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What new features would you like to see in the Evolve LCD1 driver?

Smart toggle feature with fast, direct association to other switches
6 (15%)
Improved indicator which accurately shows whether a scene is on or off
9 (22.5%)
Control over backlight and key light within a scene
3 (7.5%)
Welcome screen which flashes until someone presses any key.
2 (5%)
Better thermostat control with heat/cool/auto/off cycling
2 (5%)
Cycle through several states in each button. e.g. Off/Low/High
3 (7.5%)
More than 5 virtual buttons with up/down scrolling
1 (2.5%)
Dynamic display of data from other devices visible to Vera
14 (35%)

Total Members Voted: 39

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macrho

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Re: New Evolve LCD1 Plugin
« Reply #30 on: February 01, 2014, 08:11:40 pm »
PM me, not sure what you mean by how I'll be using it?
Wanting to get the most out of the device as I can and willing to post my experiences along the way

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Re: New Evolve LCD1 Plugin
« Reply #31 on: February 02, 2014, 03:07:25 pm »
@macrho
I won't post the Evolve contact publicly but I will PM you or anyone else who needs the upgrade to 0.39 and posts how they will be using it on this thread.
Please PM me; I have three installed and are basically only usable with one screen due to the slow / partial update bug.  I'd like to rev these to newer s/ware to take advantage of what's possible now!   Thanks!

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Re: New Evolve LCD1 Plugin
« Reply #32 on: February 02, 2014, 08:46:36 pm »
Plugin works great! Thanks @GenGen!
« Last Edit: February 03, 2014, 10:33:24 am by AgileHumor »
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Re: New Evolve LCD1 Plugin
« Reply #33 on: February 03, 2014, 09:33:21 am »
I sent PMs to Macrho and ChrisFSB with contact info for Evolve LCD1 firmware Updates.

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Re: New Evolve LCD1 Plugin
« Reply #34 on: February 09, 2014, 03:18:50 pm »
@gengen, thanks for the awesome plugin.  I was reading through thread and it seems others have the same question I do.  I understand a new version is coming, but was hoping I could get started in scripting a LCD menu change in a scene.

Specifically do you have a Vera scene change the LCD from Menu #1 to Menu #2.  It seems to only work in the GUI web page selecting other menu...but I can't run it from a scene.

When in the devices tab for a Vera Automation, the Evolve has a red watermark icon indicating it can't be selected using the GUI. Screenshot 1 Scene View.

I've tried setting the scene in the advanced tab (using variables 1, 01, and C1). Screenshot 2 Scene Advanced Tab.

When I use 1 or 01, it does show in the device view that the evolve menu #1 is selected. Screenshot 3 Scene post Advanced Tab.

Thanks for any assistance! :)
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Re: New Evolve LCD1 Plugin
« Reply #35 on: February 10, 2014, 03:06:59 am »
@AgileHumor,

Indeed, there are a couple of bugs in the current version that prevent screen switches from being scripted. This will be fixed in the next version.

Here are some technical details that may be of interest to some. There's a dumb bug and a subtle bug.
The dumb bug is the missing "inScene": "1" tag in the static JSON file. This is what tells UI5 to not put the red "slash circle" overlay on the tile. A more subtle bug is that "lul_settings.DeviceNum" is passed to the Lua action command in interactive mode, but not in scripting mode. However, the device number can be obtained from "lul_device" or "luup.device" in both modes, so the fix was straight-forward.

Thanks for trying out the plug-in.

Gengen.

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Re: New Evolve LCD1 Plugin
« Reply #36 on: February 11, 2014, 01:35:57 am »
Thanks for your reply.  So far, your plugin has given me some great uses.

I use the top two buttons for the lights on and off.

Bottom two are 2 versions of Goodnight scene (with and without music) in the evening.  I use scheduled scenes to switch the morning menu. the Snooze and Alarm Off.

The middle button I'm reserving for "Menu", where I will have a hierarchical menu when your ready.

One open question, can I associate a non-zwave thermostat like a Nest to the plugin?

 
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Re: New Evolve LCD1 Plugin
« Reply #37 on: February 11, 2014, 10:18:08 am »
@AgileHumor,

There are direct Z-wave associatiations and indirect associations through Vera. The temperature features of the EvolveLCD1 really only work with direct associations to another Z-wave thermostat and this is what my plug-in will support.

Gengen

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Re: New Evolve LCD1 Plugin
« Reply #38 on: February 11, 2014, 03:04:13 pm »
Thanks for the update sir
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Re: New Evolve LCD1 Plugin
« Reply #39 on: February 21, 2014, 07:47:11 pm »
I sent PMs to Macrho and ChrisFSB with contact info for Evolve LCD1 firmware Updates.
Thanks for both the plug in and the contact info genen.  I just received my LCD-1's back from Evolve with new firmware :)

macrho

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Re: New Evolve LCD1 Plugin
« Reply #40 on: February 27, 2014, 03:24:09 pm »
thanks for the tip on upgrading the firmware - the Evolve guys are great!
Received the updated Evolve LCD1 a few days ago and it's working wonderfully
Is there a way to set the backlight through a trigger? I have a scene capable light switch where the evolve is, perhaps when I turn that light on the backlight on the LCD1 goes on?

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Re: New Evolve LCD1 Plugin
« Reply #41 on: February 27, 2014, 09:52:44 pm »
Interesting idea. Indeed, you can change the backlight and the key lights independently and you can even vary their intensity by setting configuration parameters. Turning this into something that can be put into a scene is a bit more involved but doable. I'm still trying to get out the new version in my copious spare time (not) and I think that this will have to wait.

Thanks for the idea though.

Gengen.

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Re: New Evolve LCD1 Plugin
« Reply #42 on: March 03, 2014, 05:41:07 pm »
I just got one of the Evolve LCDs and I really like the form factor.. using your plug-in has really helped getting it set up, I'm looking forward to the update.

Is there no way to set the screen via trigger right now?  I see the information regarding the bugs above but wondering if there is a work around until you release the next version?

Thanks and great work!

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Re: New Evolve LCD1 Plugin
« Reply #43 on: March 03, 2014, 11:17:19 pm »
Gengen... with your contacts at Evolve, have you seen anything on their dual gang controller.  A search on the internet returns very little ... one place in florida "selling" it for $595   :'(

Seems that this will not work along with a standard dual gang setup.  Curious as to what others have done.

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Re: New Evolve LCD1 Plugin
« Reply #44 on: March 03, 2014, 11:28:37 pm »
@tomgru,

I wish they would sell the LCD-2's. I really had good use for them but they refuse to sell them on the retail market. I agree that they can keep their LCD-2 for $595 if it's just a slightly different bezel. Evolve does most of their business with the hospitality (hotel) market. I would suggest contacting them and requesting that they sell all of their products through the retail market at a reasonable price.
I notice in their latest website that they have a slightly different models now with round buttons and possibly only 3 or 2 buttons. All of this available for your new hotel!  :)

@Jasonjc,
Patience: Hopefully by St. Patty's day. I'm actually working on it as I'm writing this.