Fluto is a life-size colossal wind instrument. With Fluto, you can conduct an audio-visual symphony with others through your mobile device.
The instant an Arduino or Raspberry Pi connects to the web (with a public IP) it is out there for anyone – or anything – to detect.
In our connected devices class, my classmates and I all saw this vulnerability firsthand. After leaving our connected thermostats on for a week, we experienced our devices being scanned and sometimes attacked by machines from across the globe.
The connected thermostat I was building earlier is now complete! 🌡🌡🌡
This thermostat works like a Nest Thermostat (though clearly not as pricey); collecting the current temperature and sending that information to an online server.
A thermostat appliance only needs to send a few bits/bytes of information to get its point across. It can also be used to send sensor information. In this case, a temperature sensor!
I have Phillips Hue at home, so using the nice instructions from ITP Light & Interactivity I was able to connect to my home’s hue setup as a developer. Here is a snapshot of my home’s current setup (collected through a GET request after connected):
I used Node.js and Express to make a local server with some very basic routing features.
The repository for this project and other connected devices projects can be found here. This post is contained to the ‘lilserv’ folder.