March 22, 2017
In an awesome feat of engineering, YouTuber Sufficiently Advanced rigged his home so that many functions can be controlled with an ocarina using songs from Ocarina of Time! He combined note recognition, some internet-connected Raspberry Pis, and WiFi modules to automate many everyday tasks. For example, Zelda’s Lullaby unlocks the front door, Sun’s Song turns on the lights, the Bolero of Fire raises the temperature, and the Song of Storms activates the humidifier. Now speaking as someone who has to use the pause menu to look up how to play the songs in the game, there’s no way I could remember all these controls, but he has created an amazing way to integrate one of the greatest games of all time into his everyday life.
You can check out the video below or click here to view it on Youtube.