Each episode, I present ideas for projects you can do in your home, and projects that I am working on. Join me Thursdays at 3 PM EST, 12 noon PST, 8pm GMT.

This week’s video – Hey Jarvis! – https://youtu.be/4luTnRpfgbs

Smart Home Control with Mycroft.AI – https://mycroft.ai/blog/setup-a-smarter-home-with-mycroft-ai/
LIFX bulb – https://amzn.to/2D8jZKC

iPad Pro and your Raspberry Pi 4
Control a Raspberry Pi 4 with an iPad Pro. Hook up Raspberry Pi to an iPad Pro with a single USB-C cable and share the power and data connection.

Alexa Conversations Challenge – https://alexaconversations.devpost.com/

How to Send an Email from an Alexa Skill

I started with the Alexa Customer Profile Demo Skill: https://developer.amazon.com/en-US/docs/alexa/custom-skills/request-customer-contact-information-for-use-in-your-skill.html

Sample Code: https://github.com/alexa/alexa-cookbook/tree/master/feature-demos/skill-demo-customer-profile

Search for ‘sendEmail’



Bonus Project: 3D print a Like Button Card and Pencil cup – https://blog.adafruit.com/2020/08/27/like-button-pen-and-sd-card-holder-3dthursday-3dprinting/

My Time-lapse tutorial with Raspberry Pi HQ camera posted on Tom’s Hardware – https://www.tomshardware.com/how-to/raspberry-pi-time-lapse-video

I was in a car commercial (that I shot in my house):

Blog post: https://www.jimellis.com/blog/2020/august/13/jim-ellis-labor-day-sales-event-supports-atlanta-beats-covid.htm