ValenClick – Jingpo and April

1st Idea:




Design Concept:


This time we consider to do something fun with the IFTTT functions. After researching the current projects online, we found it is possible to link Google Home to “this” using Google Assistant, and then by linking “that” to webhook service in IFTTT, we can control the output by directly speaking to the Google Home.


The set-up of Google Home:

In “”this”:



Webhook Configuration:




The URL should be the IP address+index.php?state={{Text Field}}

We were inspired by the project, “Google Home – Control DIY Devices”. This project shows how to control multiple IoT devices using Google Home using php. However considering we were planning to use Arduino feather as the output, the configuration might be a little different. We changed the “that” service to Adafruit and expect to control the result using the toggle block in the Adafruit.


So far, the logic of the data flow we are planning is:

Google Home > Google Assistant > IFTTT > Webhook > PHP > Turn on/off the light


Google Home > Google Assistant > IFTTT > Adafruit Send Data > Adafruit > Arduino Feather Board > Turn on/off the light



  1. Arduino code

After we went over the Adafruit IO feed and dashboard basics guides we learnt in class, we all agree the most challenging part of this project is to get Arduino code working on Adafruit platform. We found online source under Adafruit learn section. It covers the basics of using Adafruit IO, showing us how to turn a LED on and off from Adafruit IO using any modern web browser.

2. Google Home

We failed to connect to the Google Home SSID from the school’s Wi-Fi settings. We guess Google Home cannot connect to public Wi-Fi.

Step 1: Adafruit IO Setup:




Step 2: Arduino Wiring


Step 3: Arduino Setup

Have the Adafruit IO Arduino library installed and open the Arduino example code.

We follow the tutorial step by step. When we compelling the code, it didn’t work. We keep adding libraries indicated by Arduino IDE.



2nd Idea:


Design Concept:

Considering the timeframe of this homework, we had to change our mind towards something easier to approach and more manageable. As Valentine’s Day is at the corner, we were thinking to relate the project to it. We believe that for some people, to tell someone their love can be very hard, but also, to break up with someone they do not feel anything anymore can be even harder. There comes our project “ValenClick”, the users can send their love or no to anyone by just one click…in a funny way.


The interface is super clear and simple, the users just need to click the right or the left side of the screen to send the different emails to their receivers.

IFTTT configuration:

The centre of the image is about 680px.


Configure the left IFTTT applets:
12 13

Configure the right IFTTT applets:14 15

Test: 16


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