So this is very geeky. (and I will probably never get the budget approved by my wife)
But I want to use a magic wand to control things in my house.
There is this:
(there is also Sonic Screwdrivers for you Dr Who fans and an “Official” Harry Potter version if you won’t accept imitations)
Anyhow, is there any way to get this to talk to SmartThings?
If I understand the Harmony Hub, it will take home automation commands from harmony remotes, which can then be sent to SmartThings (on/off only, which works for me).
Is the harmony remote using IR or talking directly to the hub?
If it’s IR then I would guess that the wand could learn the IR codes from the harmony remote and we’re golden!
If the above assumptions are correct, what is the lowest end harmony control and remote I would need?
Are there any other options?
Additionally, to get around the line of sight limitations of IR, there is this little gem, which uses a special AA/AAA battery to pick up the IR signal on the remote and send it via RF to an IR repeater. (I haven’t used this, but the reviews are positive)