Regardless of you opinions on Apple's Siri voice-guided digital assistant that comes with a number of iOS devices, you have to admit that it has been used to perform some extremely interesting tasks since it was first created. After undergoing recent changes as part of iOS 6, Siri has also become a lot more useful to the average user now that it can provide information to worldwide users about businesses, sports scores and points of interests like local restaurants. But what if we could somehow hook Siri up on a date with a Raspberry Pi and make them work together to open our garage door at will? Step forward SiriProxy.
We have seen instances in the past of resourceful developers throwing together various pieces of work and technologies to create clever ways of controlling lighting levels at home or office as well as creating make-shift home automation systems that may not have the same power as a premium system, but still gets the job done. The SiriProxy-Hue project is yet another example of how community driven projects can interact with Apple's own software and hardware to create a usable system for the average user.
SiriProxy continues to amaze me. It started with Siri controlling the thermostat then moving to channel surfing on your TV. Now, a new project uses the tool with a home automation system activated by voice.