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Blaster with AWS Alexa Voice Control & IR Firing Power

Using an AWS Alexa Skill, remotely issue commands to a Particle enabled blaster (now with IR firing power for Stromtrooper and TV control)

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Blaster with AWS Alexa Voice Control & IR Firing Power

Things used in this project

Hardware components

Photon
Particle Photon
×1
MP3 Trigger
SparkFun MP3 Trigger
×1
SparkFun Breadboard Power Supply Stick 5V/3.3V
×1
3 mm LED: Red
3 mm LED: Red
×1
Amazon Echo
Amazon Alexa Amazon Echo
×1
SparkFun LED - Infrared 950nm
×1
Parallax Standard Servo
×1
Arduino UNO & Genuino UNO
Arduino UNO & Genuino UNO
×1
IR receiver (generic)
×1

Software apps and online services

Alexa Skills Kit
Amazon Alexa Alexa Skills Kit
AWS Lambda
Amazon Web Services AWS Lambda

Hand tools and fabrication machines

Hot glue gun (generic)
Hot glue gun (generic)
Soldering iron (generic)
Soldering iron (generic)

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Schematics

Blaster_Layout

Fritzing layout of the breakout board. Note that the button on the breadboard is converted to the trigger button and the LED is wired to extend to the barrel of the blaster

Fritzing Laout

Graphic of the fritzing layout
Photon circuit

Photon Breadboard

Layout of circuit and components before installing in blaster
Photon circuit

Arduino Breadboard

Layout for Arduino with LED and Servo
Arduino circuit

Photon Breadboard

Photon breadboard within blaster
Photon circuit

Code

AWS Blaster Git

Listing of files for NodeJS Lambda application, Alexa Skill, and Particle Source Code

Credits

Tom

Tom

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Contact
Thanks to Krishnaraj Varma.

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