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Chris Cicchitelli
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1/11/2013
Chris Cicchitelli
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CastleOS allows you to speak to your home using a Microsoft Kinect and advanced natural language processing. The following is a sample of the types of speech CastleOS will recognize, please note you don't need to be perfectly precise in speaking these command examples. Also, remember to prefix all commands with "computer".

Devices (lighting, appliances, etc):
On/Off:
- turn on/off [device name]
- turn/set [device name] on/off
- [device name] on/off
- turn on/off [device name 1] and [device name 2]
- turn/set [device name 1] and [device name 2] on/off

Dimming (note: there are a great many variations of saying dim/brighten a light, the list is long and not included here for brevity, but they do work in CastleOS):
- dim [device name] to/by [dim percent]
- [device name] to/by [dim percent]
- dim [device name 1] and [device name 2] to/by [dim percent]
- [device name] and [device name 2] to/by [dim percent]

Master Lights (in these commands, the specific device is not mentioned, and CastleOS assumes the master light set in the Kinect Configurator):
- turn on/off the lights
- turn the lights on/off
- dim the lights to/by [dim percent]
- lights [dim percent]

Groups:
- turn on/off [group name]
- turn on/off [group name] lights
- turn/set [group name] on/off
- turn/set [group name] lights on/off
- [group name] lights

Scenes:
- turn on/off [scene name]
- turn/set [scene name] on/off
- activate/deactivate [scene name]

Thermostats:
- various natural language commands for getting the current/ambient internal temperature
Example 1: computer get the current temperature.
Example 2: computer what's the temp?
- get/what's the cool/heat setpoint (and other natural language variations)
Example 1: computer what's the cool setpoint?
Example 2: computer get cool setpoint.
- various natural language commands for getting the outdoor temperature (note: if the thermostat does not report the outdoor temperature, it will default to the local weather instead)
Example 1: computer what is the outside temp?
- various natural language commands for turning on/off the A/C/air conditioning/heat/fan
Example 1: computer turn on the air conditioning
Example 2: computer change the thermostat mode to heat
Advanced Features:

Timer - CastleOS allows a countdown timer to be created. This is good for cooking, a reminder to tune to your favorite show, etc. You can control the time as follows:
- create a timer for [number of minutes] minutes
- create and start a timer for [number of minutes] minutes
- start timer
- restart timer
- pause timer
- resume timer
- clear timer
- reset timer

Example questions you can ask the timer:
- what's the remaining time?
- how much time is left?
- how long was the timer set for?

Media Client Playback Control (for DirecTV, Emby, Plex, and Kodi):
Note 1: not all of the following commands work on all playback devices.
Note 2: each of the following commands can be followed with the following words and phrases: playback, video, display, music, show, movie, the video, the display, the music, the show, the movie.

- play
- pause
- unpause
- resume
- stop
- rewind
- fast forward
- previous
- next
- replay
- next
- advance
- record
- up
- down
- left
- right
- select
- back
- menu
- on screen display
- power
- power on
- power off
- format
- guide
- enter
- exit
- info
- channel up
- channel down

Channel Tuning (for DirecTV):
Note: Requests for a specific channel number can be started with variations of "tune channel", "change channel", "tune station", "change the station to", "change the channel to", etc.
Example 1: computer change the channel to 188.


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Chris Cicchitelli
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6/7/2015
Chris Cicchitelli
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Supported Colors
For Color-Changing Devices

Example command: "house make the [name of group or device] [color]", or, "house change the [name of group or device] to [color]".


Alice Blue
Antique White
Aqua
Aquamarine
Azure
Beige
Bisque
Black
Blanched Almond
Blue
Blue Violet
Brown
Burly Wood
Cadet Blue
Chartreuse
Chocolate
Coral
Cornflower Blue
Cornsilk
Crimson
Cyan
Dark Blue
Dark Cyan
Dark Goldenrod
Dark Gray
Dark Green
Dark Khaki
Dark Magenta
Dark Olive Green
Dark Orange
Dark Orchid
Dark Red
Dark Salmon
Dark Sea Green
Dark Slate Blue
Dark Slate Gray
Dark Turquoise
Dark Violet
Deep Pink
Deep Sky Blue
Dim Gray
Dodger Blue
Firebrick
Floral White
Forest Green
Fuchsia
Gainsboro
Ghost White
Gold
Goldenrod
Gray
Green
Green Yellow
Honeydew
Hot Pink
Indian Red
Indigo
Ivory
Khaki
Lavender
Lavender Blush
Lawn Green
Lemon Chiffon
Light Blue
Light Coral
Light Cyan
Light Goldenrod Yellow
Light Gray
Light Green
Light Pink
Light Salmon
Light Sea Green
Light Sky Blue
Light Slate Gray
Light Steel Blue
Light Yellow
Lime
Lime Green
Linen
Magenta
Maroon
Medium Aquamarine
Medium Blue
Medium Orchid
Medium Purple
Medium Sea Green
Medium Slate Blue
Medium Spring Green
Medium Turquoise
Medium Violet Red
Midnight Blue
Mint Cream
Misty Rose
Moccasin
Navajo White
Navy
Old Lace
Olive
Olive Drab
Orange
Orange Red
Orchid
Pale Goldenrod
Pale Green
Pale Turquoise
Pale Violet Red
Papaya Whip
Peach Puff
Peru
Pink
Plum
Powder Blue
Purple
Red
Rosy Brown
Royal Blue
Saddle Brown
Salmon
Sandy Brown
Sea Green
Sea Shell
Sienna
Silver
Sky Blue
Slate Blue
Slate Gray
Snow
Spring Green
Steel Blue
Tan
Teal
Thistle
Tomato
Transparent
Turquoise
Violet
Wheat
White
White Smoke
Yellow
Yellow Green
edited by ccicchitelli on 6/7/2015
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