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Tricks with Google Home

A collection of projects for interfacing Google Home, utilizing IFTTT, Tasker, and other bits and pieces.

Make Google Home Speak

After I got my Google Home cooperating with my Particle garage door opener, I thought there was still something meeting….  Feedback! The very first thing you want to do after doing the “Ok Google, open the garage door” trick is to ask “OK Google, is the garage door open?”  Turns out that’s really difficult.  The …

Open Sesame garage door

After building my Photon powered garage door interface it was obvious it needed to do more…. The first thought was “Can I get the garage door to automatically close after I pull my car out?” followed quickly by “Can I get the garage door to automatically open when I come home?” So to start “close …

Web interface to ipDatatel security alarm

As soon as I started connecting things to Google Home (either directly or through IFTTT), one of the first things I wanted to do was connect my security alarm to Google Home so that I could say “OK Google, goodnight” and get Google home to arm the alarm (and of course the corresponding “OK Google, …

Garage Door Minder – IFTTT interface

Goal here was to connect my Google Home to the Particle Photon Garage Door minder.  Can you say “Ok Google, Open the Garage Door”…. Several pieces make this come together.  First the Google Assistant Service on IFTTT.com allows you to process OK Google commands and then take action on them.  Second, there’s a Particle service …