Controlling a ESP8266 with Alexa

Here is an easy project using a Echo Dot (Alexa) to control my ESP8266. I give it simple commands (Alexa, lights, off) and the command shows on the LCD screen attached to the ESP8266. Actual relays will be the next step to attach.

The project is based on the Adafruit tutorial at https://learn.adafruit.com/easy-alexa-or-echo-control-of-your-esp8266-huzzah/overview

with LCD and other modifications made by me. My code is found at https://pastebin.com/NjMcsTRh

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SS4H-SD Smart Doorbell – DIY project based on ESP32

You surely know this feeling when the doorbell rings while you are doing something interesting: watching a movie, playing a video game, or spending a romantic evening with your loved one. And when it turns out that this is an uninvited/unwanted guest, you get even more pissed off.

Of course, you can ignore it and not open the door, but there will always be this hint of uncertainty – “maybe it was important”.

The solution to this problem is the “smart doorbell”. Thanks to it, you’ll know if it is worth getting up from the couch and opening the door or not.

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Simple External and Internal Weather Station using Arduino Nano, DHT22, 433Mhz

Today I would like to propose a simple project that requires easy skills. It’s a simple weather station, that measures, internal and external temperature. It’s made out of two components: an indoor receiver, and an outdoor transmitter. The transmission is managed at 433Mhz. The components and the electrical diagram for both devices, are showed in the video. The receiver is very easy to use. to toggle between the external and internal temperature, you need to press the button for more than 3 seconds.

Digital LED Staircase lightening in motion using Arduino and Ultrasonic Sensor

Automated lightening of staircase not only helps to save electricity but also takes us to advancement in quality living of life. We generally uses normal circuit to turn on and off the light in stairs, but there is loss in electricity since we turn it off only at once during sleep. So, in this tutorial we are going to make the automated staircase that will light up only when it senses motion of people passing through stair.

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