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  • #3130
    Adam
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    I recently got my wifi board and decided to make a Reddit alien animation to be triggered with IFTTT events. This is my first attempt at making an animation. I hope you all enjoy.

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    #3133
    Jeremy WilliamsJeremy Williams
    Keymaster

    Great work!

    #3134
    PatrickPatrick
    Participant

    Very nice! Now if I can just get the trigger to work for Reddit…(If I upvote it should display but doesn’t.) Checked the recipe and it does work. 🙁

    #3135
    Jeremy WilliamsJeremy Williams
    Keymaster

    There might just be a delay?… Every trigger has a different amount of time it takes to relay the signal to Particle (and thus your Game Frame).

    If you want help setting up the recipe just list your steps. I love setting them up and would be glad to help.

    #3136
    PatrickPatrick
    Participant

    I published the recipe (“Reddit/Particle/Upvote”) and see the log shows it was triggered three times but I never saw the animation. I suspect it takes longer than I expected before it triggers.

    #3137
    Jeremy WilliamsJeremy Williams
    Keymaster

    You might need to link to the recipe if you want us to find it.

    #3138
    PatrickPatrick
    Participant

    Sorry about that.

    https://ifttt.com/p/pldugan/shared

    I timed it after posting an upvote and gave up after 6 minutes.

    It is set to “play” and the parameter is “Reddit_Alien”

    #3139
    Jeremy WilliamsJeremy Williams
    Keymaster

    Have you setup the SMS recipe? Then you can test it by texting “play reddit_alien” to your game frame. The SMS action happens rather immediately.

    #3140
    Jeremy WilliamsJeremy Williams
    Keymaster

    Worked for me. I used the upload button from the web control panel to create a folder called “reddit_alien” and then uploaded the 0.bmp and config.ini files. Then I added your recipe, selecting the Play function and left the Input as Reddit_Alien. Then I upvoted something on Reddit and hit the “Check Now” button for the recipe back on IFTTT. The animation played.

    #3141
    Adam
    Participant

    I don’t know how well the Reddit channel works. Originally I created this animation for when people would reply to my comments. Unfortunately the Reddit channel doesn’t support that. In all of my other tests, I have not had any luck with it triggering the animation. The SMS recipe works but not the Reddit recipe. 🙁

    #3142
    Jeremy WilliamsJeremy Williams
    Keymaster

    Does it work when you click “Check Now” on the recipe in IFTTT? That button played the animation right away for me. Haven’t checked the delay if you don’t click that yet. Will tonight.

    #3143
    Jeremy WilliamsJeremy Williams
    Keymaster

    Just ran some tests. Look like that Reddit trigger fires about every 30 minutes (yuck!). It fired for me at 40 minutes past the hour, and again at 10 minutes after the hour.

    #3144
    PatrickPatrick
    Participant

    I know Reddit has been making updates/changes recently which might be the cause of the delays. I agree that the trigger actions are not the best for Reddit.

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