iPhone controlled home speakers switch using the RaspberryPi and the CustardPi relay board

This is a project that I had in mind since we moved to the new house in the Houston Heights and we ended up with speakers throughout the house. Then I got a Sonos system for my birthday, which works great and can be easily controlled by iPhone or iPad o laptop. We got a standard push button speaker switch box but I thought it would be really cool to control the speakers via the iPhone since that is how I control the Sonos music.
The project started by using the server I have already setup on my RaspberryPi which can respond to php commands from inside or outside my network. Then I added a relay board CustardPi, wrote the php web service that controls the CustardPi, the Python scripts and the iPhone app that communicated with the web service and sues the commands. The relays then respond to the iPhone app and switch the speakers on and off.
Full description coming on my next post.

About hbouzas

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Studied Physics at the University of Buenos Aires. Joined Schlumberger in February 1985 in Houston, Texas, and worked in several technical and managerial positions until 2000. From 2000 until 2008 held several management positions in Abingdon, UK; Calgary, Alberta and London, UK. Worked in the areas of Geophysical Exploration, Geological Modeling, Structural Modeling, Reservoir Modeling and Petroleum Economics and holds several patents. He is currently the Norway Technology Center Manager for Schlumberger Information Solutions and is based in Oslo and Stavanger. Main interest are software, technology, innovation, 3D visualization, design, human computer interaction, energy, environment.
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