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Cheap Amazon Alexa Home Automation Light Switch via Instructables

I purchased some inexpensive RF remote power switches myself, but I have contemplated making a few of my own, too. This is but one way to get it done. -- Douglas



I just recently got an Amazon echo and always wanted to expand its home automation possibilities but wasn't happy with the price tag of many of the ready-made IOT solutions and figured I could probably make something with reasonable functionality for much less money. 
I already had a bunch of raspberry pi's laying around so I figured that was a good place to start. The pi is definitely the most expensive part of this project but it was free to me and you could probably get away with the $10 Pi Zero Wireless instead.
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