This is what I built in my home and this video is my own work. Both the computer and the software is self made. The interface is inspired by the LCARS interface from Star Trek.
Shown in this video are:
- Shopping list (Groceries)
- Rain radar
- Train departure times (because the train station is nearby)
- Library & Media player (connected to home cinema set)
- Internet browser
Not shown, but also operational is bluetooth support (notice the Transfer button to send the shopping list to your telephone)
More will be added as I get ideas and time to develop them. Why don't I control my home lights with this? Because the needed hardware costs a LOT and the light switch next to the door is more practical in the end anyway. Maybe some day I will add it just because it is cool. [source CLAPSTOELPILOOT]
this is a great interface - hope Star Trek don't kick (the original Dutch? inventor) in the bollocks for Copyright infringement. This 'sounds' exactly like a Hollywood computer should sound.
the thing that's missing for me?
i.e. voice activation from 'anywhere in the cyber house'. That would seal this as the MUST HAVE gadget!