June 03, 2014

Control almost anything with Apple's Siri and an Arduino

Owners of contemporary Apple devices will be aware of how useful the Siri voice-recognition function can be, and how it (she?) can be used to do all sorts of things at the sound of your voice. However this has been limited by Apple's rules, until now. A clever hack has been refined and published by the MYO website which uses a clever HTTP proxy service to interrogate Google searches requested through Siri. 

The proxy can then detect your commands received via Siri and then control an Ethernet-enabled Arduino board to complete the command - and thus voice-controlled hardware is possible from an iPhone or iPad. The process is demonstrated neatly in the following video:

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