When we set up the Google Home, we wanted to be able to add additional functionality to it so that we could tinker and control bits of our room from it. Using this, we can also interface with existing automation software — like IFTTT — to make the most out of our Google Home
What it does
We built a few interfaces to work with RoadRunner. Firstly, we added a module that can fire events when it sees an Amazon Dash Button being pressed. Then, we added support for casting to the Google Home for customizable sound playback. Finally, we reverse engineered the protocol for a commercial internet connected light switch. Then, we added modules to RoadRunner allowing us to interface with it.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
One of the difficulties was latency. While we were able to hook everything together, there's a long delay between certain events. We were able to minimize this by reducing some of the steps needed to perform a given action, but there is definitely room for improvement.
What's next for RoadRunner
We want to develop and add a dedicated module system that allows us to — perhaps from a web interface — customize and add event modules. This will make it easier to extend RoadRunner and make it more useful.