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By Stig125
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I recently created an Arduino web server with a Somfy RF blinds controller wired to the specific pins for the buttons, to basically, simulate me pressing the up or down buttons on the remote. This was triggered by an HTTP request to the web server... such as http://186.155.66.22/u for up and /d for down. When I send that request the code determines which pins to go high etc and operated the blinds for me
It works well. However....

I now want to use Amazon Alexa to operate the blinds by voice.
I am in the process of wiring up an ESP8266 THING so that the Alexa will see the device as part of my automation.

What I want to do is quite simply this. When Alexa hears 'Blinds up' or 'Down' then the sketch will send the above HTTP Request to the Arduino web server which should then do as it does now... but by voice.

Is this possible?
Is it easy?
What would be the code to enable this HTTP Request

Thanks so much for reading this as I am new to Arduino and ESP8266
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