Catchy title, right? I’m really enjoying working with the Fibaro kit. Based on their recent tweet it seems the feeling is mutual.
Control of the colours via the smartphone app is all very well, but what I really wanted to do is get Alexa control of colour changing and presets. I’ve worked out a simple way to get this working – it’s not ideal, but it does work.
In a previous post I touched on the idea of using the SmartThings Hub to consume local APIs, specifically the json API exposed by my Domoticz install. I didn’t really show what Domoticz is, or how to find the details you need to configure the handler to talk to it.
A break from endless talk of automated lights and LEDs, and talk of a different part of the home automation project: music. Specifically, whole house audio using Sonos and how to control it via an API. Continue reading
Okay, settle in, this may seem a little convoluted. My remaining LightwaveRF devices are not controlled by the WifiLink (Lightwave’s hardware that permits remote control via the web and their smartphone app). Instead I have a Raspberry Pi running Domoticz which uses a USB antenna to control the Lightwave switches. Continue reading
I spent a bit of time last night putting together the final pieces of code that’ll connect alerts on IFTTT to devices and systems on my internal network, via a simple node.js server. It sits on the edge of my network listening for some JSON to be POSTed at it, and then relays the JSON to a machine inside the network. Initially just one machine – the Plex HTPC in the living room, but eventually I’ll add more logic. Continue reading