July 10, 2009
MIT styled doors which can be opened by iPhones and not keys
Chris Varenhorst from the MIT institute found it tough handling keys after a tiring day of studying. So he took an old Pentium III computer running Ubuntu, a Phidget control board, plus a handfull of servos, solenoids, pistons and actuators, hacking them all together into this elaborate, iPhone-controlled door system. The door opens magically with a tap on the iPhone screen or a secret knock. Like Microsoft’s future home this one will surely make it to Apple’s future home where everything from the lights, bathtub and doors will be controlled from the jesus phone.