I am totally new to smart things. But I recently bought my first smart things controller and plan to tie it into my amazon echo’s.
I have done a ton of reading on how to hook up a ceiling fan that uses RF to a smart things controller. For some background I have a few Hunter Fans in my house that each tie into a single switch on the wall for power. The wall switch only does power, nothing else. In order to turn the fan or fan light on I have to use the remote. The RF remote uses 350hz frequency.
From what I have read I can buy a cheap remote for around $20 on ebay or amazon then take it apart to wire it up to an Arduino board and Arduino Shield in order to communicate with my smart things controller.
I am wondering is this the easiest way for me to control my fans thru the controller, as in there are no easier alternatives? Also I could not figure out which Arduino board I should buy, nor can I find any tutorial or video or pictures on steps to do.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance!