Hi everybody, so I have been using Tasker and my Spark Core for a while, but I only recently realized the HTTP POST task in Tasker meant I could send a message from my phone to my Core.
In short, set up a profile event/state/location/etc. to trigger an HTTP POST task. Then enter:
Leave other fields as default unless a special need arises.
Right now I have a Neopixel strip wired to my Core and can turn the LEDs off when I turn my phone display off in a specific orientation, and can turn it back on by waving the phone back and forth with the display on. In the future I’d like to add a widget to my phone to control things “directly”, like selecting one of a few modes or brightness levels. I’d also like to add a shimmering light effect that is dependent on the magnetic sensor output from the phone, or one of the other sensors.
This should work for any device/peripheral that can talk to the Core, either OTA or over wires.
Thanks to users Rehaan, kennethlimcp, bko, and hypnopompia for helping me finally get this up and running.