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  • elmerbug
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    Originally posted by mterry63 View Post
    If HS4 supports Node-Red directly, why install MQTT? The only thing MQTT does in this discussion thread is bridge HS3 and Node-Red. Since HS4 supports Node-Red directly, MQTT shouldn't be necessary to leverage speaking with Alexa and HS4.
    I am trying that now. The gotcha there is that mcsMQTT doesn't appear to be opening port 1883 on the Zee S2, so node-red can never connect to it.

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  • mterry63
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    If HS4 supports Node-Red directly, why install MQTT? The only thing MQTT does in this discussion thread is bridge HS3 and Node-Red. Since HS4 supports Node-Red directly, MQTT shouldn't be necessary to leverage speaking with Alexa and HS4.

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  • Bugman1400
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    Originally posted by elmerbug View Post
    Mr. Magoo & everyone. Thanks for the very generous sharing of information. My challenge is that I'm stuck at MQTT. I have my node-red flow setup, cookies and all. I have the MQTT plugin install on HS4. Alexa configurations seem to be working (devices successfully enumerate). So here's the question: Where can I find step-by-step instructions on configuring node-red/hs4 for MQTT? Any help would be appreciated.

    Don
    For the MQTT route, there are several videos on YouTube. Just type in MQTT and node-red. I think you have to install Mosquito. Got it to work great once. Then, I corrupted the configuration by messing around with it and it never worked after that.

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  • cgeisler
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    I can't speak for MQTT because I didn't get into that. However, there are ways to do it without MQTT if you don't wish to go down the MQTT path. Personally I did it using webhooks by passing the text from Homeseer into a URL listener in rode red. However, I recently stumbled across this which may be a more straightforward way to doing it.

    https://forums.homeseer.com/forum/ho...E2%80%9D-guide

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  • elmerbug
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    Mr. Magoo & everyone. Thanks for the very generous sharing of information. My challenge is that I'm stuck at MQTT. I have my node-red flow setup, cookies and all. I have the MQTT plugin install on HS4. Alexa configurations seem to be working (devices successfully enumerate). So here's the question: Where can I find step-by-step instructions on configuring node-red/hs4 for MQTT? Any help would be appreciated.

    Don

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  • AZweimiller
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    Originally posted by cgeisler View Post

    Would you be able to share how you were able to do room recognition?
    I use the Alexa Event node set to "Device Activity" for the command type. This fires any time you speak to an Alexa device. It will show the voice command spoken. I use regular expressions to detect whether I said something like turn on, turn off, set the, dim the (lamp or television or fan) to some value. If a command in this structure is detected then the flow modifies the voice command to include the name of the Alexa device that heard it. So if an Alexa named "Living Room" heard "turn on the lamps" then the flow will modify the command to be "turn on the Living Room lamps". From there it is sent on to HomeSeers voicecommand JSON interface. This works very reliably. I have fake devices for Lamp, Fan, and Television so that Alexa doesn't yell about these devices not existing.

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  • cgeisler
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    Originally posted by AZweimiller View Post
    Would it be offtopic to discuss the node-red-contrib-amazon-echo node? I know this thread is ostensibly about TTS but as mr.Magoo mentioned, this node can do some cool stuff. I got it all set up and now have the ability to say "turn off the television" and it will turn off the one in the same room as the Echo that I activated. I can do the same for "fan" and "lamps".
    Would you be able to share how you were able to do room recognition?

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  • theplant
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    Hi There

    I had this working fine until this morning because i was forced to change my password at Amazon. Now when i try to recapture the cookie using http://127.0.0.1:3456 i get a "Please enable cookies to continue" after entering my credentials. I can login fine on the same machine when going directly to amazon.

    Any ideas?

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  • AZweimiller
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    Originally posted by elmerbug View Post
    mr.Magoo, I am quite interested to get this working. Caveat: I'm new to node red and MQTT. When I import your "Alexa Init / Refresh node" code, I get "unknown: alexa-remote-init". Might you know what I am doing wrong? Thanks..
    Add the correct Alexa node to your palette.

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  • themlruts
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    Thank you so much. I got this running. Wife will love this. I can now have it say when I arrive home

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  • elmerbug
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    mr.Magoo, I am quite interested to get this working. Caveat: I'm new to node red and MQTT. When I import your "Alexa Init / Refresh node" code, I get "unknown: alexa-remote-init". Might you know what I am doing wrong? Thanks..

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  • Bilbrey
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    Originally posted by AZweimiller View Post

    I posted my flow but took it down just the other day. I have made some updates and just removed the old version in advance of posting the new version once I do some cleanup. I didn't get an feedback so I didn't think anyone was using it. How far have you gotten?
    I had HS3Pro on a Windows XP HomeTroller. So I understand the intent.
    I'm trying to wrap my head around HS4, controlling HUE lights (which I've got working), but I've not been able to add my 58 Cooper Z-wave Switches. The simpler interface of HS4 either works, or does not work without telling you why it did not work. HS4 may be too simple?
    As to adding events, I'm sure that should be able to do that. And I think I have the floor/room sorted out now.
    Im just stuck trying to add my Z-wave switches, and when the add does not work, I'm kind of stuck as to why not...

    And I'm pretty sure that I'm doing the right thing for HS4 to add Z-wave devices.
    Possible failure modes are:
    - Too far from switch?
    - Have to remove/reset switch before adding (I thought I had done)
    - I'm an idiot and am trying to add Z-wave devices the wrong way.

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  • AZweimiller
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    Originally posted by Bilbrey View Post

    I have a ZEE S2 running HS4 and would love a 'simple' how-to going over the basics to help me get started.
    I posted my flow but took it down just the other day. I have made some updates and just removed the old version in advance of posting the new version once I do some cleanup. I didn't get an feedback so I didn't think anyone was using it. How far have you gotten?

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  • Bilbrey
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    Originally posted by Statikk View Post

    I can’t speak for everyone but I would be really interested in a quick how to on the room recognition stuff.
    I have a ZEE S2 running HS4 and would love a 'simple' how-to going over the basics to help me get started.

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  • mterry63
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    Sorted, I had replacement variable format wrong. Works great.

    Sent from my Pixel 2 using Tapatalk

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