Thursday, April 23, 2015

I am lazy ( so i hooked up my Amazon Echo to my z-wave devices)

Amazon announced that they are now supporting the Belkin Wemo and the Phillips Hue on the Amazon Echo.  This is great unless you already invested in a bunch of z-wave devices and gateway.  If you have a Vera Z-wave home automation gatway take a look at my Amazon-Echo-HA-Bridge on github.  It emulates a Phillips Hue to allow the Amazon Echo to turn on/off my lights/fan/stuff!

Alexa: main screen turn on.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

I am lazy (so i built a RC mower)

  1. Arduino ~20USD
  2. Sabertooth 2x25A driver ~125USD
  3. Specktrum DX5 60USD
  4. Craigslist electric motor ~20USD
  5. Used invacare wheelchair ~300USD

Not having to be outside in the Texas heat? Priceless