We wanted to explore the possibilities of an Amazon Alexa along with a Photon chip.
What it does
It's like a smart home, but without smart devices!
Alexa, trigger turn [on/off] light
Alexa, trigger turn [on/off] [red/green/blue/party] light
Alexa, trigger turn [on/off] fan
How we built it
We created Alexa skills to send inputs to the Particle.io/Photon chip to allow us to simulate turning on lights from a far. We also had a RGB light that could be used to set the mood and we could turn on and off a fan.
Challenges we ran into
AWS and Alexa skill dev kit were hard to work with.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We made a cool "party" RGB mode.
What we learned
We learned how to interface with Alexa.
What's next for Alexa Controlled Home
Expand the scope.