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Man-Cave Season
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Jez Walter
Having great fun automating our garden room, yeah, yeah, alright, Man-Cave
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Switch light on - Switch Light Off,  Nooooo We can do so much more with Alexa, mind blowing, useful or just fun things you may never have imagined were possible. This site is all about exploring new affordable technologies around the home, using existing gadgets or even inventing some new ones of our own by up-cycling old kit out of the shed.  Alexa can’t do that … not possible The words ‘Not Possible’ are banished from the site, it’s hoped that this site will become a hive of ideas to convert wacky & crazy thoughts into amazing features and functions just by thinking outside-the-box and never accepting that something isn’t possible. Web Extractor The Web-Extractor is a PC application written to work with Alexa, to take what Alexa heard and to action it ourselves on our own network. Add voices, app launching, every kind of web search and more. It’s currently FREE to use with no card details or payment taken whatsoever and apart from initial login, it runs entirely on your ‘Local’ network and not on line. Videos showing new features will be created and uploaded as often as possible, but videos usually take longer to produce than the feature or function takes to program. The panel below will show a short description of any new features uploaded. Latest features
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Alexa light candles, dim lights
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Touch screen music videos I don’t really see the point of getting Alexa to select tracks for me, I’d have to wait until the end of each track to request the next or wait for a quiet spot so that she could hear me. Instead I bought on an old supermarket touch screen from ebay and hooked it up to my PC. Created a quick app that scans my pc for either MP3 or MPeg files and sorts them alphabetically. Now you just touch the tracks you want to play and they stack up and start automatically. The same app can be called up by any browser on the network and the actual music or music video plays through the PC and out of the TV or HiFi system. I also put an HDMI splitter repeater on the PC so that it can directly drive up to 4 large screen TV’s simultaneously. Alexa games table You can now have literally hundreds of board games, just ask Alexa for any of them and the actual board appears instantly onto any TV, this one was mounted in an old coffee table. Get the counters out from the cupboard underneath and you’re ready to play in seconds. Just say, ‘Alexa scrabble’ or ‘Alexa backgammon’ and the board appears or even use it to play retro gaming, pinball etc.  The TV itself is driven by a Raspberry Pi with nothing installed whatsoever, just type in an IP address and the app on the main PC does the rest through its built in web server. One of the easiest things to set up and yet so useful for a quiet Sunday afternoon. Candles made to work with Alexa These are cheap battery driven candles that have an exceptionally realistic flickering flame. Using some wooden dowel I made dummy batteries with two wires coming out of each. I added a current limiting resister to the positive wire so that only a few milliamps could get through to the candle otherwise it would simply blow it. Really easy to do then used an old 5v transformer to power them, lots of them.  You set up your own triggers and your own response, Alexa … get romantic OK, turning down lights, lighting candles, switching on music, you’ve got no chance.
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Alexa
Jez Walter
Home automation software, hardware, inspiration
What can we ask her to do next?
site was formally AddToPad
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Switch light on - Switch Light Off,  Nooooo We can do so much more with Alexa, Mind blowing, useful or just ‘fun’ things you may never have imagined were possible. This site is all about exploring what else we can ‘bring to the party’ on a very, very low budget. Sharing in the knowledge of ‘Hidden Gems’ that these incredible gadgets and devices may already possess. Alexa can’t do that … not possible The words ‘Not Possible’ are banished from the site, this site will become a spring-board to launch wacky & crazy thoughts into amazing features and functions just by thinking outside-the-box and never accepting that something isn’t possible. Web Extractor The Web-Extractor is a PC application written to work with Alexa, to take what Alexa heard and to action it ourselves on our own network. Add voices, app launching, every kind of web search and more. It’s currently FREE to use with no card details or payment taken whatsoever and apart from initial login, it runs entirely on your ‘Local’ network and not on line. Please visit the website from a full desktop