Some brilliant Legend of Zelda fan has modified his entire home to be controlled by the Ocaraina of Time. Everything from the locking and unlocking of his door, to the watering of his plants, to the temperature of his home can be controlled simply by playing the ocarina. If you don't believe me, take look at the video below and see for yourself.
Alright, so the setup here is quite brilliant. At the heart of it all is a Raspberry Pi computer. These brilliant little devices can be purchased for about $30, and can be programmed to do just about anything you want (within reason). Most of the time in our circles we see the Raspberry Pi transformed into the ultimate retro gaming machine and multi-console emulator. That's what I use my Raspberry Pi for, but their utility extends far beyond the scope of gaming, as you can plainly see.
Allen Pan, who goes by the handle "Sufficiently Advanced," has programmed his Raspberry Pi to listen to and identify certain pitches and tones that, when played in certain sequences, will trigger digitally configured gadgets around his home.
At the beginning of the video we see that Pan has set Zelda's Lullaby to unlock the deadbolt to his house (is that safe?). Sun's Song will turn on his lights, while Bolero of Fire turns on the heater. When things get a little dry in the winter, the Song of Storms will activate the humidifier. Plants a little dried out? Play the Minuet of Forest to give them a little water.
The Song of Time triggers Allen's clock to tell the time, and we see that he has cleverly configured Saria's Song to call his cell phone when he's misplaced it. When it's time to get up and get going, and things need to be returned to how they once were, the Song of Healing will turn back time and turn everything off. Epona's Song will unlock the car, and we're off!
I've been a huge fan of the Raspberry Pi for a long time, and seen a lot of really creative fan creations. So far I think that this one takes the cake. To learn more about the Raspberry Pi, check out this website. If you'd like to see what else Allen has in the works, you can check out his Patreon page here.
And hey! If this puts you in the Legend of Zelda spirit, don't forget to check out our hilarious Breath of the Wild death compilation right here.