Raspberry Pi Hacked to Allow Siri to Open Your Garage Door

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What a world we live in – We now have computers that fit in our pockets, gorgeous televisions that are 1″ thick, and a dude who skydived from the edge of space.  Continuing along that vein, now you can program your credit card sized computer, otherwise known as the Raspberry Pi, to open your garage door for you using Siri’s voice commands on your iPhone.  Seriously.

RaspberryPi.org forum user “DarkTherapy” was able to code his Raspberry Pi saying he used “SiriProxy running on the Raspberry Pi, along with wiring Pi to access the Pi’s GPIO pins and turn a relay on/off.”  He then hooked up the relay to his automatic garage door system and voila, he can open his garage door by telling Siri to “Open the garage door” on his iPhone.

Currently, the system only works over WiFi, so you better hope your home’s WiFi signal reaches to your driveway.  DarkTherapy notes that it could be set up to work over cellular VPN in the future.

If you’re brave enough, head on over to this forum post for instructions on how to do this yourself.  Otherwise, you can check out the video, below.

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I'm an architect by trade, but the overarching theme of my life has always been trying to keep up with the newest, coolest technology. Ever since I picked up an NES controller, I've been hooked on the latest and greatest gadgets, gizmos, and toys. Whether it's gaming, mobile phones, and accessories, or PCs and Apple products, I'm interested. I use many Apple products in my daily life, such as the iPhone, iPad, and my MacBook Pro. I've also built a few PCs in my day, so I'd like to say that I'm a pretty well-rounded techie.