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July 16, 2017 AT 9:44 am

‘Smart Lamp’ with Physical Switch or @AmazonEcho Voice Control by @bekathwia

Welcome to the wonderful world of relays and voice-activation with this fun Amazon Echo-controlled ‘smart lamp’ by Becky Stern (video below). The lamp still includes a physical on-off switch and as the human in control you know whether “the light” is already on or off, and issue your commands accordingly.

This Instructable guides you along with me in upgrading a vintage lamp with voice-control using an ESP8266 microntroller and Amazon Echo/Alexa. The Arduino code emulates a Belkin WeMo device using the fauxmoESP library, which makes setup a breeze.

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