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  • hotopic
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    Script

    Originally posted by Ltek View Post
    My script has two main functions. .
    Ltek, to what script are you referring? I am very interested in setting up a local ridge between Alexa and home see her. The HS app has terrible latency and more often times than not I'm getting the response that she can't access the homeseer skill. A local connection will take care of all that .

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  • Ltek
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    Originally posted by neuro View Post
    Newbie here.

    Can someone explain to me the use of this echo plugin script + HA Bridge that I can't already do with the HS skills

    I'm trying to wrap my head around the description, but can't seem to figure out what this plugin can do that other's cant...
    I found the info buried...

    My script has two main functions. An Alexa Skill similar to the official HS skill and the ability to automatically configure the "HA Bridge" server. You can use either or both of these abilities. You can also use either or both alongside the HS skill, you just need to give my skill a name other than "home seer" if you want to set up both to try them out side by side.

    Similar to the HS skill it is an Alexa Skill that allows you to run events, control devices, and query the state of devices. The main difference is that the HS skill goes through myhs and my skill can be set up locally so you don't need to depending on another cloud service. My skill also has various configuration options that the official skill lacks like being able to customize what is said in response to commands, to control whether the echo listens for additional commands after the first one, and the ability to create alises for device and events either through a config file or on the fly while talking to the Echo. Since you set it up as your own developer skill, you have flexibility to customize that name of the skill (e.g. "computer" instead of "homeseer" for that star trek feel) and also add or change the language used to control things.

    The HA Bridge software works with Amazon's connected home feature to basically mimic Phillips Hue bulbs. It allow you to turn on and off lights (and groups of lights you can define in the Echo app) by simply saying "Alexa, turn off X", rather than the skill method of having to preface each command like Alexa, tell home seer to turn off X".

    The skill setup is a little involved since to have it communicate directly with your homeseer instance rather than go through a cloud service like myhs you need to set up my skill as a developer skill in your account, and set up an https proxy on your local network to allow the Echo to communicate with the skill. It probably take a half hour to an hour to set things up initially.

    The HA bridge config setup is in comparison simple. You set up the HA bridge which just take a few minutes, set some ini settings, and hit my script page which automatically loads all your devices into the bridge. Finally you ask Alexa to discover devices and that's the whole setup.

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  • neuro
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    Newbie here.

    Can someone explain to me the use of this echo plugin script + HA Bridge that I can't already do with the HS skills

    I'm trying to wrap my head around the description, but can't seem to figure out what this plugin can do that other's cant...

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  • hhiiffii
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    HA-Bridge

    It was a nube question and I figured it out. For some reason my port changed from 8080 to 80
    Last edited by hhiiffii; November 14th, 2016, 11:31 AM.

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  • ando1
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    Originally posted by rmohsen View Post
    use this as a guide


    Manual add your device , name it and then put the URLs in the ON and Off buttons .
    once done scan your devices again from Echo

    Awesome! Thanks so much!

    Andy

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  • rmohsen
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    Originally posted by ando1 View Post
    Hmm, now I am confused. I am also using the HA-Bridge. No plugin or skill. Can you explain to me how to create the custom device and make it run the JSON?
    use this as a guide


    Manual add your device , name it and then put the URLs in the ON and Off buttons .
    once done scan your devices again from Echo
    Attached Files

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  • ando1
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    Originally posted by rmohsen View Post
    Sorry , i'm using HA Bridge and not Echo Plugin , i found it easier to use

    Hmm, now I am confused. I am also using the HA-Bridge. No plugin or skill. Can you explain to me how to create the custom device and make it run the JSON?

    Ah, I think I may now know what you are talking about when you say create a "custom" device. You mean to do this in the HA-Bridge interface right? If so, that is where I was getting confused. I was creating a virtual device in the HS3 interface.

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  • rmohsen
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    Originally posted by ando1 View Post
    Thanks! Now I just need to read up on how to implement the JSON commands into the device.

    Andy
    Sorry , i'm using HA Bridge and not Echo Plugin , i found it easier to use

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  • ando1
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    Originally posted by rmohsen View Post
    Yes , you can do that using JSON commands

    create a custom device this use this in the ON Button

    http://HOMESEERIP:PORT/JSON?request=runevent&id=6220

    change homeseer IP and Port , also change the event ID

    You can find more commands here

    http://www.homeseer.com/support/home..._with_json.htm

    Thanks! Now I just need to read up on how to implement the JSON commands into the device.

    Andy

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  • rmohsen
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    Originally posted by ando1 View Post
    Hi,

    I am new to Homeseer and recently get the Echo bridge up and running (Thrags). I am not currently using the skill as I don't want to use the MyHS service. I was wondering if there is a way to have the echo run an HS3 event just with the bridge. Does anyone know if this is possible?

    Thanks,
    Andy
    Yes , you can do that using JSON commands

    create a custom device this use this in the ON Button

    http://HOMESEERIP:PORT/JSON?request=runevent&id=6220

    change homeseer IP and Port , also change the event ID

    You can find more commands here

    http://www.homeseer.com/support/home..._with_json.htm

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  • ando1
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    Hi,

    I am new to Homeseer and recently get the Echo bridge up and running (Thrags). I am not currently using the skill as I don't want to use the MyHS service. I was wondering if there is a way to have the echo run an HS3 event just with the bridge. Does anyone know if this is possible?

    Thanks,
    Andy

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  • IanIreland
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    Originally posted by IanIreland View Post
    Had another go today;
    I now get;

    Unable to get property 'validateLinkInfo' of undefined or null reference

    when trying to create the function in the Lambda setup.
    Anybody got any ideas on how I can get this working?

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  • IanIreland
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    Had another go today;
    I now get;

    Unable to get property 'validateLinkInfo' of undefined or null reference

    when trying to create the function in the Lambda setup.

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  • IanIreland
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    I'm struggling!
    Creating the Lambda looks significantly different to that described in the instructions so I'm muddling through as best I can.
    When I get to 'create function' I get an error message; u is undefined

    Can anybody offer any help?

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  • IanIreland
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    My bad - typo in the echoconfig.ini file!!
    Another hurdle completed, on to the Skill section!
    Last edited by IanIreland; October 8th, 2016, 10:56 AM.

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