|230Vac Fluorescent battery-backed lantern|
It would be nice to have a bit of extra light sometimes during normal conditions, so why not mount it on the ESP8266 IoT Extension? And it would even be nicer if I could control it by voice command.
I do not have Google Home or Amazon Echo yet, but my Android smartphone does have Google Assistant which will capture my voice commands. I just need to forward the command words to the ESP8266 IoT device.
Robosapien has a great writeup on using the ESP8266 with Google Assistant, IFTTT and Adafruit IO. I really wish I could improve on it, but I believe Robosapien has had the last word on the subject. I simply followed all the steps and replaced his hardware with my ESP8266 IoT AC Mains Power Extension.
The process just took half a day, and I now have a voice controlled 20-year old lantern!
|Lantern with IoT Power Extension|
|Note reversed (data zero) logic|