scheduled event at sunset: hue fireworks

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Sun Jun 06, 2021 6:36 pm
jroach offline
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scheduled event at sunset: hue fireworks

I want to setup a scheduled event at sunset each day such that it:

- Stops Spotify (at 1 minute before sunset)
- audio announcement
- plays a specific audio clip
- Hue fireworks or some hue routine
- goes back to what it was playing before (ie: Spotify)

I have believe I can use "schedule" with a -1 value for sunset to start the routine. I understand how to setup the audio file but what I haven't figured out is::
- how to stop Spotify, play an audio file, then return to Spotify. I have to hijack airplay or airfoil to get this to work
- and then how to kickoff a Hue routine (like fireworks)

Thoughts appreciated

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Mon Jun 07, 2021 10:17 am
jltnol offline
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Re: scheduled event at sunset: hue fireworks

Can't help with much of this since I don't use Spotify, but for the Hue Fireworks, you'll need to create an Action Group that does with Hue what you want, and then include that into your schedule.

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Mon Jun 07, 2021 5:56 pm
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Re: scheduled event at sunset: hue fireworks

jltnol, thanks. I hadn't thought of that.

I downloaded Hue Essentials to see if I can create a scene. The pull down only had "color loop".

I might be able to make the audio part work by pointing to that file if I upload to my local spotify account.

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Tue Jun 08, 2021 7:52 pm
jltnol offline
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Re: scheduled event at sunset: hue fireworks

So I can tell you that Indigo isn't so great at designing light shows. I had a bunch of strip LED's I was using, so created an Action Group that changed the colors every so many seconds, and then had to create a repeating schedule so when the Action Group was finished, it would repeat. THEN I had to create a timed schedule to enable my repeating schedule to run at a certain time of day. While it wasn't pretty, it did work.

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