Just said "hey Alexa, tell the sprinklers to water the back yard"....and she did Thanks Alexa!
Thanks for the offers to test...I'll let you know when its ready. Now that the basic "plumbing" is done, I'll be designing the voice interface to make it a bit more functional which will probably take a little while since I'm just working on this for fun in the evenings!
I also need to do some research on an easy way to connect the echo account with the Rachio account. Right now I am just storing the API key which might be a bit clunky to speak and store....have to do some more testing there.
It looks like once it is done, it will be available as an app on the Amazon app store also.
Although @franz Alexa made me wonder, how do you actually pronounce "Rachio"? is it RACK-e-oh or RACH-e-oh? or maybe something else? ra-CHEE-oh?