Alexa controlled Smart light, compatible with Philips Hue

About:
Philips Hue is a great way to colour your home with light, but they are also phenomenally expensive. These Zigbee lights are just as good for a lot less money!Links:
Buy this lamp here:
UK: amzn.to/2oe9Mmn
US: www.amazon.com/dp/B01M5DXXKK/?tag=paulhibbertco-21

By buying through any of the links above you will help support my channel (Paul Hibbert) as I will earn commission at no extra cost to you 🙂

How to dim your main lights with Alexa without Philips Hue

 
Links:
Buy this dimmer here: amzn.to/2ncw4U6
Buy an RM pro here: amzn.to/2mk0ZMd
Buy an Echo dot here: amzn.to/2mCCwE2
Buy a full blown Echo speaker here: amzn.to/2m3xNrZ
By buying through any of the links above you will help support my channel (Paul Hibbert) as I will earn commission at no extra cost to you :)About:
This is an unboxing, installation, demonstration and a tutorial of the GLS touch dimmer (G1-1GWDR) which can be controlled with Alexa via the Broadlink RM pro

There’s no pressure to donate anything at all, but if I’ve helped you and you’re feeling generous then your kindness is welcome.

You can Paypal me a one off thank you, or if you’re feeling super generous and want to support me regularly you can become a Patron.
Donate to me here: www.paypal.me/PaulHibbert
Become a Patron here: www.patreon.com/paulhibbert

 

Get Alexa to read text messages. My review of Mastermind

About:
This is a review and a quick start tutorial to show you how to install the Mastermind skill by Convessa.The Mastermind skill allows you to ask Alexa to read text messages, Facebook messages, Whatsapp notifications, receive and reject phone calls, find your phone, cast to chromecast and much more!If you want to help keep me going then you can donate to me at www.paypal.me/PaulHibbert
Or you can become a Patron at www.patreon.com/paulhibbert

 

Control Kodi streams with Alexa

This is an update to my Kodi-Alexa tutorial to show you how you can add streaming services to the Kodi library and in turn load your favourite shows and movies by speaking to Alexa.

This tutorial uses Salts to add the items to your library. Once complete you can follow my original tutorial (also on this page)

In no way do I condone piracy. This video is for educational purposes only.

If you’re feeling generous…
www.paypal.me/PaulHibbert
www.patreon.com/paulhibbert

 

How not to replace a mains lightswitch with an RF lightswitch

 
How not to replace a mains lightswitch with an RF lightswitch 😉

Some Caveats if you choose to follow this in your own house…

1. I accept no responsibility if you kill or injure yourself
2. I accept no responsibility if you burn your house down
3. I don’t know why you have 5 wires sticking out of your wall when I only have 3 in my video
4. If at any point you think maybe I shouldn’t be doing this then you’re right and should hire a professional
5. Don’t try this with the electric on, you will almost certainly die
6. Don’t assume your switch is no longer live just because you turned the electric off, use a multimeter or an electricians screw driver to confirm there is no current. Be sure too test the multimeter is working before you do this
7. If you are an electrician looking to berate me for using incorrect terminology, for squashing cables, or for making a YouTube video on a subject I am not qualified to talk about then I apologise in advance. You are right.

Alexa Home Alarm system tutorial

Demo here

Alexa Home alarm tutorial – Setting the alarm

Use Alexa to turn any Android device into a fully automated home alarm system

Alexa Home alarm tutorial – Scaring the burglars

  
This is a tutorial on how to get Alexa to talk to burglars and spook them by turning the lights on when movement is detected by any Android device.

My Wav files are here for you to freely download

Alexa Home alarm tutorial – Welcome home

  
This is a tutorial on how to get Alexa to welcome you home when you swipe an NFC tag or give a special phrase.

My Wav files are here for you to freely download

RM Pro LED light strip control tutorial

  www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-NT_hki6gQ%5B/embedyt%5D
 Control any LED strip with Alexa without having to pay the premium for Philips Hue Lightstrips.

Anyone who saw my previous tutorial on controlling the RM pro can just view this as a cool idea for something else to try and you can stop watching at 2:07 if you don’t need a refresher on how to set this up, anyone who hasn’t seen my previous tutorial can benefit from this from start to finish.

The RM pro costs around £30 and can control almost any Infrared or RF device, this is just one application 🙂

Alexa Google Search skill tutorial

 
This is a guide to creating the Google search skill that will allow you to ask Alexa to give you answers from Google instead of Bing!

Full credit to tartan guru and the Adrian smart assistant project.

I forgot to mention in the video that once signed up to AWS you’ll need to set your region as either Ireland or Virginia depending on whether you’re in Europe or the States. No other region works!!

Download the code here: github.com/tartanguru/alexa-google-search
=============

Intent schema below:
{
“intents”: [
{
“intent”: “SearchIntent”,
“slots”: [
{
“name”: “search”,
“type”: “SEARCH”
}
]
},
{
“intent”: “AMAZON.StopIntent”
}
]
}

=============

Sample utterances:
SearchIntent {search}