Tweaker is “Dash button to put detergent in a digital shopping list

Feb

5

2016

A tweaker has linked an AWS IOT button on the delivery service of Albert Heijn. The button is to hang next to a washing machine, and if the detergent is used up, it can be pressed directly in order to add a new bottle to a shopping list of Appie.nl.

Tweaker Sander van de Graaf had a pile of AWS IOT Buttons. These are physical buttons which provided Amazon limited to developers to experiment, and that may be linked to Internet services. “They can be used to order to operate Netflix, pizzas and as a tool for Philips Hue”, says Amazon, who already have Amazon Dash buttons for orders suggested .

“It seemed like to do the same for Appie.nl” Van de Graaf tells Tweakers. Albert Heijn has no public API available to get started with digital shopping lists and orders. “They once had a hackathon and there a public API is derived from, but no longer works,” according to Van de Graaf. After ‘what about clicking “But he came to’ hidden ‘REST services that he could do what he wanted. “Everything you need and what you can with the mobile app, as approach,” he says.

The AWS IOT button is not activated by default, but wakes up after a click, and then makes the AWS IOT service connection via Wi-Fi. Then there are three possible actions, click 1x, 2x click and hold down, which can be linked to actions, such as sending an email.

Earl coupled click on a lambda function and added the attributes to the product_id of a detergent bottle to the hidden service AH.nl. “I’ve only had, since I only need to use the” Add “. Each product can be linked to a button and also order and delivery is simple to add.” He has a simple API client on Github put for others it can continue. In addition, the logo for the wasmerk which stuck on the button online . “I hope that the marketing of flour AH kiln and they’re going to throw open the API,” Van de Graaf says.

He is now working on implementation of the AWS v4 Signature for the cheap WiFi module ESP8266 . “You have a lot more cool things in combination with oxygen and AWS IOT: measure the temperature in your room, determine the yield of your solar panels, motion detectors, automatically turn off lights when you leave the house and so on.”

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