Inspiration and help for IFTTT
Since the IFTTT home automation service went live last week I have been experimenting with my setup.
Before I have had my robots (one robot for each floor of the house) scheduled so that the robots clean every weekday starting from 09:00 in the morning.
The first thing I realised that I need is a voice command hub so I bought the Amazon Echo dot 2 and integrated with the system. Now all robots can start from one voice command. I also implemented pause and go home, all the commands address more than one robot. It is quiet neat and saved some time when we left the house during the weekend and wanted the robots to clean. Everyday cleaning is a luxury but when we got used to the mess after the kids breakfast being gone when we get home there is no going back
The second thing that I'm experimenting with is to stop the robots when I come home. So far I have had some issues with the exactness of the geo location. On our way out one of the triggers stopped a robot when I stopped at the store which should be out of the marked area. Think that is just some trimming before I get the boundries right.
What have you done with IFTTT so far?
Let's support each other so that we get the maximum of useful stuff out of this!