I recently arrived at OpenHabian3 with the aim of controlling a remote control for awnings “Somfy Situo 5 IO pure 868.95 MHz io-homecontrol” via a nodeMcu (Development Kit ESP8266), avoiding the use of the expensive Somfy hub.
The nodeMcu was flashed with Tasmota 9.3.1 (base Sonoff T1 3CH Module).
I installed openHAB 3.0.1 (openhabian) on Raspberry3, and happily activated the Up, Stop, Down commands.
Now I would like to add the ability to operate the commands even with Alexa, I don’t have Echo devices (the curtains are not in my house) and I am a bit lost.
In the meantime, let’s see if the architecture I have in mind is correct:
- The echo device receives a voice command
- which is processed in the Cloud
- transmitted to myOpenhab
- which passes it to OpenHab
- which passes it to MQTT
- last to nodeMcu
- that ‘presses’ the keys of the Somfy remote control
Steps 4) to 7) are activated and verified, otherwise, well I’m fumbling and asking for help, do I need to get an echo device? or is it enough the Amazon app that I downloaded but it got me nowhere?