Extend your Google Home features to smart light, smart speakers, smart cam and smart appliances with those DIY tricks based on Raspberry Pi
Google Home is a great tool to turn everyday automation and the smart home into speech-triggered workflows. With the power of AI assistants like Google Assistant, the internet of things becomes more responsive and more flexible to our daily fluctuating needs.
We will show you in this project how you can use the voice-recognition feature of your Google Home speaker (or alternatively of your Google Assistant enabled smartphone) combined with the powerful automation skills of Prota OS and IFTTT to turn your home into JARVIS-like smart home.
This project can be done in an hour, with no tech/coding skills and for less than $40!
Prota OS can be downloaded for free on https://prota.info/prota/pi/. It’s only 3.8GB and easy to burn on a SD card (make sure to use a 16GB card).
Follow the instructions of Raspberry Pi foundation to write the OS image on your SD card.
Once Prota OS is burned on the SD card, you can follow this simple installation guide to set up your Prota hub (less than 1 minute!). You only need to define its name and password, your time zone and your email address and the rest is completely automatic!
That’s it! In less than 15 minutes and with no hassle, you transformed your Raspberry Pi into a Smart Home automation hub!