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I like to make things simple..

here is a simple way to control your ESP from across the internet without messing with too much code or slow MQTT brokers

Step 1: Parts:

1. Wemos d1 mini

2. TP Link router

3. any smartphone ( i used iphone 5c)

Step 2: Get Wemos D1 Mini Ready

1. Get Arduino IDE esp8266 extension ( there are lots of tutorials.. just google)

2. we will be using in built LED .. so no additional connections

Step 3: Upload This Code to D1 Mini

Step 4: Set Up Port Forwarding on Router

Step 5: Download Apps From Appstore on Your Phone

1. IFTTT (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/if-by-ifttt/id660944635?mt=8)

2. speaktoit assitant (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.speaktoit.assistant&hl=en)

Step 6: Configure the Apps

1. connect to maker channel and Assistant channel on IFTTT

2. create a IFTTT recipe

Step 7: Test It Out!

just open up the speaktoit Assistant app and say " switch On Lights of Backroom" .. there Wemos in built LED should turn on.

Piece of Cake!

no messing with MQTT code, no LAG !

<p>hello</p><p>any chance if you could update this article, it looks like the app for android has disappeared. and the IFTTT i cannot find a way to find that assistant.ai and make a web request.</p><p>cheers</p>
<p>This is really cool. Thanks for sharing.</p>
<p>Thanks!</p>

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