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Watch As 'Zelda' Fan Controls His Smart Home With 'Ocarina Of Time' Tunes And An Ocarina [Video]

18 March 2017, 7:39 am EDT By Vincent Lanaria Tech Times
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A Zelda fan is essentially stepping into Link's shoes in real life, controlling his surrounding with an ocarina.

Prompted by the Nintendo Switch and the release of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, YouTube user Sufficiently Advanced or Allen Pan showed off one of his latest creations: a smart home environment with an Ocarina of Time theme.

'Ocarina Of Time' Brought To Life

In the clip posted below, you'll see Pan playing "Zelda's Lullaby" to unlock his door, and upon successfully playing the tune, a familiar responding tone resounds to confirm that something happened.

Continuing the demo, he must've figured it was a tad too dark inside, but instead of going for a switch, he played the "Sun's Song" from his couch to turn on the lights.

One realization after another, Pan found it too chilly, and masterfully blew the proper Ocarina of Time tune "Bolero of Fire," which turned on the heat.

Next, the air was apparently lacking moisture, and so he played the "Song of Storms" to get his humidifier working.

From the corner of his eye, he saw that he wasn't the only one in the room that needed some wetness. As such, he activated the water pump that had tubes directed to his plants by playing the "Minuet of Forest."

Looking at his forearm and wondering what time it is, he noticed he didn't have a watch. Anyone with their right mind will definitely think of the "Song of Time," which prompted a talking clock to say the time with bonus info about the temperature.

Feeling about for his phone, he determined that it wasn't in his pockets. Whom can you call through an ocarina? Saria, of course. Needless to say, he performed "Saria's Song." Saria in this context is his phone, by the way.

In need of swift transportation, he opts for the next best thing after Epona: his car. As he played "Epona's Song," his car got unlocked.

To switch off everything that he has been turning on, he plays the "Song of Healing" and resets all the modules to their previous state.

At that, he leaves his home, and after stepping out, his door automatically locks itself.

What's Behind The Magic?

Of course, the smart home is more technology than magic.

To explain, the whole build is composed of an always-on mic, a Raspberry Pi, and Wi-Fi modules. The system is programmed to identify musical sequences, aka the Ocarina of Time tunes, and carry out a function depending on what it picks up.

Sure, it's far from adding convenience to anyone's day-to-day life, but that's presumably not the purpose of this. If nothing else, it's a great way to impress friends and, in this case, the world.

If you liked Pan's Ocarina of Time smart home creation, then you can show some support via his Patreon page and YouTube channel.

Also, feel free to hit us up in the comments section below and let us know your thoughts about it.

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