Alexa, help me be lazy

Created on 21 Nov 2016

Using Alexa, control home automation away from or at home using body measurements

Using a fitbit to monitor heart rate and activity while at home, write a custom skill for Alexa (the Amazon AI) to adjust my home according to the current state. Alexa will read from my past and current fitbit data, time of day, and weather to adjust home heating and ventilation. While not at home, query alexa to return (through another custom skill) the state of my home. The major feature for me is knowing if my door is closed, as I can never remember if I closed it or not, so having an intelligent service give me piece of mind anywhere (with large room for advancement in the future) is a strong want I have in my life.


Irene Weng


Vishnu Razdan

Part Cost Quantity Total
Adafruit HUZZAH ESP8266 Breakout ID: 2471 - $9.95 : Adafruit Industrie $9.95 1 $9.95
ESP8266 from adafruit, easy to work with
Magnetic contact switch (door sensor) ID: 375 - $3.95 : Adafruit Indus $3.95 1 $3.95
Magnetic door sensor
503 Service Unavailable Error $199.95 1 $199.95
FItbit blaze for body sensing and heart rate
Lithium Ion Polymer Battery - 3.7v 500mAh ID: 1578 - $7.95 : Adafruit $7.95 1 $7.95
3.7v, 500 mah battery AmazonBasics Portable Power Bank - 10,000 mAh: Cell Phones $23.99 1 $23.99
battery bank for device
500 Service Unavailable Error $49.99 1 $49.99
Amazon Echo Dot
Project Totals: 6 $295.78
Track 1 Base Budget: $250.00
Preferred Vendor Budget Bonus: $50.00
Remaining Budget: $4.22