Siri can be useful in things like answering a question about a movie or telling you what time it will do, but it still has no practical use like flashing the lights or controlling the thermostat.
A YouTube user named Elvis Impresionator has decided it's time to go Siri to the next level and make him a really helpful assistant. Thanks to Raspberry Pi, Siri can turn off the garage door, deactivate the alarm, change the channel on the TV and much more.
Take a look at the video:
All of these automations were done with Raspberry Pi and SiriProxy. IPhone sends Elvis voice commands to Raspberry Pi and this in turn performs them. Although it sounds rather complicated, Elvis took just three days to set it up.
The materials used by Elvis to do the following:
- Elk M1 Gold Security Panelhttp://www.elkproducts.com)
- ISY99 Series X10 / Insteon lighting controller (http://www.universal-devices.com)
- Trendnet IP cameras (http://www.trendnet.com)
- Nest Thermostat (http://www.nest.com)
- RedEye IP2IR controllers (http://www.thinkflood.com)
- SiriProxy running on a RPi (http://www.raspberrypi.org)
- iOS mobile apps MobiLinc HD ( http://mobilincstore.com) and eKeypad Pro (http://blog.ekeypad.net) for iPhone / iPad touch control. (not in video)
All apps used by Elvis are open source and you can download them from the page at Github.
If you feel adventurous and want to try it, we do not have too much wish for you!
Dimitrios Georgoulas @ GreekAppleNews