Smart Home Proof of Concept Controls an Air Conditioner with the HoloLens
Empea Berlin, a Germany-based company specializing in augmented, mixed, and virtual reality software, has released a video on Facebook showing off their experiments in smart home technology. Using a Raspberry Pi and a HoloLens unit, they were able to make a virtual remote control for an air conditioning unit. The remote is complete with various modes, temperature controls, timers, and other features.
For those that do not know, Raspberry Pi is a tiny $35 computer. You plug a keyboard, mouse, and TV up to it and you are ready to go. Since version 3 has come out, they are up to a speed that they can be used as a light desktop computer, but due to their size, they can be used as part or in conjunction with many other devices.
I recently picked up a Raspberry Pi 3 to experiment with Internet of Things (IoT) smart home ideas with the HoloLens. I have yet to write a single line of code for this purpose, due to time constraints (I have been way too busy here), but I do promise—as soon as I get a chance to get it up and working, I will do a how-to post on it.
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