Cortana as a home-automation assistant

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Microsoft’s brand new personal assistant, Cortana, is getting a lot of people excited at the moment. Even though it is in beta, I’ve found it surprisingly good, and already use it for practical reasons daily.

So why not take it a bit further? What about letting her control my lights – because, yes, giving an AI access to deadly electricity is a great idea (no, really, it is).

This uses a Netduino, Bluetooth module, and a normal 240v desk-lamp.

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  • Robert Iagar

    Open source that! Looks really cool! Didn’t know Cortana can do that.

  • Karthikeyan

    I’m your new fan, and you’re my new hero!

  • Mascetti

    Hi, are you planning to release the sources of this?
    Looks amazing, would really love to make something similar with my WP :)

    • PiRhAnAs

      Actually, cortana doesn’t do anything special here. The old plain Voice commands that has been there since WP8 are perfect for this senario. You can use them for this same example here.

  • http://maitreyavyas.in/ Maitreya Vyas

    Can we use Spark boards?

  • pirekare

    hi!

    any project with raspberry pi ?