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Hack Clock

A hackable alarm clock, built for experimentation and learning

"Internet of Things" Automation with IFTTT

The Hack Clock can integrate with the automation service to turn your lights on when your alarm goes off, send out a tweet at the press of a button, or fire up your coffee maker at a given time.

To turn on IFTTT within your toolbox, you will need to use the Maker service within IFTTT and have it generate a new webhook key for you. Once you do, add it to /etc/hack-clock.conf as in:

"ifttt_maker_key": "sdfafd_aDAKDF_wadfs",

Once you have changed your config file, re-start the hack-clock service to read in the new file. After the restart, you should see the following new block in your toolbox:

IFTTT blocks

This new block allows you to send an "event" message to an IFTTT applet, which in turn can work with an IFTTT integration to cause something to happen. As an example, here is how you can configure an IFTTT applet that switches on an LIFX light on once your alarm sounds:

An event to switch on an LIFX light