Siri open my garage door using a Raspberry Pi

first_imgApple’s Siri virtual assistant is kind of cool, and the Raspberry Pi micro Linux PC is really cool. If only there was a way to make Siri cooler by combining it with the Raspberry Pi. It just so happens that this is entirely possible. A Raspberry Pi enthusiast has posted a project to the maker’s forums showing how to use an iPhone to open your garage door.This mod makes use of SiriProxy running on the Raspberry Pi to enable a custom commands in the Siri app. The Pi box is running as root for the purposes of this project with wiringPi used to connect the Pi’s GPIO pins to the garage door relay. Getting SiriProxy running on the device is not a one-click process, but it’s not terribly daunting. Keep in mind this will only work on your local WiFi network unless you muck around with VPN connections.Once your Raspberry Pi is listening for SiriProxy commands, your iPhone should be able to feed instructions right into the Pi. Next up is adding the necessary actions to the SiriProxy server. This requires editing the ruby script in the program found here: /root/SiriProxy/plugins/siriproxy-example/lib/siriproxy-example.rb.The code snippets are available on the Raspberry Pi site if you just want to copy and paste, but you can choose your own call-response settings too. When the SiriProxy server running on the Pi hears the right command, it uses the GPIO pins to activate the garage door relay (or whatever you have it plugged into). Neat, right?There are probably easier ways to get your garage door open, but I defy you to find a cooler one.via Raspberry Pilast_img

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