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This project is a 2 in 1 remote control which can be used to control both chromecast and google home.
Google, Raspberry Pi
20th February 2018
Items used in this project
Pimoroni Button shim
Raspberry Pi Zero W
Hand tools and fabrication machines
Normally, the Google Home permits only control by touch and voice and you always need to have your smart phone/tablet by your side to control Chromcasts. Moreover, neither touch, nor voice commands can match the satisfaction that a clickable control offers.
This project implements a 2in1 remote using which you can control both your Chomecast and Google Home. The project costs just about $15 and you need not think twice before handing over this remote to your kids, unlike your smart devices.
To switch between the devices, press and hold the A button/key.
Note: pychromecast API takes time to get the list of active devices, hence continuous device status monitoring has not been added as it would cause delays to get a response from a device on button press. So the remote control program should be started after making sure that your devices are online.
DIY Remote control for Google Cast Devices using Raspberry Pi Zero and Pimoroni Button SHIM