I’m soon to get an Amazon echo and looking to see where i can integrate this.
I thought it would be cool if you could ask questions like.
“How Much Electricity am i using” or " How much electricity have i used today" and so on a so forth.
Does any one know if a skill has been developed or if there is a way of doing this another way?
Unlikely to form part of emoncms, but take a look at node-red-contrib-alexa-home-skill (node) - Node-RED which is a node-red node to integrate with the echo.
You could always then use MQTT or the api to get data from emoncms > node-red > Alexa.
I don’t have an echo (as I’m awaiting the Google version) so my comments are theoretical & untested.
Brilliant thanks, I’ll look into this. I was waiting for the Google Home, but though at £40 an echo dot would be worth a punt. I got it yesterday and it works nicely with my lightwaverf, nest and other stuff.
You could also try taking a look at OpenHab. There is great support for the Amazon Echo on OpenHab and its getting better every week! There is integration with OpenEnergyMonitor and Amazon Echo - both as standard OpenHab extensions. In its simplest form, OpenHab emulates a Hue lightbulb - so you just get on/off functionality.
For what you need to do, you’ll need specific commands, so it’s a little more complex than just installing the extensions.
Take a look here Amazon Echo Skill for OpenHAB available! - Other - openHAB Community
since now Particle opened their cloud to Raspberry Pi, you may do the integration described here.
The author uses a Particle Core, but think of your Rasp Pi as one for the sake of illustration
hope it helps!
I sent this same article to my sister and to my sister-in-law yesterday. Neither of them had any idea this was possible!
I wonder if the designers had ever considered this would occur?
I suppose there will be lots of copycat TV ads now - attempting to order goods, setting reminders, playing music themes, etc.