Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: NOVA (Ashburn), VA
Finally moved into new home with Alexa
Amazon Echo (Alexa) will turn on/off light and I made the hardware and created a "skill" to check/open/close the garage door. I finally found a replacement (and updated) thermostat that has a local web server (all the other cloud thermostats require an internet connection to somebody elses' server) after my original one met a smokey death due to an oops.
I can now check/set thermostat, including checking humidity and outdoor temperature.
I can largely re-use the Alexa skill I wrote for it.
"Alexa, ask Jarvis for the temperature."
"The current indoor temperature is 75 degrees. Humidity is 55%. Outdoor temperature is 90 degrees.""
"Alexa, tell Jarvis to set the thermostat to 74."
"Setting cooling to 74 degrees."
"Alexa, ask Jarvis about the garage."
"The garage is closed." (I can also access the controls via web in case we've driven somewhere and MrsRojhan and I both look at each other with, "Did we....").
Now, once I can get her to make breakfast, clean the house, ...
'15 Deep Cherry Red TH w/Brown Interior. 3.2L V-6
Safety-Tec, Cold Weather, Technology, Comfort, Tow, Leather.
Gobi Stealth roof rack with ladder. Mopar rock sliders. BFG KO2 245/70R17.
My testing platform for electronics/telemetry experimenting.
Last edited by Rojhan; 06-18-2017 at 04:20 PM.