Siri and Raspberry Pi: A Match Made in Heaven
Make Siri do even more for you.
Raspberry Pi has captured the minds of developers around the world. Despite the fact that it was designed for teaching kids the basics of computer science, the tiny $35 computer has found its way into the hearts of grown-up devs, too, each one trying something weirder or whackier than the last.
This latest example of Raspberry Pi magic involves Apple's electronic personal assistant, Siri. Launching as an official feature on iOS 5 with the iPhone 4S, Siri helps iPhone users schedule their appointments, find local establishments and search the web. However, with Raspberry Pi, Siri is capable of so much more.
Geek.com reports that one enthusiast has managed to marry the two with impressive results. Posting to the Raspberry Pi forums, user DarkTherapy explains how he achieved the feat using his Raspberry Pi running the "wheezy" distro, SiriProxy and wiringPi. The result? As well as making appointments, calling contacts, and setting reminders, Siri is now capable of other tasks, such as opening the garage door. Check out DarkTherapy's work in action in the video below:
For more about his project, hit up the Raspberry Pi forums.