Smart Home AR by lvabarajithan - 1

GUIVR & AR

Concept of SmartHome controlled though AR interface πŸ˜‰. College final year project (Back in 2017).

Unity 2017.3.0f3MIT LicenseUpdated 94 days agoCreated on July 24th, 2020
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SmartHome-AR

A concept of controlling smart home appliances though AR interface πŸ˜‰.

It’s a college final year project implemented on Android (Back in 2017), but can also supports iOS.

How it works?

The switch controls will be shown virtually when you point your mobile camera to a smart appliance.

how it works

Hover/Gesture your hand over the switch (in an AR way) will toggle the state of the smart appliance.

  • You can see the conference paper for more understanding.

  • Also attached the slides used for demo presentation.

Virtual buttons:

ar interface

On action:

led is on

Applications

  • Smart glasses (Ironman style 😎)
  • Possibilities are countless…

Setup environment and tools

  1. Android SDK
  2. Unity
  3. Vuforia engine
  4. QR code or some image (for AR interfacing)
  5. Firebase project
  6. AndroidThings board for IOT (or RaspberryPi)
  7. An Android device with camera ofcourse 😁

Setup Vuforia

  • Create an account in Vuforia portal
  • Upload the AR interfacing image or QR code for masking
  • Build and import onto the project
masking

Setup AndroidThings

  • Download and Flash latest Android Image
  • Create an Android app project
  • Design a cool interface indicating 2 LEDs. (I didn’t use real LEDs for demo but Android Things has GPIO controls)
  • Add Firebase library dependencies
  • Connect to Firebase realtime database (Setup instructions are below πŸ‘‡πŸ»)
  • Listen to the realtime database for changes (Database configured below πŸ‘‡πŸ»)
  • Update UI accordingly
  • Upload the app to AndroidThings
android things

Setup Firebase project

  • Create a new Firebase project - (SmartHome App)
  • Import the google-services.json file onto Unity app and AndroidThings app.
  • Init Realtime database, like
{
  "controls": {
    "led1": true,
    "led2": false
  }
}

The controls is the root of the database. The control values led1 and led2 indicate the ON/OFF state of the LEDs.

Setup Unity app

  • Setup Firebase Unity project (See here)
  • Setup Firebase Realtime database (See here)

Note: Project contains outdated library and implementation of Realtime database. Recommend to upgrade them.

License

MIT License

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