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Amazon Echo Turned on TV and Fish Tank Lights

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Offline jwlv

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Re: Amazon Echo Turned on TV and Fish Tank Lights
« Reply #15 on: December 22, 2016, 10:10:35 am »
A lot of robotic vacuums use infrared for its guidance system. It could affect other devices that use IR, such as TV's or a ceiling fan/light that has an IR remote. Some Roomba vacuums come with a guidance cube that projects an IR map on your ceiling which could affect other devices too. I think Roomba calls it the "north star system".

Re: Amazon Echo Turned on TV and Fish Tank Lights
« Reply #16 on: December 22, 2016, 12:39:44 pm »
A lot of robotic vacuums use infrared for its guidance system. It could affect other devices that use IR, such as TV's or a ceiling fan/light that has an IR remote. Some Roomba vacuums come with a guidance cube that projects an IR map on your ceiling which could affect other devices too. I think Roomba calls it the "north star system".

Interesting.  But he says that devices are being impacted in multiple rooms.  On the other hand, IR is reflected by some materials (including aluminum), so I suppose the light could be getting bounced into multiple rooms that way.

Re: Amazon Echo Turned on TV and Fish Tank Lights
« Reply #17 on: December 22, 2016, 03:10:04 pm »
Even could be related to the entanglement principle of quantum physics.   ;)

Re: Amazon Echo Turned on TV and Fish Tank Lights
« Reply #18 on: December 22, 2016, 03:38:54 pm »
Even could be related to the entanglement principle of quantum physics.   ;)

Heisenberg did it....and he didn't do it.

Re: Amazon Echo Turned on TV and Fish Tank Lights
« Reply #19 on: December 22, 2016, 05:20:33 pm »
Nah, it was done by Neils Bohr --- when Heisenberg wasn't looking!