I try to add Echo DOT devices (in my case a LED Lamp) into Openhab.
From Alexa the lamp is working.
I create a openhab cloud account, status online.
I also reach Amazon from Openhab (http://openhabianpi:8080/amazonechocontrol/account1)
But what are the next steps to do?
I find some hints, examples, but
I create a a echo.things:
Bridge amazonechocontrol:account:account1 “Amazon Account” @ “Alexa” [amazonSite=“amazon.de”, email=“MY-MAILADRES”, password=“PASSWORD”, pollingIntervalInSeconds=60]
Thing echo echodotwz “Alexa (Wohnzimmer)” @ “Alexa” [serialNumber=“G090LFxxxxxxxxxS”]
And a echo.items:
“Esstisch Lampe [%s]”
I see the dimmer (slider) in my sitemap, but when moving the slider:
2020-11-20 14:51:38.953 [ome.event.ItemCommandEvent] - Item ‘Dimmer_Diningroom’ received command 46
2020-11-20 14:51:38.964 [nt.ItemStatePredictedEvent] - Dimmer_Diningroom predicted to become NULL
Maybe I’m completely wrong with my doing …
I also add the Alexa Skill, but I think this is only needed if I will manage OH devices via voice / Echo-Dot
Has anyone a “simple” example were a Echo Lamp was used inside OpenHab ?
Thanks (now I need a break …)
What is an “Echo lamp” ? An Echo dot has no socket to plug anything into. What sort of device is it that you are trying to control ? Or do you mean a Hue lamp connected to the Echo via Zigbee ? If that use the amazonechocontrol binding.
sorry, with “Echo lamp” I mean a device “connected” to the Echo, controllable with the Alexa-App.
I have this lamp, is connected with Wifi, but no Tasmota!
I think it should be possible to control these “Alexa” devices within OH … but what is the correct instruction I have to follow?
Actuall I don’t see any device in OH cloud, maybe this is (one) of my problems? Must I see there the Echo and the lamp ?
You want to expose Alexa smart devices to OpenHab? You should use the amazonechocontrol binding. Follow the instructions there to enable smart devices in the binding and then link an item to the thing corresponding to the smart device (lamp in this case)
the binding “Amazon Echo Control Binding / binding-amazonechocontrol - 2.5.10” is already installed.
But maybe depends on my (bad) english understanding, sometimes I need a “simple” user example to see what to configure were … (in my case a dimmable (Alexa Echo -Lamp).
In the provided examples from https://www.openhab.org/addons/bindings/amazonechocontrol/
I see how to control the Echo (Volume, etc.), but I don’ t see (or find) how I can dim a Lamp (controlled by Echo/Alexa).
Also not sure where I can find the channel from the lamp, in the PaperUI under configuration=>Things=>Alexa I only see the channels from the player like volume, treble, title.
I think the channel I need to use should looks like:
Pls refer this section: https://www.openhab.org/addons/bindings/amazonechocontrol/#smart-home-devices
You should go to things section in Paper UI and do a discovery of the devices so that you can see the devices reported by Alexa server. There you should see the lamp device. I have moved to OH3 so i can’t share any screenshots as those wont be relevant for OH2.x
Thx you and other for the help!
But what do you mean with “Alexa Server” ?
In the discovery from Alexa are parts from the Echo Dot as written before; like volume, player, treble, titel…
But not the lamp.
Attache a screenshot from all Alexa Things in PaperUI
In the Inbix from PaperUI I only find “FlashBriefing”, I add and now under Configuration => Things this Flashbriefing is vissible.
Making up syntax “as you think” doesn’t help, reading the documentation of the USED version does!
On which version of the Amazone Echo Control are you?
Note that reading the documentation you can select your version in the top right corner of the page.
The discovery of Smarthome devices seems to be available only on the latest version and not on 2.5 ( acc.the docs).
now I can control the Echo Dot (like volume).
But still not found or any idea how I can control the dimmable lamp (in Alexa the lamp is vissible and controllable).
And yes, it seems the discovery from these smarthome device is in 2.5 not available.
But how can I controll a smarthome device in 2.5 ?
I think I need the channel name, but where can I find it?
I check in the doku “How to get IDs”,
but there in Amazon there is nothing from the (joined) lamp visible, only thinks like alarm sounds, Apple_Music, Audible, …
Amazon Echo Control - Amazon Account - Channel Options - Alexa
No bluetooth devices paired
No playlists found
Simple Alarm ECHO:system_alerts_melodic_01
Simple Timer ECHO:system_alerts_melodic_02
Squared Waves ECHO:system_alerts_alarming_03
Amazon Music AMAZON_MUSIC
My Library CLOUDPLAYER
If a feature is documented only for “latested” version and not fortheversion you are using that tellsme ME you can’t use that feature!
Even if you can control devices via an Echo device that doesn’t mean a binding which connects the Echo to openHAB would handover all such devices. As I read the two differing documentations the control of such “devices” is possible only with the latest version.
From an openHAB point of view it makes more sence to connect devices directly to openHAB, My 2 cents!
OK, when this is not working, no problem.
I thought this is possible, also for older OPH versions …
Than I will try to open the lamp and flash with Tasmota, but my first attempt to open was unsuccessful (cant remove the transparent part …)
Anyone experience with this lamp?
No, I’m not shure …
I bought the lamp because I thought I can use the way with Alexa / Echo Dot and the lamp than inside OH (with Alaex integration) …
(and als direct with Alexa).
But as i understand now, not possible with OH25 …
There is also the possibilty to Update to the lautet (snapshot) Version. oft openHAB.