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Report feed value in Alexa
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Report feed value in Alexa

by eframe on Sun Sep 19, 2021 10:47 am

Is there a way to ask Alexa to get a value from a feed? I have a temperature sensor in my barn that sends the temperature every few minutes to an Adafruit IO feed and I would like to be able ask Alexa what the temperature is in the barn.

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Re: Report feed value in Alexa

by mikeysklar on Sun Sep 19, 2021 7:53 pm

@eframe,

Our FAQ suggests using IFTT to bridge AIO and Alexa.

https://learn.adafruit.com/welcome-to-a ... aq-2990207

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Re: Report feed value in Alexa

by eframe on Sun Sep 19, 2021 8:30 pm

That's only for posting to Adafruit IO from Alexa not going the other way.

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Re: Report feed value in Alexa

by mikeysklar on Mon Sep 20, 2021 12:55 pm

@eframe,

I don't see a guide on the Adafruit side that details how to connect query Alexa for AIO data.

It might be worth checking out Zapier setup and see how well they integrate AIO <--> Alexa. It might just work for your question of "What temperature is the barn".

https://zapier.com/apps/amazon-alexa/in ... dafruit-io

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Re: Report feed value in Alexa

by hcs_system on Mon Sep 27, 2021 7:45 am

eframe wrote:Is there a way to ask Alexa to get a value from a feed? I have a temperature sensor in my barn that sends the temperature every few minutes to an Adafruit IO feed and I would like to be able ask Alexa what the temperature is in the barn.

This can be done with a Node-Red flow by activating the Alexa Remote2 palette.
You should set up an MQTT-in palette to connect on adafruit.io, with this way you can read the feed data and then send it to Alexa via the Alexa-Echo palette. ;-)

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Re: Report feed value in Alexa

by hcs_system on Mon Sep 27, 2021 8:49 am

Sorry, not Alexa Echo palette, but Alexa Routine palette

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