Recent content by sshumate

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    Home Automation and Integration with Alexa / Google Home

    It's concerning what Amazon and Google could do in the future or what a skilled hacker could do if the devices are hacked. The Alexa is always listening but it does not record or send what it hears to the cloud until you say the Alexa keyword. I used a network traffic analyzer to verify...
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    Jandy Automation with Alexa, SmartThings, and Vera

    I designed the PCB and had it made for cheap at OSH Park which is a company that batch processes a bunch of PCB orders together to amortize the setup costs. I think the board cost was about $6. I used an ESP8266 WiFi module which is a super cheap ($2-$3) device very popular with the DIY and...
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    Jandy Automation with Alexa, SmartThings, and Vera

    What kind of Jandy system do you have? I have only tried it on my RS6 with a OneTouch, AquaPure, and an ePump variable speed though it should work on any of the RS-series systems. - - - Updated - - - I looked at the Autelis products but I wanted something with WiFi and easy...
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    Home Automation and Integration with Alexa / Google Home

    I got tired of waiting so I built my own based on an ESP8266 chip and a RS485 transceiver. I plug it in the Jandy RS485 bus, give it my WiFi password, and tell Alex "discover devices". I can then tell Alexa "Turn on pool pump", "Turn on spa mode", "Turn off waterfalls", etc. Since my device...
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    Jandy Automation with Alexa, SmartThings, and Vera

    A couple of years ago, I reverse-engineered Jandy's bus protocol for their controller (including AquaPure and ePump protocols) and developed my own device to control it using a custom web interface. I didn't really like the Jandy iAquaLink since it was cloud-based, hard to integrate into my...