TIL: echo dot has a speaker

A project log for Heimdall - dumb remote home

It's not smart. It's a raspberry pi I can ssh into. With a fancy mac inspired case.

davedarkodavedarko 05/22/2017 at 07:230 Comments

The echo dot currently runs for 55 Euros and I couldn't resist buying one! The option to chose your own speaker instead of paying 120 Euros more for the full echo was almost reason enough for me - but to my surprise I discovered that the echo dot also has an (admittedly crappy) speaker! It's enough to chat along and use IFTTT with receipts to switch the lights on by saying "echo trigger Küche ein" etc. - nice!

# Bridge to Adafruit.IO
connection adafruit
start_type automatic
cleansession false
notifications false
try_private false
topic inTopic in 0 "" davedarko/feeds/

It took me a while to figure out that the "remote_username" and "remote_password" on my raspberry had to be replaced by "username" and "password", since the mosquitto version on my PI is (still?) too old? [ - bridge mqtt] To get some debug informations, stop the mosquitto service and start it as a program.

cd /etc/mosquitto/conf.d/
sudo systemctl stop mosquitto.service
mosquitto -c mosquitto.conf