I couldn’t sleep this morning, and when I can’t sleep I tend to think. Over the last little while my thoughts have been on the Spark Core and ideas of things I want to control. In my random thoughts last night I had an idea.
While looking through the project plans people have posted I’ve seen a LOT of what basically equate to wifi sensors. That’s basically what I’ll be doing with my first one as well. What if the Spark team took advantage of this and created a series of spark wifi accessories that could be directly accessed by the Cloud APIs that are already in place. For example, I’d love to put multiple Temperature / Humidity sensors around my house that could all be addressed as simply as the Core can using the APIs. I could buy a bunch of Cores and wire them up, OR I could save a little money and buy Wifi enabled Temp / Humidity sensors from Spark for a little cheaper and just call them using the same APIs. Maybe my Core will change the color of a LED strip and send me a message if one of those sensors goes beyond a certain range. Maybe I have a motion sensor or light sensor that I can place anywhere that can wirelessly interact with my Core and the web though the API’s you already have in place.
Maybe I’m the only one that would like such a thing, maybe it wouldn’t be profitable, I really don’t know. What do you guys think?