Greg Ensom
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Use Alexa to Control Your TV!

You ever lose your clicker/remote and wish you could just talk to your TV? Well anything your clicker can do, your Alexa can do!

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Use Alexa to Control Your TV!

Things used in this project

Hardware components

Arduino UNO & Genuino UNO
Arduino UNO & Genuino UNO
This is Used with the IR Transmitting Diode to send the TV Commands to the Television
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NodeMCU ESP8266 Breakout Board
NodeMCU ESP8266 Breakout Board
This Component is the Wi-Fi Module that connects to the Amazon Alexa App as a "WEMO" device. Sends pulse for each device to Arduino UNO
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IR Transmitter/Receiver
This Component is used in series with a 100 Ohm Resistor to send IR Commands to the TV
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Software apps and online services

Arduino IDE
Arduino IDE

Hand tools and fabrication machines

Soldering iron (generic)
Soldering iron (generic)

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Schematics

NodeMCU to Arduino Schematic

This is the Final Schematic Connecting the Arduino the NodeMCU (Wi-Fi Module)
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Code

ESP8266-Alexa.ino

C/C++
This is to be written to the NodeMCU Chip to Emulate a "WEMO" Device via Arduino IDE
#include <Arduino.h>
#include <ESP8266WiFi.h>
#include "fauxmoESP.h"

// -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
// Wifi Credentials
// -----------------------------------------------------------------------------

#define WIFI_SSID "linksys"
#define WIFI_PASS ""

#define SERIAL_BAUDRATE                 115200

fauxmoESP fauxmo;

// -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
// Wifi
// -----------------------------------------------------------------------------


void wifiSetup() {
  // Set WIFI module to STA mode
  WiFi.mode(WIFI_STA);

  // Connect
  Serial.printf("[WIFI] Connecting to %s ", WIFI_SSID);
  WiFi.begin(WIFI_SSID, WIFI_PASS);

  // Wait
  while (WiFi.status() != WL_CONNECTED) {
      Serial.print(".");
      delay(100);
  }
  Serial.println();

  // Connected!
  Serial.printf("[WIFI] STATION Mode, SSID: %s, IP address: %s\n", WiFi.SSID().c_str(), WiFi.localIP().toString().c_str());
}

// -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
// Initilize Pins
// -----------------------------------------------------------------------------

#define RELAY_PIN1 13
#define RELAY_PIN2 2
#define RELAY_PIN3 14
#define RELAY_PIN4 15

void setup() {
  //initialize relay pins
  pinMode(RELAY_PIN1, OUTPUT);
  digitalWrite(RELAY_PIN1, LOW);
  pinMode(RELAY_PIN2, OUTPUT);
  digitalWrite(RELAY_PIN2, LOW);
  pinMode(RELAY_PIN3, OUTPUT);
  digitalWrite(RELAY_PIN3, LOW);
  pinMode(RELAY_PIN4, OUTPUT);
  digitalWrite(RELAY_PIN4, LOW);
  
    // Init serial port and clean garbage
    Serial.begin(SERIAL_BAUDRATE);
    Serial.println();
    Serial.println();
    Serial.println("FauxMo demo sketch");
    Serial.println("After connection, ask Alexa/Echo to 'turn pixels on' or 'off' or 'turn relay on' or 'off'");

  // Wifi
  wifiSetup();

// -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
// Alexa Device Names
// -----------------------------------------------------------------------------

  // Fauxmo
  fauxmo.addDevice("TV");
  fauxmo.addDevice("GregsNetflix");
  fauxmo.addDevice("Sleep");
  fauxmo.addDevice("Office");
  fauxmo.onMessage(callback);
}

// -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
// Alexa Operation Calls
// -----------------------------------------------------------------------------

void callback(uint8_t device_id, const char * device_name, bool state) {
  Serial.printf("[MAIN] %s state: %s\n", device_name, state ? "ON" : "OFF");
  
  if ( (strcmp(device_name, "TV") == 0) ) {
    // adjust the relay immediately!
    if (state) {
      digitalWrite(RELAY_PIN1, HIGH);
    } else {
      digitalWrite(RELAY_PIN1, HIGH);
    }
  }
  
  if ( (strcmp(device_name, "GregsNetflix") == 0) ) {
    // adjust the relay immediately!
    if (state) {
      digitalWrite(RELAY_PIN2, HIGH);
    } else {
      digitalWrite(RELAY_PIN2, LOW);
    }
  }
  
