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  • Home Automation System for a Camp with Cellular Internet over 1 year ago

    Odd, I havent keep mine running all night, but I have had it connected for a couple of hours straight and didnt notice any odd data usage.

    As for getting txt, if the nova is blinking blue, it will receive txt. You can test it by using the dashboard and selecting sms, enter your message and send. Its only connected to the internet when the blue led is solid.

  • Home Automation System for a Camp with Cellular Internet over 1 year ago

    The nova should act just like a cell phone. Always connected without incurring data charges, but that being said, when the nova connect it becomes the default interface. So any internet activity will go though it. I did read somewhere that raspberry pi's are always trying to update software. That may be causing the issue you had with the data usage ( assuming you were using a pi ).

    The cellular portion of this project does still need some tweaking, I haven't figured out how to get the raspberry pi to only allow traffic from apps that I choose to a specific interface. Once I do, I will post an update.

    If all else fails, there is a work around, in my other project with the nova, I was able to send a text to it, and then it would create the connection, do my process and disconnect. I think the same could be done here, Once Alexa receives a command a work flow would have to be initiated where, the first thing it would do is send a text to the nova to turn on the internet connection, wait a few seconds and then issue the commands you want it to do. Not the prettiest solution but it would work.

    Thanks
    Dana.

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