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event at randomized time after another event
#1
First of all: I love pilight, especially because of its speed and low cpu-usage. Great work.
Is it possible to start a (series of) event(s) at random times after a dusk-sensor or movement-sensor sends a signal? I can detect the sensor, but don't know how I can switch my lights after random amount of minutes.

Thanks
 
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#2
Check the pilight wiki Smile
There is documentation for the RANDOM() function for eventing rules, that's what you are looking for.
 
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#3
Thanks pilino1234 for your prompt reply. Of course I have studied the manual and the wiki as well as a lot of forum posts. But I think I am missing some basic knowledge here.
I suppose I have to add a random nr of minutes by using Date_ADD(datetime, RANDOM(2,10) MINUTE) == ....
But I don't understand how I can relate this to the time of a switch.state being changed. How can I replace the .... by the time a switch.state is changed? I suppose I have to learn a lot, but I hope to learn from you guys.

Thanks

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"rule": "IF schemersensor.state IS on THEN switch DEVICE eettafellamp TO on AFTER RANDOM(0,3) MINUTE",

Works. Sorry for the newbie question, but no doubt : I will be back with another one.
 
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#4
If I understand correctly you want to turn on a light for a random amount of minutes after your motion detector sent a signal.
I'm not entirely sure if it works but try:
The FOR action in your rule, so
IF 1=1 THEN switch light TO on FOR RANDOM(2,10) MINUTE


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Hmm my tapatalk didn't show me you edited post, seems you already found it
 
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