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  #1497369 22-Feb-2016 20:52
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Download Amazon underground from here

https://www.amazon.com/gp/mas/get/android/

And install from there.

Cheers, Matt.





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  #1497418 22-Feb-2016 21:37
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do what I do and have email addresses set up in Google play and put your address in that country, I have a login in USA, UK and Aussie, thus any updates and apps can be installed for anywhere that counts.


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  #1497420 22-Feb-2016 21:38
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Does anyone know where to get the Echo remote? I am starting to believe it has been discontinued and really need one for my bedroom.




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  #1497448 22-Feb-2016 22:08
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I really want more of the magnetic holders that they supplied with the echo and remote, since they hold the fire tv remote well.





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  #1498134 23-Feb-2016 21:30
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Installed Amazon Underground still can't for the life of me work out how the hell to install the app doing a search in underground shows nothing

Help??




 

 


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  #1498148 23-Feb-2016 21:52
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Ugh and just as I say that I get it working not sure which part sorted it but a new gmail account, signed up while connected via VPN to the states, plus clearing cache and app data of google play first, running Amazon underground, finally searched and it appeared and allowed me to install!!




 

 


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  #1501826 29-Feb-2016 21:14
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Sorry for tagging on the end of the Amazon Echo post,... but I'm just continuing on from Sumners mention of MQTT, so have been learning it and am just continuing from there...

 

 

 

I've setup OpenHAB, Mosquitto (same device) programmed up an Arduino with Ethershield, a relay and some reed switches and I've got messages going between Arduino and Mosquitto working well.

 

My issue is I can't seem to get the garage door status to display properly in the OpenHAB interface.  If I sub to the message to test, I can see the inbound Garage door states coming into Mosquitto from the Arduino:

 

root@chip:/usr/share/openhab/configurations# mosquitto_sub -d -t "openhab/garage/doorstatus"
Client mosqsub/2432-chip sending CONNECT
Client mosqsub/2432-chip received CONNACK
Client mosqsub/2432-chip sending SUBSCRIBE (Mid: 1, Topic: openhab/garage/doorstatus, QoS: 0)
Client mosqsub/2432-chip received SUBACK
Subscribed (mid: 1): 0
Client mosqsub/2432-chip received PUBLISH (d0, q0, r0, m0, 'openhab/garage/doorstatus', ... (1 bytes))
3
Client mosqsub/2432-chip received PUBLISH (d0, q0, r0, m0, 'openhab/garage/doorstatus', ... (1 bytes))
3

 

...etc...

 

(where the incoming number relates to the door status, either unknown, open, closed or somewhere in between)

 

 

 

The OpenHAB sitemap file has the following line related to the Garage Door:

 

Frame label="Garage Door" {
   Text item=doorStatus
   Switch item=doorButton mappings=[ON="GO"]
}

 

 

 

The OpenHAB items file has the following line:

 

/* Garage Door */
Number doorStatus "Door Status [MAP(switch.map):%d]" <garagedoor> (All) {mqtt="<[mqttbroker:openhab/garage/doorstatus:state:3]"}
Switch doorButton "Garage Door" <garagedoor> (All) {mqtt=">[mqttbroker:openhab/garage/doorswitch:command:ON:ACTIVATE]"}

 

 

 

There is a switch.map file in the transforms folder as follows:

 

0=Open
1=Closed
2=In Use
3=Unknown

 

 

 

If I click the "GO" button in OpenHAB, the message gets all the way to the Arduino (I have serial debugging on, and if it sees the message "ACTIVATE" it triggers the relay to kick the garage door open or closed) so that direction is fine.  Its the garage door state coming back that I can't work out.  As above, it gets as far as Mosquitto as you can see from the command line tests, it just seems that OpenHAB sub'ing to the topic either isn't working or it isn't interpreting (or I've stuffed up the configuration) the request and displaying the status correctly.

 

Do I need a rule to do this?  Or is it just smart enough to populate that field on incoming MQTT topics?  

