phpoc_manJasmine Kang
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Amazon Echo – Control IoT devices via HTTP

I am going to show how to use Amazon Echo to control IoT devices via HTTP protocol. Turning on/off a light bulb is an example.

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Amazon Echo – Control IoT devices via HTTP

Things used in this project

Hardware components

Echo Dot
Amazon Alexa Echo Dot
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PHPoC Blue
PHPoC Blue
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PHPoC 4-Port Relay Expansion Board (T-type)
PHPoC 4-Port Relay Expansion Board (T-type)
We need the relay to turn on/off a high-voltage light bulb
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Light Bulb
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Software apps and online services

Alexa Skills Kit
Amazon Alexa Alexa Skills Kit
AWS Lambda
Amazon Web Services AWS Lambda

Story

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Code

Lambda function (index.js)

JavaScript
This code is fired when Alexa Service request. The code process the incoming data (intent), get command (on/off), send the commands to PHPoC via HTTP protocol, and the send response to Alexa Service. Note that you have to put IP address or domainame of your PHPoC board. In case you use the private IP address, you need to set port forwarding on your router or access point.
'use strict';

/**
 * This sample demonstrates a simple skill built with the Amazon Alexa Skills Kit.
 * The Intent Schema, Custom Slots, and Sample Utterances for this skill, as well as
 * testing instructions are located at http://amzn.to/1LzFrj6
 *
 * For additional samples, visit the Alexa Skills Kit Getting Started guide at
 * http://amzn.to/1LGWsLG
 */

var http = require('http');

// --------------- Helpers that build all of the responses -----------------------

function buildSpeechletResponse(title, output, repromptText, shouldEndSession) {
    return {
        outputSpeech: {
            type: 'PlainText',
            text: output,
        },
        card: {
            type: 'Simple',
            title: "SessionSpeechlet - " + title,
            content: "SessionSpeechlet - " + output,
        },
        reprompt: {
            outputSpeech: {
                type: 'PlainText',
                text: repromptText,
            },
        },
        shouldEndSession: shouldEndSession
    };
}

function buildResponse(sessionAttributes, speechletResponse) {
    return {
        version: '1.0',
        sessionAttributes,
        response: speechletResponse,
    };
}


// --------------- Functions that control the skill's behavior -----------------------

function getWelcomeResponse(callback) {
    // If we wanted to initialize the session to have some attributes we could add those here.
    const sessionAttributes = {};
    const cardTitle = 'Welcome';
    const speechOutput = "Welcome to P H P o C. How can I help you?"
    // If the user either does not reply to the welcome message or says something that is not
    // understood, they will be prompted again with this text.
    const repromptText = "How can I help you?";
    const shouldEndSession = false;

    callback(sessionAttributes,
        buildSpeechletResponse(cardTitle, speechOutput, repromptText, shouldEndSession));
}

function handleSessionEndRequest(callback) {
    const cardTitle = 'Session Ended';
    const speechOutput = 'Thank you for trying the Alexa Skills Kit sample. Have a nice day!';
    // Setting this to true ends the session and exits the skill.
    const shouldEndSession = true;

    callback({}, buildSpeechletResponse(cardTitle, speechOutput, null, shouldEndSession));
}

function createLightBulbAttributes(lightBulb) {
    return {
        lightBulb: lightBulb
    };
}

/**
 * Control Light Bulb in the session and prepares the speech to reply to the user.
 */
function controlLightBulbInSession(intent, session, callback) {
    const cardTitle = intent.name;
    const lightStateRequest = intent.slots.LightState;
    let repromptText = '';
    let sessionAttributes = {};
    const shouldEndSession = true;
    let speechOutput = '';

    if (lightStateRequest) {
		var lightState = lightStateRequest.value;
		//Update 
		var httpPromise = new Promise( function(resolve,reject){
			http.get({
				host: 'your_ip_or_domainame',
				path: '/index.php?state=' + lightState,
				port: '80'
			}, function(response) {
				// Continuously update stream with data
				var body = '';
				response.on('data', function(d) {
					body += d;
				});
				response.on('end', function() {
					// Data reception is done, do whatever with it!
					console.log(body);
					resolve('Done Sending');
				});
			});
		});
		httpPromise.then(
			function(data) {
				console.log('Function called succesfully:', data);
				sessionAttributes = createLightBulbAttributes(lightState);
				speechOutput = "Ok, turning the light " + lightState;
				repromptText = "Ok, turning the light " + lightState;
				callback(sessionAttributes,buildSpeechletResponse(cardTitle, speechOutput, repromptText, shouldEndSession));
			},
			function(err) {
				console.log('An error occurred:', err);
			}
		);
		 
