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How to Control your Smartthings Hub with Siri using a Raspberry Pi

AppleSiri1TNW-1200x651Here is how to install Homebridge (Apple HomeKit bridge) on a Raspberry Pi and integrate it with Smartthings:

1- You need to install your Raspberry Pi

  • Install your Pi by following these instructions: https://www.raspberrypi.org/help/noobs-setup/

2- Install Node.js on the Raspberry Pi

  • wget https://nodejs.org/dist/v5.2.0/node-v5.2.0-linux-armv7l.tar.gz
  • tar -xvf node-v5.2.0-linux-armv7l.tar.gz
  • cd node-v5.2.0-linux-armv7l
  • sudo cp -R * /usr/local/
  • To check Node.js is properly install and you have the right version, run the command:
  • node –v

3- Install the latest version of NPM

  • sudo npm install npm -g

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Tip: have iPhone’s LED flash light up when pinging it from your Apple Watch

Owners of the Apple Watch can easily find their misplaced iPhone by tapping a dedicated icon on the Settings glance, which will cause the connected iPhone to emit a high pitched sound. I’ve been using this trick since the Apple Watch came out to locate my iPhone, which shows an unnerving tendency to disappear under a pile […]

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How to control your Smartthings hub with Siri using your Mac

AppleSiri1TNW-1200x651If you have a home automation system such as Smartthings and want to be able to use Siri to control your home devices (open doors, turn on lights, etc). You need to install an open source software called “Homebridge”.

If you own a Mac these are the instructions (using terminal):

1- Install Homebrew:

$ xcode-select –install
$ ruby -e “$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)”
$ brew doctor

2- Install NPM (Node Package Manager)

command line: $ brew install node
or download it from here: https://nodejs.org/en/

3- Install homebridge:

$ sudo npm install homebridge
if you get an error change the /usr/local/lib/node_modules directory permissions to 777 (temporarily)

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