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Gopal Amlekar
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How to Automate Your Home With Your Voice

Here is a demo of voice-controlled home automation using Amazon Alexa and PubNub data stream network.

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How to Automate Your Home With Your Voice

Things used in this project

Hardware components

Raspberry Pi 3 Model B
Raspberry Pi 3 Model B
Have a full setup with Keyboard, Mouse and HDMI monitor.
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BeagleBone Black
BeagleBoard.org BeagleBone Black
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LED (generic)
LED (generic)
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Resistor 470 Ohm
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Servo (generic)
Typical servo motor
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Speaker: 0.25W, 8 ohms
Speaker: 0.25W, 8 ohms
Any speaker to connect to Raspberry Pi's audio output. (Alternative to HDMI sound)
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USB microphone
Microphone of a headset on Raspberry Pi's 3.5mm audio jack will *not* work. So a separate USB microphone is must.
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Software apps and online services

Alexa Skills Kit
Amazon Alexa Alexa Skills Kit
PubNub Publish/Subscribe API
PubNub Publish/Subscribe API
Heroku
Cloud service provider for web app/service and lot more

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Schematics

BeagleBone Black wiring

Schematic for connecting demo LEDs and a servo motor to BeagleBone Black
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Code

Skill adapter code running as web service

This repository contains code to run as a Heroku web app running skill adapter code for the Alexa skill.

PubNub listener and GPIO controller

This Node.js code runs on BeagleBone Black to control its GPIO (on/off and PWM) based on messages received on PubNub channel.

Credits

Gopal Amlekar

Gopal Amlekar

1 project • 5 followers
Electronics engineer with over 20 years experience in embedded systems product development, firmware, software, electronics.. Love to hack..
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