Not my proudest achievement or something that I would call to tell Mom, but it is a bit of technology to improve my health and comfort. I will try to keep this at an adult level. Hopefully it helps someone or provides endless entertainment to six year olds.
- Upon audible or olfactory detection of canine flatulence, I advise Google Assistant (via my Android phone) of the offense.
- Through IFTTT, Google Assistant posts a webhook (http provided from WebCoRE piston)
- This piston receives the webhook and turn on every fan in the house for a few minutes (using Bond fan control integration to Smartthings).
While the piston is straightforward, the integration required learning a few tricks. Other than the Bond bridge, no hubs or physical assistants are employed. There may be more elegant and direct options if you have additional hardware.
Word of advice - make the Google Assistant commands as clear and concise as possible. In my initial test, saying “Bo farted” was interpreted as “Pho Fart” and provided links to websites about foods that produce stink. When action is needed, it is important to conserve both breath and time.