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Is there a "While" construct  in the pipeline at all?. This would be pretty useful.

At present, I can't  see how to create a timing loop which would be very useful for turning devices on or off based on 'real time' activity.

I'm trying to use a PIR sensor to detect activity within a random, environmentally triggered 10 minute period.  No problem triggering the sequence but no way I can see to come back repeatedly every 10 minutes to check if motion has been detected other than an 'infinite' number of pauses. Yuck!
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Hello, I can look at adding this type of step, but I think what you're aiming for can be achieved with the existing functionality - you might just have to create two separate sequences.

First, you need to create your 10 minute window.  To do this, use a variable (in this example period_started) to track whether or not it's within the 10 minute window:

  • Sequence trigger - your random environmental trigger
  • Set the variable period_started to true
  • Pause for 10 minutes
  • Set the variable period_started to false
Now, your PIR motion sequence:
  • Triggered when the sensor detects motion
  • Check if period_started = true
  • If yes, perform whatever other steps you want to run
  • Else - do nothing
Let me know if this will work for your scenario.
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