"Can OpenMoko Make Coffee?" - SoC Project Proposal

Andrew Turner ajturner at highearthorbit.com
Tue Mar 20 16:42:53 CET 2007

There are already very good web interfaces for various stereo systems
such as the SlimServer (for squeezebox) and Roku Soundbridge.

For Home Automation, you definitely don't want to have it tied to a
mobile device that's going to "go away" so instead have the Neo1973
display an interface to your linux/mac/pc home automation system.

For example, Perceptive Automation's Indigo has "Control Pages", full
featured web interface to your home automation system, security,
itunes, music, etc:

On Linux MisterHouse (http://misterhouse.sourceforge.net/) is
web-based, open-source, and very hackable (if you like Perl) for
controlling all this stuff, viewing sensor data, etc.

These both will use your GPRS data connection, but that's very useful
for controlling when you're not at home/office. You can also use the
Bluetooth for proximity detection - which can check out Romeo/Salling
Clicker/others for good examples of how this could be done on OpenMoko
and then provide a nice interface for controlling detected devices.

Anyways, so for a SoC project this would still be useful to tie an
application for proximity detection and UI for interfacing these

On 3/19/07, Ben Burdette <bburdette at comcast.net> wrote:
> >
> > I think that the Neo1973 is both a phone and a portable handheld
> > device. Using it as a remote control is one of the things I've
> > personally been interested in this whole thing for. I'd like to think
> > of the OpenMoko device as an extension of myself into the world of
> > electronic devices. My own interface with the world ... until such
> > time as we can get wetware to do brain-computer interfaces, ;).
> > --
> Me too.  I want to use the moko to control a media center PC that is
> connected to my stereo, for queuing up audio files and etc.  My PC uses
> a video projector for the monitor and turning on the projector is too
> much trouble just for queuing up audio.  Leaving the projector on uses
> up the bulb life too.  I wonder if one of the linux based media center
> apps like mythTV would work for this?  A custom remote control app for
> the moko would be best, but a web browser interface would be fine too.
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Andrew Turner
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