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Hello & Good night - Smarthome control without a hub

Easy as a switch way to turn off smart home lights before you go to bed; without having to look at a smartphone or launch an application.

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Hello & Good night - Smarthome control without a hub

Things used in this project

Hardware components

AWS IoT Button
Amazon Web Services AWS IoT Button
Philips hue
Philips hue
WeMo Light Bulb starter set

Software apps and online services

IFTTT.com email gateway
Hue service
IFTTT Hue service


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AWS IoT Block diagram

This blog diagram shows you what happens from the top down via the service layers.



Set a rule for "new email in inbox from no-reply@sns.amazonaws.com" Which will be searched for by IFTTT to trigger the actions.

You can "aim" or "then" this to Hue, or Wemo or really any other service that IFTTT taps into. Note, that since these are triggered via email, the button presses won't be instant, but work after a the polling time by the servers.
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Dave Mathews

Dave Mathews

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Hacker since the 80's, still building stuff that requires fuel & power. Inventor of Time & Inc Magazine's Worst invention of the decade. Now doing Proximity.