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weather triggered Alexa skill

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Offline jwlv

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weather triggered Alexa skill
« on: July 01, 2021, 12:14:39 am »
Recently I put a smartplug in my garage to control a ventilation fan. I thought, wouldn't it be nice if the fan can turn on and off on its own based on the current temperature?

I realize there are a dozen ways to do this, but I'm trying to go the super cheap route. I don't want to add any sensor devices. I don't need my own temperature reading at my house. I just want to get the regional temperature for my area.  If the temperature is above a certain threshold, say 90 degrees, it'll trigger an Alexa routine to turn on the fan's smartplug.

So what I'm looking for is a way to use the regional temperature as a trigger for an Alexa routine. Does something like this exist? I mean if an Alexa routine can trigger based on the time of sunset/sunrise, it should be also able to do this based on temperature too.


Offline jwlv

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Re: weather triggered Alexa skill
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2021, 12:17:44 am »
To add on to this thread about weather triggered routines, it would also be nice to put a lamp with a color smartbulb next to the door that'll light up in red, orange, yellow, green, blue based on how hot, mild, or cold it is.

Re: weather triggered Alexa skill
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2021, 08:43:33 am »
What can trigger Alexa routines  is constantly expanding. Given weather forecast information has been available since Alexa's implementation this should have been available before now.
 I've been triggering events via mutiple weather conditions since the late 80s. There are several Home Automation programs that can do this, some have Alexa skills.
 I have no doubt Alexa will at some point be able to trigger routines via weather conditions.
If you want to trigger things from temperature now then look at a Home Automation program that supports your smart devices.
  I curently use HomeGenie running on a Raspberry Pi. It curently doesn't have an Alexa skill but Alexa can still trigger what it does if needed.