  if ( (strcmp(device_name, "Sleep") == 0) ) {
    // adjust the relay immediately!
    if (state) {
      digitalWrite(RELAY_PIN3, HIGH);
    } else {
      digitalWrite(RELAY_PIN3, LOW);
    }
  }

  if ( (strcmp(device_name, "Office") == 0) ) {
    // adjust the relay immediately!
    if (state) {
      digitalWrite(RELAY_PIN4, HIGH);
    } else {
      digitalWrite(RELAY_PIN4, LOW);
    }
  }
}

void loop() {
  fauxmo.handle();
  delay(500);
  digitalWrite(RELAY_PIN1, LOW);
  digitalWrite(RELAY_PIN2, LOW);
  digitalWrite(RELAY_PIN3, LOW);
  digitalWrite(RELAY_PIN4, LOW);
}

IR-Alexa-Send.ino

C/C++
This is Uploaded to the Arduino UNO to read signals from NodeMCU and send out the appropriate IR Signals via the IR Transmitting Diode
#include <IRremote.h>

IRsend irsend;

#define a 4
#define b 5
#define c 6
#define d 7

void setup() {
  Serial.begin(9600);
  pinMode(a, INPUT);
  pinMode(b, INPUT);
  pinMode(c, INPUT);
  pinMode(d, INPUT);
}

void loop() {
  if (digitalRead(a) == HIGH) {
    irsend.sendNEC(0x57E3E817, 32); //Power Code
    Serial.println("TV");
    delay(500);
  }
  if (digitalRead(b) == HIGH) {
    irsend.sendNEC(0x57E354AB, 32); //Enter Key
    delay(2000);
    irsend.sendNEC(0x57E39867, 32); //Up Key
    delay(1000);
    irsend.sendNEC(0x57E39867, 32); //Up Key
    delay(1000);
    irsend.sendNEC(0x57E39867, 32); //Up Key
    delay(1000);
    irsend.sendNEC(0x57E3B44B, 32); //Right Key
    delay(1000);
    irsend.sendNEC(0x57E354AB, 32); //Enter
    delay(2000);
    irsend.sendNEC(0x57E354AB, 32); //Enter 
    Serial.println("The Office");
    delay(500);
  }
  if (digitalRead(c) == HIGH) {
    irsend.sendNEC(0x57E38679, 32); //Options Button
    delay(1500);
    irsend.sendNEC(0x57E3CC33, 32); //Down key
    delay(700);
    irsend.sendNEC(0x57E3CC33, 32); //Down key
    delay(700);
    irsend.sendNEC(0x57E3CC33, 32); //Down key
    delay(700);
    irsend.sendNEC(0x57E3CC33, 32); //Down key
    delay(700);
    irsend.sendNEC(0x57E3B44B, 32); //Right Key
    delay(700);
    irsend.sendNEC(0x57E3B44B, 32); //Right Key
    delay(900);
    irsend.sendNEC(0x57E38679, 32); //Options Button    
    Serial.println("Sleep Timer");
    delay(500);
  }
  if (digitalRead(d) == HIGH) {
    irsend.sendNEC(0x57E34AB5, 32); //Netflix Code
    Serial.println("Greg's Netflix");
    delay(500);
  }
}

IR_REMOTE_read.ino

C/C++
Use this Code on your Arduino to read the Clicker Hits coming from your Remote to the IR Receiver.
//2017.06.22

#include <IRremote.h>
#include <LiquidCrystal.h>

/* HOW TO WIRE UP LCD SCREEN LEFT TO RIGHT PIN WITH PINS ON TOP SIDE
 *  
 *  GND - VCC - POT MIDDLE - 12 - GND - 11 - NONE - NONE - NONE - NONE - 5 - 4 - 9 - 2 - VCC - GND
 *  
 *  POT MUST HAVE 5V AND GND ON IT AND CAN ROTATE THE KNOB TO CHANGE LCD CONTRAST
 */
 
LiquidCrystal lcd(12, 11, 5, 4, 9, 2); //9 instead of 3 (NEED FOR TRANSMITTER)

int receiverpin = 10;

IRrecv irrecv(receiverpin);
decode_results results;


void setup() {
  lcd.begin(16, 2);
  pinMode(receiverpin, INPUT);
  Serial.begin(9600);
  irrecv.enableIRIn();
}

void loop() {
  if (irrecv.decode(&results))
  {
    Serial.println(results.value, HEX);
    irrecv.resume();
    lcd.clear();
    lcd.print(results.value, HEX);
    delay(150);
  }
}

Credits

Greg Ensom

Greg Ensom

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