on the app is shortcuts, robots, activity. I apologize ahead of time for my dumbness on this. The home automation setup by itself I get. And Cinemavision by itself I get, but putting the two together seems out of my league.

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12 hours ago, RSHINE said:

Thanks Ragnarok for the response. The problem I'm having is all the documentation I still I don't understand what I'm suppose to do. How do I get the Outh2. Do I click on something on that page? No clue how these API things work.  When you say create a scene on my Wink, do you mean create a shortcut? All I get on the app is shortcuts, robots, activity. I apologize ahead of time for my dumbness on this. The home automation setup by itself I get. And Cinemavision by itself I get, but putting the two together seems out of my league.

A scene in most lighting solutions contains as many different bulbs as you add to it. Think of a scene as a group of objects that you can manipulate at once. That way you can turn all the lights down at the same time, for example. I'm not sure what shortcuts, robots or activity refers to. That might be a question for their support. It's possible that shortcuts are scenes and they're just referenced differently in the API.

8 hours ago, RSHINE said:

So I'm assuming I needed to go here to get a API OAuth token? https://developer.wink.com/login

Here is what I entered for a new application, is this correct? No idea, is the website suppose to be the address of my Wink Hub?

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That's what I gather, though I'm no expert on Wink Hub 2. As far as the website, I'm honestly not sure. I would assume it would be the address of your Hub, but that might be another question for support. Their documentation isn't super helpful.

Edit: Well, I was wrong. So looking at the API documentation Wink has both Groups and Scenes. They use groups to group objects together and scenes to set common states for the objects that you can call.

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Would I be better off with a SmartThings hub? I have one arriving this week sometime. Is it easier and more user friendly to implement. All I want to do is have all my LED pots lights controlled using CV during my sequence.

The stuff in the API articles when I click on the link and, am I suppose to run those calls in Python or something. I think that's what confusing me the most.

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8 minutes ago, RSHINE said:

Would I be better off with a SmartThings hub? I have one arriving this week sometime. Is it easier and more user friendly to implement. All I want to do is have all my LED pots lights controlled using CV during my sequence.

The stuff in the API articles when I click on the link and, am I suppose to run those calls in Python or something. I think that's what confusing me the most.

Absolutely. We've had a member write up a guide for SmartThings, and you can always reach out to him if something isn't working as well.

 

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On 9/10/2017 at 1:02 AM, RSHINE said:

Followed the Guide that you sent me to look at Ragnarok. Have set it up successfully in my home theatre room. SmartThings is very easy to setup and understand. I sent the Wink Hub2 packing back to the store it came from. Thanks.

Glad you got it all going! Sorry that Wink was a pain. :( Hopefully they get their shit together and put out a user friendly product in the future.

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