How-To posts

What the light colors on your Amazon Echo’s ring mean

November 9th, 2019 by

Alexa constantly updates which bring newer light colors, keeping up to date with this can be frustrating, but this is my own little ‘notes’ blog post on what each of the mean. Can I use the Raspberry Pi with Alexa? Alexa’s Preferred Speaker Setup The light rings can pulse, flash and circle, each one with

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How to give your Raspberry Pi a Static IP Address

November 3rd, 2019 by

This small guide is mostly to accompany my other guide on how to turn your Raspberry Pi into an Alexa Smart Device, however, this may come of use to you if you’re falling upon this blog post! I’ll try and make this as easy as possible to follow, generally speaking, the configuration for this will

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Can I use the Raspberry Pi with Alexa?

November 3rd, 2019 by

Simply put, yes, you can use Raspbian OS to Control Alexa and it’s quite easy to set up. We’ll tackle that in this guide and hopefully, this will give you some insight into making your own fancy Smart AI. How to use Alexa for Android Funny things to ask / do with Alexa Difficulty: 3/5

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Alexa’s Preferred Speaker Setup

September 9th, 2019 by

A preferred Speaker is the default Speaker your selected Alexa device plays through, great for music in a room by room basis. This means that your Kitchen speakers will use one speaker and your bedroom another, to fully set the volume you expect in both scenarios. The Risks of Smart Home Technology & How to

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Top 10 Home Automation Routines you need

September 3rd, 2019 by

Getting into Smart Homes is like being a car fanatic, you want to and need to know the best options to make everything work smoothly. You want to know how to make everything as flashy as possible and as efficient as possible. It’s in our nature to make our life easier, so with these Home

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How to use Alexa for Android?

September 2nd, 2019 by

According to Statcounter in 2018, Android had a 74.45% market share of all Smart Phones. This means that you should have full control of your home if you’re part of the majority, luckily for you, Alexa for Android is 100% possible. Will Alexa work without WiFi? How to connect Alexa to your new smart TV

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Magic mirror Raspberry Pi 3 / 4

July 25th, 2019 by

At the start of 2019 I promised myself I would make a Magic Mirror on my Raspberry pi 3, I put it off for so long, a few nights ago I sat down with the intention of staying up and getting it done. How to connect Alexa to your new smart TV Turn your dumb

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Will Alexa work without WiFi?

July 5th, 2019 by

Simply put, no, The Alexa devices will not work without a WiFi connection and cannot be localised as they need a constant connection to the Amazon servers. 5 Reasons Google Home Is Better Than Alexa Fix Echo “Having trouble understanding you right now” This is because of the way the devices work when you send

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How to download & store Wyze camera videos locally

July 5th, 2019 by

Sadly, It’s not easy to do this remotely, as of the moment, the only way to do this is to take the SD card out and download the videos to your PC which effectively makes the task redundant. However, you can concatenate the smaller 12-second to 1minute clips into one big file and I will

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The Risks of Smart Home Technology & How to stay safe

June 11th, 2019 by

Are Smart Devices Dangerous? What are the risks of smart home technology? The risks of smart Home Technology are queried as often as finding the definition of a ‘Smart Home’. In the grand scheme of things, everything which is an internet-connected device is potentially dangerous. In the grand scheme of things, everything which is an

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