A special feature of ‘made with google‘ project: Paper Signals. This is an IoT based kit helping you visualize the way we can make connection of Google Assistant with our Smart Home Based inventions. You can learn how to control devices over internet using voice.
What will you make:
In this tutorial we will learn to make Google Paper Signals. These Paper Signals help to visualize different sorts of actions like setting up the timer, forecasting the rain, tracking value of crypto-currency, so on and so forth. We gave command to these through Google Assistant App. Then wirelessly commands are sent to the paper signals. So lets get started
Things you will need:
Download the required software
Assembling the hardware
Make sure the jumper wires are connected to the right pins.
Brown wire to GND (ground)
Red wire to 3V3 (power)
Orange wire to D4 (pin)
MicroUSB cable to jack
Making the paper structure
- Go to the following Link.
- Choose the appropriate paper signal.
- Start making the structure.
Make sure to add servo horn to the servo before adding screw to it. First break one of the servo horn, as shown in the pictures below. Then fit the circular part into servo.
Setting up the Arduino IDE
1- Open Arduino IDE after installation
2- Go to File -> Preferences. Copy paste the following link in Additional Board Manager URLs field
Connect your Paper Signal to Google Assistant
1- Go to the following link and follow the steps one by one.
2- Go to Arduino Signal page. Replace pin number of CONNECTION_LED_PIN with 4
3- Go to APICalls.h page. Replace pin number of SERVO_PIN with 2
4- Before Uploading the code to the micro-controller.
a. Select the port on which the USB cable is attached. Go to Tools > Port > COMn (*n is the no. of port shown)
b. Select the board. Go to Tools > Board > Node MCU 1.0.
c. Select the speed to 115200. Go to Tools > Upload Speed > 115200.
5- Now upload the program and after upload is completed, open the Serial Monitor, Go to Tools > Serial Monitor.
Make sure baud is set to 115200. See your WiFi is connected. If YES! then enjoy talking to paper signals 🙂
Note: Don’t forget to share videos/pictures with your community of ‘DIY for her’ on completion of this cool project on social medias like Instagram, Facebook etc. Use following hashtags
@diygeeks_org @diygeeks_her #google #adafruit #papersignals #paper signal name(e.g umbrella) #diyforher #femalemaker #madeinPakistan
Google Paper Signals