HowTo: Voice control of BCS with Amazon Alexa

Describe your system and processes, and post your config file.
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Re: HowTo: Voice control of BCS with Amazon Alexa

Post by JonW » Sat May 25, 2019 2:55 pm

Double check the IP you entered into the javascript code. That needs to be your home IP/port for AWS to reach your BCS to control it. Looks like something is wrong there.

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Re: HowTo: Voice control of BCS with Amazon Alexa

Post by berrywise » Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:06 pm

berrywise wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 4:28 pm
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 without getting this done so last night I sat down and started again, linking accounts did its best to hold me back, but hot damn if I didn't just turn on my water pump by saying "Alexa, turn on water pump"

Alexa: Ok

!!!!!!!!

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Re: HowTo: Voice control of BCS with Amazon Alexa

Post by berrywise » Sat Apr 04, 2020 1:36 pm

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, though something should turn on regardless, do states also start at 0 like the processes do?

{
"applianceId": "CUSTOM_P1S2",
"friendlyName": "Preheat Ton",
"friendlyDescription": "Activate Process HLT, State: Preheat Tun",
"manufacturerName": "Embedded Control Concepts",
"modelName": "BCS",
"version": "2",
"isReachable": true,
"additionalApplianceDetails": {
"extraDetail1": "",
"extraDetail2": "",
"extraDetail3": "/api/process/1",
"extraDetail4": JSON.stringify({"current_state": 2})
},
"actions": [
"turnOn"
]
},

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