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Timers and schedules from navigators

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Im lying in bed, with my iPad, here's my Use Case

1. Want to pay radio or music for 30 minutes before going to bed

2. I know tomorrow will be very cold, but my heater is scheduled to go off about an hour After I need to get up tomorrow.

Setting up timers, schedules and wake ups in composer is great, but I'm not getting out of bed, firing up the pc everytime I have a new use case.

Why cannot we do this stuff from navigators directly?

I guess I'll freeze my arse off tomorrow despite having the coolest automation system in the street

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Im lying in bed, with my iPad, here's my Use Case

1. Want to pay radio or music for 30 minutes before going to bed

2. I know tomorrow will be very cold, but my heater is scheduled to go off about an hour After I need to get up tomorrow.

Setting up timers, schedules and wake ups in composer is great, but I'm not getting out of bed, firing up the pc everytime I have a new use case.

Why cannot we do this stuff from navigators directly?

I guess I'll freeze my arse off tomorrow despite having the coolest automation system in the street

One thing that I do, that I didn't realize I could do for a long time, is have programming CHANGE the duration of a timer. You could, using Custom Buttons on the TS/GUI, program in some buttons that would adjust the length of those timers for you. I do it all the time.

If you need more details on how I use it, let me know.

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I do some mid-stream TIMER duration changes for a coffee machine based on how hung-over I am the next AM :)

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I do some mid-stream TIMER duration changes for a coffee machine based on how hung-over I am the next AM :)

Yeah, I used to create a shizload of different timers and just activate various ones based on a bunch of variables. Once I realized I could change the duration of a timer on the fly...I was STOKED!

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It's still preprogrammed ridged and hard to use, rather than ad-hoc and simple!

It's crazy my neighbors alarm clock is easier to have a timer for radio than my very expensive home automation system. I still want it via a touch screen without preprogramming and so does my wife that does not frequent the forum an Dans wonderful how-to's

Dan, I'm interested to setup a variable timer in the mean time, any pointers welcome, my life revolves around this product already, rather than the other way around, I'm keen not to spend a second longer than I need to doing this.

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^Well C4 is what it is and there are generally ways around for programming. Variables triggered by you are available through the 4 buttons on a TS, the colored buttons on an SR, button pushes on a 3BT/6BT, etc.. Or, if you really want to you could install a pressure mat on your bed as a trigger.

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