Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Replacement Toilet Lids and Seats - Here’s how to make Alexa control a toilet — because why not? - This Old Toilet 800-658-4521

Alexa-controlled toilets are a thing in 2018, but cost thousands. An enterprising person can make their own by following these instructions. It takes a bit of work, multiple components and about $750 (plus the cost of the toilet), but the end result is a voice-controlled toilet — and everyone needs that in their life.
The trick is buying a bidet that has an IR remote and then using an Adafruit WiFi development board to trigger another device to flush the toilet. Easy!
Home voice control has long been considered the gold standard for home automation and Alexa and Google Home are making it easier than ever to make a personal Jarvis. It was just two years ago Mark Zuckerberg set a personal challenge to develop an AI system to control different parts of his home, and now it just takes a little hacking and coding for someone to do the same — but Zuck’s AI system has Morgan Freeman’s voice, which alone puts it on a different level from Alexa.

by Matt Burns

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