I wanted to use my Amazon Echo Dot to connect to my Raspberry Pi, and have it turn on switches wirelessly.
What I have done: I have been able to use Makermusings's Fauxmo and a relay board to "trick" Alexa to think that the Raspberry Pi is a Wemo device, and switch things on and off. However, that limits one to set all of the desired devices around a single area that is close to the Raspberry Pi.
I wanted to do the following:
- Say command: "Alexa, turn on lamp"
- Alexa sends command to Raspberry Pi through Fauxmo
- Raspberry Pi turns on a switch far away that may be in the kitchen, but would use some sort of wireless switch
Question: How can I control a switch wirelessly through Alexa/Raspberry Pi?