December 03, 2016

Gesture Controlled Smart Home

It is already possible to easily control devices in your house using an app on your phone, but what if you could turn on the lights or open the blinds with a simple movement of your hands? This is exactly what Joaquim has done using an MYO gesture control armband.

Gesture Control

Joaquim has explained the details of his project in great detail, but the results certainly have to been seen to be believed. To find out more and read the full details check out the following link.

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Wifi Shield

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Convinced to start adding gesture control to your own automation system? Working on a cool project you think we should know about? Let us know in the comments section below or on Facebook and Twitter.  

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