Siri taught to operate HUE

Siri taught to operate HUE

Possibility quickly to change color of lighting in a room — it is far not an important thing in a life. And it is still softly told. It, vobshchy, did not prevent HUE bulbs from Philips to do a lot of noise in mass media and to become a subject of desire of hundreds thousands people. To operate lamps from phone very much with comfort, futuristichno and so on. But to operate lighting by means of a voice — it quite another matter which of us and did not dream much. As it is magnificent, for this purpose it is necessary absolutely a little: though what device about Siri, the computer and straight arms.

Siri taught to operate HUE

Brendon Evans approaches under above-mentioned requirements. Having bought a set of lamps of Philips HUE, it directed attention to a ZigBee technology emblem. This general name for the module and the model of data transmission demanding less than energy, than Wi-Fi and at all this stand much less. Many radio fans and «самоделкины» use ZigBee in own hand-made articles and perfectly know its principle of work. To Brendon, being one of such enthusiasts, it was necessary to write only a plug-in for an interceptor of SiriProxy who would generate proceeding inquiries to bulbs, proceeding from speech inquiry of the user.

The SiriProxy program and its plug-ins are carried out on the computer irrespective of the Apple device. In a dzheylbreyka there is no need — enough one general Wi-fi network. The principle of work is in words simple: the target inquiry is filtered by an interceptor, changes, and goes in a suitable look to Philips lamps later. Though what owner of HUE and an iOS-gadget with Siri can reproduce this experience without special work, using "rather simple" summary on installation on Brendon’s page in github. The future comes imperceptibly. It was necessary to wait only when these bulbs will stop to cost, as iPhone 3GS.