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Controlling Vera home automation Z-Wave controller with Amazon Echo by running an emulator on a Raspberry Pi

This is all made possible by a nifty little Java app written by armzilla. Here’s a quick explanation of the setup:

Amazon Echo Raspberry Pi Vera Home Controller
The Echo will communicate with Phillips Hue controllers, but my setup is Vera based… what to do? Add a Raspberry Pi- the Raspberry Pi emulates the Phillips controler and transposes it to ‘Vera speak’ The Vera is setup with both on and off scenes for the lights that you want to control

Here are the basic steps I used:

This is certainly a hack, but it seems to be working OK for me over the last couple of days. It would be nice if they just played together natively.


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