If you've already got an Amazon Echo or Echo Dot in your home or office, you can easily add your very own devices. In this quick project we'll show how to use an Adafruit ESP8266 Feather HUZZAH to control NeoPixels or a relay.

You can easily adapt the code to add any number of devices to a single Feather for all sorts of interactive home automation projects with ease!

No external server, gateway, service, computer, Raspberry Pi, etc. required!


Code and tutorial based on the great open source lib & example code at http://tinkerman.cat/emulate-wemo-device-esp8266/ which is based off of the Python example code by https://github.com/makermusings/fauxmo


Required Parts!

You'll need an ESP8266 of some sort. We suggest our Feather (all-in one!)

Adafruit Feather HUZZAH with ESP8266

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Or HUZZAH breakout (harder to use, requires an FTDI cable or USB-Serial adapter)

Adafruit HUZZAH ESP8266 Breakout

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You'll also need a USB cable for the above and/or a battery for portable use.

Our demo code also uses a Relay FeatherWing and a NeoPixel Featherwing

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Adafruit Power Relay FeatherWing

A Feather board without ambition is a Feather board without FeatherWings! This is the Power Relay FeatherWing. It gives you power to control, and control over power....

You can also use a Powerswitch tail if you want to control an outlet without splicing any cables

Powerswitch tail 2

The PST has been discontinued. Please check out the IoT Power Relay for an equivalent alternative. The IoT Power Relay has more...
Last updated on Jan 24, 2017 Published on Nov 27, 2016