Watch: Hacker Programs Siri to Open His Garage Door

The Raspberry Pi has emerged as the little computer that could. Over the past few months we've seen people make incredible creations using the $35 micro machines—everything from supercomputers made with Legos to a musical instrument based on beets. But one of the coolest hacks we've seen is the the one above that involves a guy combining the Pi with Siri to create a voice-activated garage door opener. 

A guy under the name DarkTherapy posted the hack to the Raspberry Pi forums earlier this month: 

Hi, this is my first real Raspberry Pi project - SiriProxy running on the Raspberry Pi, along with wiringPi to access the Pi's GPIO pins and turn a relay on/off. The relay is then hooked up to my automatic garage door system. So, I have control of the door with Siri on my iPhone.

It's a lot more difficult than it seems, but the video makes it seem worth it. Head over to the forums where DarkTherapy breaks down his hack and even posts the code you need to make it all work. 

[via Geek]

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