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Hey Hook Enthusiasts!
If you haven't yet, check out here to learn how you can build your own Hook!
If you are already testing Hook, share your feedback, concerns, suggestions here so that we can make it even better.

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Nov 7 15 10:16 PM

Hello Hook Beta warriors,

We are here to help you setup Hook. Use this forum as a space to share general problems, feedbacks and questions. Some examples are
1. Link to pictures of your setup
2. Use cases
3. Devices connected to Hook
4. IFTTT recipes and ideas
Anything that you feel specific to your case, send us an email at connect@gethook.io instead. Also, please Do not share your Device ID or Access Token here.

Looking forward to a fruitful discussion.
Thanks!

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Nov 8 15 7:13 PM

Successfully set up the breadboard Hook

Ok, So i was able to set up the Hook hardware on my breadboard and programmed the Etekcity Wireless Remote Control Electrical Outlet Switch remote. Initially, when I started, there was nothing happening in http:// krazineurons.github.io although the light on the photon was blinking. Howver, after i restarted the ohton everything went on smoothly. I have been able to use the web interface to turn on and off the outlets although right now the range is within the room only. Overall the setup went ahead very smoothly. Good work on that.

 

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Nov 8 15 8:34 PM

iLegend wrote:
Ok, So i was able to set up the Hook hardware on my breadboard and programmed the Etekcity Wireless Remote Control Electrical Outlet Switch remote. Initially, when I started, there was nothing happening in http:// krazineurons.github.io although the light on the photon was blinking. Howver, after i restarted the ohton everything went on smoothly. I have been able to use the web interface to turn on and off the outlets although right now the range is within the room only. Overall the setup went ahead very smoothly. Good work on that.


 

image Many thanks!  I could not get this to work either, it was power cycling the device that fixed it for me.

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Nov 8 15 8:48 PM

iLegend wrote:
Ok, So i was able to set up the Hook hardware on my breadboard and programmed the Etekcity Wireless Remote Control Electrical Outlet Switch remote. Initially, when I started, there was nothing happening in http:// krazineurons.github.io although the light on the photon was blinking. Howver, after i restarted the ohton everything went on smoothly. I have been able to use the web interface to turn on and off the outlets although right now the range is within the room only. Overall the setup went ahead very smoothly. Good work on that.


 

@iLegend, this is a great news. Glad you got it all working. We just rolled out the IFTTT support as well, give it a shot and share us the feedback.

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Nov 9 15 5:58 PM

iLegend wrote:
Ok, So i was able to set up the Hook hardware on my breadboard and programmed the Etekcity Wireless Remote Control Electrical Outlet Switch remote. Initially, when I started, there was nothing happening in http:// krazineurons.github.io although the light on the photon was blinking. Howver, after i restarted the ohton everything went on smoothly. I have been able to use the web interface to turn on and off the outlets although right now the range is within the room only. Overall the setup went ahead very smoothly. Good work on that.


 

Rahil and I battled with this on Sunday. I did accidently restart mine and that is what must have made it finally kick in. 

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Nov 11 15 10:13 PM

I just got it setup and have the beta Hook with four eTekcity outlets (currently powering two lamps and two sets of Christmas lights).  Seems to work pretty well, but is having some range issues. Surprisingly, most things can turn OFF, but less things can turn ON (unless the range is very near).  Cheers! John

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Nov 11 15 10:24 PM

Just got it working for both ON and OFF for the outdoor Christmas lights. I have the breadboard now set up in the garage on its side, which is apparently giving it a little more range. I set up my first IFTTT recipe -- to turn on both sets of lights at dusk and then turn them off at midnight.  Will be eagerly testing it out tonight. image

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Nov 12 15 5:28 PM

John, Did IFTTT work last night?

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Nov 13 15 8:00 PM

I'm having trouble signing up on the github page. When I push the Sign Up button nothing seems to happen. Any ideas?

Edit:  I'm not sure why, but I decided to turn off my VPN and give it a try.  That worked.  ???

Last Edited By: Ryan Nov 13 15 8:44 PM. Edited 1 time.

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Nov 13 15 8:59 PM

I was able to get my hook setup on github and record some buttons from an Etekcity remote, but the buttons on github don't seem to be triggering the switch. Maybe my transmitter is crap? I have another one that I can test tomorrow, but it is late so I'm headed to bed. I'll report back again tomorrow.

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Nov 14 15 11:24 AM

Firefox Doesn't Work / VPN Issues

I just got it working.  I couldn't get the ON/OFF buttons to work from Firefox.  They would work on the Device Setup screen when I used the test buttons, but not on the main screen.  I switched over to Chrome though and it seems to work OK there.  The github page acts a little strange in general when I was using Firefox.  It wouldn't update things unless I refreshed the browser.  I guess that I'll just use Chrome for now.

I'm still having an issue with my VPN too.  Whenever I turn on my VPN service the github page gets screwed up.  This is what it looks like...  I can't see any of the hooks/devices.
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Nov 14 15 1:02 PM

faced couple of issue setting up the photon and though of sharing the same.
At first I was unsuccessful in getting photon connect to the cloud from phone or USB even though I was able to get to the point where it got connected to wifi.
Did following and it worked for me..

Install DFU driver using link http://zadig.akeo.ie/ for instruction use ; https://community.particle.io/t/tutorial-installing-dfu-driver-on-windows-24-feb-2015/3518
Download DFU CLI utility from https://s3.amazonaws.com/spark-assets/dfu-util-0.8-binaries.tar.xz1, extract it to a folder (I used 7Zip) and make sure you set the path in windows environmental variable to the directory where you have extracted the .exe.
Download and extract open ssl from https://code.google.com/p/openssl-for-windows/downloads/list and make sure you set the path in windows environmental variable to the directory where you have extracted the .exe

Now open the cmd prompt connect your photon to computer using usb cable and place the photon in DFU mode (Check the web for instruction o how to put it in DFU mode)

Run following commands:
particle update

Put it back to listening mode and run following commands
particle serial identify (Not the device ID)
particle keys doctor DeviceID (Paste the device ID from above steps)

Now run the particle setup or particle serial wifi if you want to manually add the device
Hopefully at the end you have breathing cyan light finally :)
steps after this (flashing) and setting up hook went smoothly

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Nov 14 15 1:05 PM

login on the github page has been hit and miss for me (using chrome)
from past 20 min i m not able to login , last login showed no device even though i configured the same with bunch of triggers.... any help here?

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