I recently purchased a bunch of iBlinds modules for Black Friday, and I’m in the process of getting them installed in the blinds throughout my house. I’ve started with two thus far, and I’m already having an issue. The first one I installed, I got the following error: “Failed at: Setting special association…”
Can anyone tell me what this means, and what I need to do to correct the issue?
Second, even the second one I set up, appears as above, minus the error. Vera sets them up as dimmer light switches, which is sort of annoying. There is no on/off for these devices per say, so the on/off light bulb is meaninginless.
Is there another definition file for blinds?
Lastly, one of the other smart home blinds product out there, which worked off of bluetooth…can’t remember the name for the life of me, had a sun tracking feature. As it was bluetooth, it was tied to iOS or Android OS, so it did the heavy lifting. Has anyone developed a plug-in or luup code that could do something similar? For instance, I may want to have my blinds open, but if the sun is at a low angle on the horizon, it’ll shine right in my eyes, either in my bedroom in the morning, or in my office in the afternoon, so I’ll want to adjust the angle of the blinds to block the sun, but still let in light. This of course depends on time of year, so there would have to be some computations going on.
For clarity’s sake, what I’m looking for in the last paragraph is a way to calculate azimuth (measured clockwise from true north to the point on the horizon directly below the sun) and elevation (easured vertically from that point on the horizon up to the object) of the sun, so I can integrate that into making triggers in PLEG, or other similar apps (reactor).