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Voice-Controlled Lamp Using Ninja Blocks + MacBook

Here’s a video of my latest quick weekend hack, using voice to switch a lamp on and off: Ok, so it’s actually a combination of Watts Clever + Ninja Blocks + Node.js + Automator + Speakable Items. Speakable Items takes the voice commands via MacBook’s internal microphone, then calls the Automator applications, which then runs a Node.js script (which output gets spoken by Automator applications), which then tells Ninja Blocks to actuate Watts Clever power socket.…

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Use Jenkins On Firefox By Talking To Your Mac

I was watching I, Robot the other day, and thought how great it would be to use voice to control Jenkins. So last night I did a quick read, and then recorded this video. This used Mac Speech Recognition, so in theory I talked to my Mac, which then opened Jenkins pages on Firefox. Here are the commands: ‘Open Jenkins’: opens Jenkins home page (dashboard) ‘Build Bob’: builds a project called Bob ‘Configure system’: opens Jenkins configuration page ****I had to repeat each command 2-3 times because I speak Indonesian-accented English.…

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