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echo voice command to serial string?

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echo voice command to serial string?
« on: November 10, 2016, 08:18:12 am »
There must be a voice to serial string app for echo that would use:
"Alexa"
"computer" or other key word to just send the following out a serial port?
"any text string command" (send out rs-232 or usb, etc)

Of course an optional verify command before send would be nice.

Re: echo voice command to serial string?
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2016, 11:29:15 am »
There must be a voice to serial string app for echo that would use:
"Alexa"
"computer" or other key word to just send the following out a serial port?
"any text string command" (send out rs-232 or usb, etc)

Of course an optional verify command before send would be nice.

Considering the fact that there are no digital data I/O ports of any kind on Echos/Dots/Taps I'm not sure how you think this would be possible.

Re: echo voice command to serial string?
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2016, 11:32:01 am »
I was thinking more of a pc app or raspberry app. anything that echo could talk to via the internet.

Re: echo voice command to serial string?
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2016, 01:57:58 pm »
I was thinking more of a pc app or raspberry app. anything that echo could talk to via the internet.

Echo can't talk to your PC/Raspberry/Mac/etc via the internet, at least not directly, nor is there any native Alexa support for such communication.  What Alexa can do on behalf of your Echo is invoke a user-written "skill" that could forward the text of a command to an app running on one of those platforms.  But you would need both components working in conjunction with one another, not just an app running on the target platform.  Maybe there's an IFTTT recipe for something like that, but I've never seen one.

Re: echo voice command to serial string?
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2016, 12:36:11 am »
EventGhost can do it.

Re: echo voice command to serial string?
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2016, 08:42:01 am »
EventGhost can do it.

Yes, via a custom Alexa skill that you need to install and enable to an Amazon Developer account.