Search found 40 matches

by berrywise
Thu May 27, 2021 10:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Boil off rate and duty cycle
Replies: 0
Views: 148

Boil off rate and duty cycle

On my system I have been setting my duty rate on the boil to 75. I find that allows for the bubbling to stop by the time the element kicks back on. The issue with that is my boil off rate in the summer is around 2 gallons an hour. Think it safe to lower my duty to reduce my boil off? I know it isn't...
by berrywise
Sat Apr 04, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: BCS Programming
Topic: HowTo: Voice control of BCS with Amazon Alexa
Replies: 82
Views: 58105

Re: HowTo: Voice control of BCS with Amazon Alexa

So far I've had great success naming, configuring, turning on/off outputs and starting processes. That said I'm struggling to do anything custom. I have the following setup. Alexa acknowledges that this "device" exists but nothing actually happens in my BCS. Any ideas? Side question, thoug...
by berrywise
Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: BCS Programming
Topic: HowTo: Voice control of BCS with Amazon Alexa
Replies: 82
Views: 58105

Re: HowTo: Voice control of BCS with Amazon Alexa

Hey all, Curious if anyone has recently tried to configure this? Following the instructions that Oakbarn was ever so kind to create are unfortunately dated enough (Amazon/AWS have redesigned their website) that I haven't been able to do it myself. I AM SO PUMPED I didn't want to go an entire year w...
by berrywise
Sat May 25, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: BCS Programming
Topic: HowTo: Voice control of BCS with Amazon Alexa
Replies: 82
Views: 58105

Re: HowTo: Voice control of BCS with Amazon Alexa

If I ever get time, my goal is to rewrite this as a plugin to another program called openHAB. It's mainly for home automation stuff, but controlling the BCS through there would give you Alexa, Homekit/Siri and other control options in one place. I completely understand. I'm amazed at the amount ya'...
by berrywise
Sat May 25, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: BCS Programming
Topic: HowTo: Voice control of BCS with Amazon Alexa
Replies: 82
Views: 58105

Re: HowTo: Voice control of BCS with Amazon Alexa

I'll take a peek at the post you linked. In the meantime here is the full log START RequestId: fe371e65-d546-4ddb-b855-b3c50c05b167 Version: $LATEST 2019-05-25T19:05:12.418Z fe371e65-d546-4ddb-b855-b3c50c05b167 ********** Event Request ********** 2019-05-25T19:05:12.419Z fe371e65-d546-4ddb-b855-b3c5...
by berrywise
Sat May 25, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: BCS Programming
Topic: HowTo: Voice control of BCS with Amazon Alexa
Replies: 82
Views: 58105

Re: HowTo: Voice control of BCS with Amazon Alexa

After copying and pasting the code and changing the IP address, port and username/password I scroll down and come upon the execution role similar to step 28. From there you don't get the option of choosing Lambda Basic Execution but you can create one which I did. Lastly I added a Smart Home Skill f...
by berrywise
Sat May 25, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: BCS Programming
Topic: HowTo: Voice control of BCS with Amazon Alexa
Replies: 82
Views: 58105

Re: HowTo: Voice control of BCS with Amazon Alexa

Scrolling down on that page I am able to edit code inline, change the runtime to Node.js 4.3 and leave the handler as index.handler

Function Code screenshot
by berrywise
Sat May 25, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: BCS Programming
Topic: HowTo: Voice control of BCS with Amazon Alexa
Replies: 82
Views: 58105

Re: HowTo: Voice control of BCS with Amazon Alexa

Deployment Status Screen On this screen it seems that if you click on alexasmarthomeskilladapter under Resource you can get to the configure screen (kind of like step 20) At this point I really start getting lost :D Designer Page You now can see I have the ARN that I was looking for at Step 6 for m...
by berrywise
Sat May 25, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: BCS Programming
Topic: HowTo: Voice control of BCS with Amazon Alexa
Replies: 82
Views: 58105

Re: HowTo: Voice control of BCS with Amazon Alexa

Strep 15 - Create Lambda Function screen Strep 15 - skill adapter Choosing "Use a Blueprint" doesn't show any results for the Skill adapter but choosing Browse serverless app repository does. Strep 15 - skill adapter Choosing "Use a Blueprint" doesn't show any results for the Sk...
by berrywise
Sat May 25, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: BCS Programming
Topic: HowTo: Voice control of BCS with Amazon Alexa
Replies: 82
Views: 58105

Re: HowTo: Voice control of BCS with Amazon Alexa

Following Oakbarn's tutorial I get stuck when I get to step 5/6. This is what the new layout looks like: Step 5 Selecting Custom or Smart Home will bring you to the following screen which differs great from Oakbarn's tutorial. This is what the next step in the process now looks like Step 6 From what...