I come across this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MEip0jI0tY
Can anybody show me how to implement the system exactly like this?
At the moment I’m using IFTTT to connect Alexa to OH2 but I’m so disappointed with the syntax "Alexa trigger…"and the respond “Sending that to if” from Alexa. I want something is just as simple as in the video above - just say “Alexa,turn on/off abc” and the answer “OK” is perfect!
I’ve been searching in this forum and some people advise to use Alexa HA but I got trouble installing my system (My account can not access to the console which is used to create Lambda function like this:
Also, some other people tell me to use hue emulation from paper UI in case I got trouble with AWS, I installed, configured, and added tag to items in my .item file already. But I need further more instruction after this. Please help me!
@rlkoshak@ptmuldoon Thanks for your both suggestion .
Now is my idea, I hope you guys can correct me if I’m wrong
After about an hour of reading, I think that both hue emulator and amazon ha bridge need compatible devices and control directly that devices through commands which are said to Alexa device.
Whereas my intention is saying command to OH host (raspberry pi 3 running Alexa) => it will control my items and I will send commands from my rasp to arduino nodes => my device changes correspondingly (Just like IFTTT + Alexa but I need more simple command and reply syntax from raspberry pi 3). This way I can reduce the cost of setting up my system
Anyway to implement the system as my description? Please show me how?
and now you are able to find this object in alexa by searching for new smart home devices. in this case it will pop up in alexa as “Sky Fernseher” and your are able to say “alexa, turn on sky fernseher”.
you wont need anything else expect the hue emulation and to set it to pairing true
sorry, but as i am a new user i have to wait 6 hours to wirte the next posts ^^
so i hope you will see my answer here:
hmmm, i have no experience with alexa on rpi on my normal alexa (or even siri) i simply start the app, click on smart home and then search for devices.
on siri i just start the homekit app and it updates itself automatically but for siri you need the homekit binding.
both will find every item you definde in your itemes file with like this:
@Tidle Woah what a good news! I’m very happy to hear that!
So where can I find the list of the items which are successfully paired with OH2?
The part you said:
now you are able to find this object in alexa by searching for new smart home devices. in this case it will pop up in alexa
How can I searching for new smart home devices? Sorry it may be a silly question but I don’t have Amazon Echo, just Alexa install on my rasp, I hope you could show me more elaborately how to search for new device on Alexa
Oh thanks for your both help! @Tidle@hmerk
I downloaded the Amazon Alexa app as @Tidle said, I went to Smart Home section, under “Your devices” category, I clicked “Discover devices”, then it told me that I should wait for about at least 20s so that it could discover my devices. Unfortunately, I tried many times but it still shows no progress
I spoke : “Alexa, discover devices” and the only message I received was “Dicover incomplete, I can’t find any smarthome device…”. Any idea @hmerk ?
Again, thank you two!
The last time I tried with Alexa running on a Pi (which admittedly was a while back, 6 months maybe), the version of Alexa that runs on the Pi didn’t appear to support discovering devices. I think it can control them, but you need a “real” Echo in order to do the discovery.
My Fire TV’s were unable to do the discovery either, at least at that time.