Siri Becomes A Home Automation Master With The Help Of Raspberry Pi

With home automation being all the rage these days, it was only a matter of time before Siri got her little, occasionally judgmental claws into the action. All it took was YouTube user Elvis Impersonator, a Raspberry Pi and enough trust in Siri's goodness to believe she won't devolve into a Hal 9000 wannabe.

The results are, well, awesome. Thanks to his SiriProxy-loaded Raspberry Pi, Elvis can open his garage door, enable his house alarm, adjust the thermostat, dim the lights, and turn on the tv all in one — admittedly long — breath. In the words of the creator himself:

I have been following the development of SiriProxy since its initial appearance in November 2011 and even got it installed and working on an Marvell SheevaPlug ARM based plug computer. I spent countless nights dreaming of the day I could use voice commands to control my home, but I was still under a long term contract on my existing iPhone. I already had been experimenting with IP2IR control in various forms, but the controller I use in the video seemed to offer the most features which the manufacturer added a REST API in March 2012.

Plus, his SiriProxy plugins are all open sourced and available for download at his GitHub page, so you can make a Siri butler all your own. Still, just to be on the safe side, probably best to keep her away from the pod bay doors. [TNW]

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