Hi Particle Community,
So recently I decided to set out to make my basement more “smart” and make it easier for me. I usually go down to the basement to work after school. I wanted to automate the room so it is much easier to come downstairs as I am usually carrying a heaving backpack and textbooks. I also am challenging my self to do all of these tasks with one Particle Core, hence the title. I would like some thoughts and comments on whether these ideas may be possible with one Core and how I would go upon doing this, as the saying goes “Nothing is impossible”( Okay, maybe not).
This is the ideas I have so far:
Firstly, the lights turn on. I have a tube light in my basement and I have a reading lamp on my table. I was thinking that I use a motion sensor to turn on the light, but I am unsure whether a motion sensor 's code can possibly also connect to a tube light.
Secondly, I was thinking IF it was possible(hint: IF(IFTTT)) to turn on my laptop( Lenovo U310, if that helps) and for it to bring up my Sunrise Calendar App and or Todoist ( Apps from the iOS App Store) with the updated calendar. When I am in school, between classes, I can quickly update my homework to the Todoist app and my schedule to the Calendar, and when I am coming into the basement, the laptop brings up the websites.
-Also, when I am leaving upstairs, it would be nice if the lights turn off, so I think like if I pass the motion sensor, then it would turn off the lights, Also this should be somehow unique to me, because it would be weird if that happened if it was not me, wasting the battery life. So the computer should only turn on if it was me. My idea was if my iPhone or backpack or something that belongs to me comes to a certain range to the motion sensor or the Core, then this would happen.
- Lastly, this is an not as important, but it would be nice if my Spotify playlist starts playing.
Also, um…well… this is kind of weird…but…um…well… I don’t know how to code…because my high school does not offer AP Computer Science until 10th and I am beginning 9th this fall…so sorry… . It would be helpful if the community can help me, it would mean a lot.
I did a lot of research in this but If i put all that down now, it would take me forever to post this topic, but I am open to all comments, questions, concerns, lectures, disappointment, lost of faith in humanity, comments posted. I am terribly sorry that I don’t know how to code…
So I challenge the Particle Community to expand the power of the Particle Core!