Lightwave, Gazco and Alexa

  • February 10, 2017 at 18:09 #23188
    btidey
    Participant

    So I wanted to control my Gazco Fireplace using my LightwaveRF app and Alexa. It has a 433MHz remote control but obviously its own protocol / commands.

    I built a little 433MHz protocol converter using Raspberry Pi and 433MHz RX and TX modules, and my LightwaveRF 433MHz libraries.

    The program listens for LightwaveRF messages and when it hears on/off for a on/off switch I added to the App then it transmits on/off to the fireplace using Gazco protocol

    Details are at https://github.com/roberttidey/lightwave2Gazco

    So now we can say “Alexa: Turn Lounge fireplace On’ (or Off)

    Technique can be generalised to control other types of appliances in this way.

    October 9, 2017 at 11:07 #24204
    Johnny T
    Participant

    Just stumbled on to this. This looks awesome!!!

    Could you provide more details for the technical idiots among us.

    A step by step list would be brilliant.

    I’ve never programmed a Raspberry Pi, is this a program I could run just on my PC? (if so, how?)

    Can the 433Mhz protocol converters be bought? Or would I have to try and build one the same as you did?

    Thanks 🙂

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