 

There must be something obvious I'm doing wrong here and I'm sure its a simple fix!!!

 

Any ideas?

 

Thanks!





 

 




  #1501857 29-Feb-2016 21:42
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chimera:

 

Number doorStatus "Door Status [MAP(switch.map):%d]" <garagedoor> (All) {mqtt="<[mqttbroker:openhab/garage/doorstatus:state:3]"}

 

 

 

 

Try;

 

Number doorStatus "Door Status [MAP(switch.map):%d]" <garagedoor> (All) {mqtt="<[mqttbroker:openhab/garage/doorstatus:state:default]"}


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  #1501869 29-Feb-2016 21:55
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WTF!!! THANKS DUDE!!! That was too simple. Cheers!

 

 





 

 


  #1501874 29-Feb-2016 21:58
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This is hopefully where openhab v2 will make life a lot easier. Setting up item bindings will be via a nice UI and having to know all the fiddly syntax etc will be hidden from the user.

Glad you got it working!

  #1501888 29-Feb-2016 22:22
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Something else for those using the Echo with openHAB...

 

https://github.com/unityfire/alexa-ha

 

 


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  #1501904 29-Feb-2016 23:00
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TLDR ; Just noticed my Amazon Fire TV's search got upgraded to what I assume is the equivalent of echo, and sure enough the voice control is pretty amazing! Now just need to keep it a secret or my friends will start ordering all sorts of things next time they're around :D

 

 

 

 


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  #1501915 29-Feb-2016 23:52
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SumnerBoy, what's the advantage of UnityFire vs the HA bridge from Armzilla? I see UnityFire publicly released today, perhaps a little too soon to adopt?




 

 


  #1501928 1-Mar-2016 06:32
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No idea sorry, don't have an Echo yet so haven't played with either.

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  #1502171 1-Mar-2016 15:34

chimera: SumnerBoy, what's the advantage of UnityFire vs the HA bridge from Armzilla? I see UnityFire publicly released today, perhaps a little too soon to adopt?

 

Hello Chimera, SumnerBoy & all :)

 

I am the author of Alexa-HA and just wanted to give you a quick summary as to why this project has been created.  I've been using OpenHAB for years, and everything in this v1.0 release has been mostly working great for my needs for quite a while. Certainly some improvements are needed but it is stable today.  Realizing the larger potential for Home/Work automation, I abstracted the configuration and open sourced it for anyone to use.  The main differences between Alexa-HA and the Amazon Echo HA Bridge are:

 

  • Its a custom Skill, not a Hue bridge emulator, so it can do practically anything imaginable via custom Amazon Skills Kit intents - (i.e. set temperatures, set colors, get states, and much more, not just ON/OFF/DIM)
  • It can provide verbal feedback to the user via Alexa's voice - (i.e. 'I have turned your office lights ON' or 'I have dimmed your foyer lights to 20 percent', and not just 'OK' for every command)
  • It can be used to check the values of any item in OpenHAB - (i.e. 'What is my living room humidity?' or 'Whats my house power consumption?')
  • It can issue arbitrary voice commands to VoiceCMD items, triggering OpenHAB custom rules - (i.e. 'Give me a status update' replies with "Your home temperature is a comfortable 73 degrees, with a humidity of 20 percent. The Data Center peaked at 56 degrees today. There have been no security violations or vital infrastructure alerts. My battery backup is ONLINE at 100 percent capacity. At current load of 39 percent I can remain online for approximately 120 minutes in the event of a power outage."...  And yes, all of that is accurate for my setup :-D)
  • Most importantly, it uses ASK's slots & utterances to automatically build as many possible structures of speech used for possible commands.  This boots accuracy out of the box and means you can heavily customize anything via Alexa-HA's configuration file making it easier and more natural to interact with.  To get a better idea of what that means here, look at the new 'samples' directory in the GitHub project page.

While Alexa-HA is a bit more complicated to get setup, I implore you all to give it a whirl and get involved!

 

Best regards,

 

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