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This project allows for an LED light strip to be controlled by an Amazon Alexa. It includes communication between two Particle Argons that send information to Alexa using IFTTT ("If This Then That"). Multiple commands are made in IFTTT that Alexa will respond to by changing the lights based on the command given.
These commands include:
- Lights on
- Lights off
- Party Mode (flashing multiple colors)
One Particle Argon is connected to the LED light strip while the other is only used for communication. The communication Argon sends and receives values from the light control Argon, while that argon communicates with Alexa using IFTTT to turn on the lights.
Light Command Argon Attached to LED Light Strip - Lights On
The LED light strip includes 5 wires; blue, red, green, white, and black. The blue wire is connected to the blue LED light, the red wire is connected to the green LED light, and the green wire is connected to the red LED light. The white is for the pure white LEDs that was not used for this project, we focused on using the colored LEDs. And the black wire powers the lights. The wires that control the colored LEDs are connected to the analogs corresponding to the code, A0-blue, A1-green, A2-red. The black wire is connected to the USB power output.
Wire Setup on Light Command Argon