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Posts: 4
Registered: ‎07-27-2015

Call my son, blink his lights to get his attention

My son never uses his voicemail box. In fact it's full. My mom thinks of voicemail like an answering machine, and if she could just get the voicemail and talk really loudly, my son would hear her and pick up the phone. It drives her crazy when she calls and he doesn't answer and she can't even leave a message. (His thinking is, he'll eventually see he missed a call, see it's from her and call her back.)

 

So, using a blend of IFTTT, texting, and a WeMo switch, I have it set up that when my mom calls, IFTTT sends a text message to my son tagged #callgrandma. The text message tag triggers the lights to blink (again via IFTTT). Blinking lights get his attention. He calls her back right away. Everyone is much happier. 

 

Posts: 3
Registered: ‎07-31-2015

Re: Call my son, blink his lights to get his attention

1. Are you using bulbs or switches?
2. Can you share the recipie directly in the comments section?

Thanks!
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎07-27-2015

Re: Call my son, blink his lights to get his attention

I'm using a switch, but I don't see why it wouldn't work with bulbs. Just pick Wemo bulb instead of switch in the second and third recipes.

 

The first IFTTT recipe is 

IF Android Phone Missed call from a specific number:

"If a missed call from (insert number here)" 

THEN SEND Android SMS

"Send a text tagged #callgrandma to 14156302897"

(This is the IFTTT SMS phone number)

 

The second IFTTT recipe is 

IF SMS

If send an SMS to IFTTT tagged #callgrandma

THEN WEMO Switch

Toggle Off and On

 

The Third IFTTT recipe is the same as the second, but this time the toggle is On then Off. (I'm trying to capture whatever state his light is currently in, and get it to blink).

 

I hope this helps!

Posts: 4
Registered: ‎07-27-2015

Re: Call my son, blink his lights to get his attention

[ Edited ]

Now I'm wondering about getting Alexa involved Smiley Happy

Posts: 17
Registered: ‎01-24-2016

Re: Call my son, blink his lights to get his attention

Any ideas on how to do this blink / flash with Alexa? I could do it with Lifx or Hue but the wemo applet on ifttt does not do it. Smiley Sad
Posts: 17
Registered: ‎01-24-2016

Re: Call my son, blink his lights to get his attention

I would like it to flash five times.
Posts: 35
Registered: ‎03-08-2017

Re: Call my son, blink his lights to get his attention

Yonomi will blink items.