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  • Voice activated Light switch

    I would like to make a device that would allow me walk into my room and say, "Lights on" and on they go and when i leave, "Lights off". Is this possible?
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    getting warmer, anyone have any ideas?
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    • #3
      Using a directional microphone, MS's SAPI or ViaVoice with a simple program to process the commands, and a few relays and you could do it. I don't know if there are any easier, cheap ways to do it.

      *EDIT* Directional microphone, not antenna
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        Voice Activated Lights

        I once owned a "voice-activated dimmer light switch." I remodeled my bedroom placing four lights above my bed for reading. All four lights were controlled by one switch - which is where I installed the voice activation switch. I loved the setup and it worked perfectly for over a year. It had "high, medium, low and off" commands enabling me to read until the verge of sleep and then merely utter the "off" command.
        When it stopped working I had an electrician try to fix it. He found that it had literally burned itself out. When I tried to order a new one, I couldn't find one anywhere. That was about 3 years ago. I searched everywhere, even Canada where mine had originated. I found many patents for such a device - none of which has been acted upon as far as I can tell.
        The best I could do was purchase a plug-in device which doesn't come close to the setup I had before. It works exactly as the in-wall mounted switch I had originally, but only controls a lamp. I can't tell you how much I wish they would produce the actual in-wall switch again.