The possibilities of automation in a modern home are endless. We wanted to focus on some of the most important audio/video based applications we could think of for a modern household.
What it does
This project brings home automation a step closer to being more mainstream by integrating features using the Bose SoundTouch API to make life easier. This was achieved by: 1. Being your entertainer: Based on the mood of the users, the application plays an appropriate Spotify playlist without the user having to lift a finger. 2. Being your guardian: The application sounds an alarm at maximum volume when it detects intruders lurking near your windows/balcony and sends you an SMS alert too. 3. Being the DJ at your parties: The application allows your guests to play, pause, and navigate through the playlist without them having to install any app. 4. Being your assistant: The application automatically plays your favorite playlist when it senses that you've entered the house.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
The biggest challenge was integrating so many components together to make one working solution. Getting the Spotify API set up was a big challenge for us and took a considerable amount of time.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We're proud of how we were able to expand the usability of the speakers to do more than just play music from an app. We are also proud of how we were able to pick up new skills to get this project done.
What we learned
We learnt a plethora of technologies, and we learnt how important planning ahead is.
What's next for Bose Smart Home Automation
Many extensible features like advanced intrusion detection using motion sensors and voice command compatibility.