	} else {
		speechOutput = "Please try again";
		repromptText = "Please try again";
		callback(sessionAttributes,buildSpeechletResponse(cardTitle, speechOutput, repromptText, shouldEndSession));
	}
}

// --------------- Events -----------------------

/**
 * Called when the session starts.
 */
function onSessionStarted(sessionStartedRequest, session) {
    console.log("onSessionStarted requestId=${sessionStartedRequest.requestId}, sessionId=${session.sessionId}");
}

/**
 * Called when the user launches the skill without specifying what they want.
 */
function onLaunch(launchRequest, session, callback) {
    console.log("onLaunch requestId=${launchRequest.requestId}, sessionId=${session.sessionId}");

    // Dispatch to your skill's launch.
    getWelcomeResponse(callback);
}

/**
 * Called when the user specifies an intent for this skill.
 */
function onIntent(intentRequest, session, callback) {
    console.log("onIntent requestId=${intentRequest.requestId}, sessionId=${session.sessionId}");

    const intent = intentRequest.intent;
    const intentName = intentRequest.intent.name;

    // Dispatch to your skill's intent handlers
    if (intentName === 'ControlLightBulb') {
        controlLightBulbInSession(intent, session, callback);
    } else if (intentName === 'AMAZON.HelpIntent') {
        getWelcomeResponse(callback);
    } else if (intentName === 'AMAZON.StopIntent' || intentName === 'AMAZON.CancelIntent') {
        handleSessionEndRequest(callback);
    } else {
        throw new Error('Invalid intent');
    }
}

/**
 * Called when the user ends the session.
 * Is not called when the skill returns shouldEndSession=true.
 */
function onSessionEnded(sessionEndedRequest, session) {
    console.log("onSessionEnded requestId=${sessionEndedRequest.requestId}, sessionId=${session.sessionId}");
    // Add cleanup logic here
}


// --------------- Main handler -----------------------

// Route the incoming request based on type (LaunchRequest, IntentRequest,
// etc.) The JSON body of the request is provided in the event parameter.
exports.handler = (event, context) => {
    try {
        console.log("event.session.application.applicationId=${event.session.application.applicationId}");

        /**
         * Uncomment this if statement and populate with your skill's application ID to
         * prevent someone else from configuring a skill that sends requests to this function.
         */
        /*
        if (event.session.application.applicationId !== 'amzn1.echo-sdk-ams.app.[unique-value-here]') {
             context.fail("Invalid Application ID");
        }
        */

        if (event.session.new) {
            onSessionStarted({ requestId: event.request.requestId }, event.session);
        }

        if (event.request.type === 'LaunchRequest') {
            onLaunch(event.request,
                event.session,
                function callback(sessionAttributes, speechletResponse) {
					context.succeed(buildResponse(sessionAttributes, speechletResponse));
				});
        } else if (event.request.type === 'IntentRequest') {
            onIntent(event.request,
                event.session,
                function callback(sessionAttributes, speechletResponse) {
					context.succeed(buildResponse(sessionAttributes, speechletResponse));
				});
        } else if (event.request.type === 'SessionEndedRequest') {
            onSessionEnded(event.request, event.session);
            context.succeed();
        }
    } catch (e) {
        context.fail("Exception: " + e);
    }
};

PHPoC code (index.php)

PHP
This source code is running on PHPoC to handle request from Lambda function. It will turn on/off the light bulb according to state value included in HTTP request.
<?php

include_once "/lib/sd_spc.php";

$state  = _GET("state");
//spc_reset();
spc_sync_baud(115200);
if($state == "on")
	spc_request(14, 4, "set 0 output high");
else
	spc_request(14, 4, "set 0 output low");
echo $state;

?>

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