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Louisville’s hackerspace LVL1 is working on a home automation setup for the space, and they call it MOTHER. Using open-source home automation software called HOLOS, the capabilities include:

* Monitoring of LVL1 Space Occupancy & Zone Occupancy
* Measuring of “Hacktivity Levels” of each Zone
* Monitoring of individual member occupancy
* INSTANT WOMP MODE! (dubstep everywhere at the press of a button)
* Notifications of “Abnormal” hacktivity levels
* Monitoring of various websites and notifications of LVL1 mentions
* Various “Nagging” (Take out the trash, It’s cold please shut the door, I haven’t seen you in 3 days, please come visit your mother, etc…)
* “Member Scenes” – Auto setting of audio, lights, etc.. based on specific members present
* Logging and Graphing of ALL data
* Voice recognition and communication
* Control of Lighting and appliances
* Security System monitoring and notification of alerts
* Phone calls and emails based notifications
* Google Talk communication with AIML chat integration

This is a really fascinating project and I look forward to seeing how it develops.

John Baichtal

My interests include writing, electronics, RPGs, scifi, hackers & hackerspaces, 3D printing, building sets & toys. @johnbaichtal nerdage.net


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