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Retired Intel engineer who worked in the Innovation Center. I'm very interested in technology that helps families serve as remote caregivers for their parents

Using Amazon Echo (Alexa) as microphone for EZ-Robot

In searching for a noise tolerant microphone for my EZ-Robot AdventureBot I checked out the Amazon Echo product which has a great feature in its always-on array microphones. You can even place several low-cost Echo Dots ($50) around your home to enable multi room use. The problem was how to get it to talk to EZB. The answer is, as pointed out by @Mickey666Maus in a previous post, the free web service called IFTTT (If This This Than That). IFTTT has a built-in interface (Channel) that supports Amazon Echo and includes a user defined Channel called Maker that offers a means to send http commands to devices.

Last Modified on 4/25/2017

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