ESP8266 Thermostat Alexa Skill

by rebel7580

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ESP8266 Alexa Skills Thermostat

Alexa skill to control HomeVision Thermostat via ESP8266 without opening a router's port/firewall.

You must have a HomeVision Controller running HomeVisionXL software with the NetIO plug-in and an RCS TX-15B thermostat for this to work.

This project is based on the work of Nassir Malik. See his Youtube tutorials at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCn8v7OzXk7IqRdKZdf14yjA and code at https://github.com/nassir-malik

TCP code used to talk to the HomeVision system is a modified version from Big Dan the Blogging Man at https://bigdanzblog.wordpress.com/2016/02/09/esp8266arduino-ide-communicating-with-tcp/

In This project you will be able to control a HomeVision Thermostat via ESP8266 with Alexa skills without opening a firewall port or setting up a reverse proxy.

  1. Download this project and unzip.

  2. Deploy this project to Heroku by clicking this button Deploy

  3. Copy following folders to "C:\Program Files (x86)\Arduino\libraries"

    arduinoWebSockets

    ArduinoJson

  4. Update and flash your ESP8266 with "ESP8266/ESP8266_WebSocketClient/ESP8266_WebSocketClient.ino"

  5. Create an Alexa skills using the info in alexa utterences.txt and add Heroku app URL as an end-point

  6. Test and enjoy.

See also this Project's Wiki page for more details.