If you have been living under a rock for the past year or so, you probably haven’t heard that the next big thing in tech will be home automation and controlled all by your smart phone via your wireless network. This probably has a lot of the major industries getting nervous <cough>ADT and other security companies<cough>. Ninja Blocks has taken a big shot at home automation and created a really cool concept that runs completely off of your wireless network. The other really cool part is that they made it open source allowing the extremely smart men and women out there to modify and customize the tasks that can be accomplished and monitored via Ninja Blocks.
What kind of things can you automate at your house? Don’t worry, we will be your information source and let you know of a couple:
There are a bunch of other little fun things you can do as well like change the color of the Ninja’s eyes too. The really cool thing about it being open source is the ability for people to go nuts on programming their own actions into the Ninja Block. You can buy individual sensors and pair it up to the Ninja Block you have which means you can really wire the entire house up. Be afraid home security companies, be very afraid.