If you have seen Iron Man, Iron Man 2 or The Avengers then you have heard/know of Tony Stark’s digital butler Jarvis. He has control of everything in Tony’s home and Iron Man suit. The technology doesn’t exist to have such a butler, but the technology is available to build something very close to it.

As of October 2012, I haven’t made any additional changes to Jarvis because right now he resides on my laptop, which isn’t sufficient for me to run Jarvis on 24/7 without issue. I am in the process of getting Money put together for me to buy a new Mac Mini to continue the development of Jarvis.

As of December 2012, Development of Jarvis has started up again, I have been working on getting a more in depth weather forecast from Jarvis, which is working out pretty good, and because of recent changes to Twitter you can no longer use apps like Twitterrific or TweetDeck to post to Twitter, so I’ve decided that communicating with Jarvis through Twitter will remain a one way street, for now. I’ve setup Jarvis to use tweetymail to post to twitter and it appears to work great so far.

A few things I’m going to be working on and that I’m pretty excited about is the hardware side of Jarvis, so far I have been investigating the use of an Arduino to develop a couple of things. First, a RFID scanner to basically log in and log out of the apartment, turning off lights and such, and a wireless weather station so Jarvis doesn’t need internet to get the current weather.

I will be updating this page with videos and examples of what I have come up with for my own Jarvis.

So far some of the features include:

  • Wake up message that includes the current date and time, and weather for the day.
  • Checking my Agenda and then checking each part of the agenda, for example if I have 2 meetings in a day, I can have it read off each meeting title and time it will occur.
  • Communicate via Instant message, right now only AIM, TXT Message and sends me tweets with weather information.

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I will include more videos as I get the time to make them.

More to come!

This day in Wrestling History….

It was 10 years ago on this day, September 2nd 2002 that the World Heavyweight Championship was introduced on Monday Night Raw. Eric Bischoff handed the belt to Triple H. Moments later Ric Flair came out and contested the “handing” of the belt to Hunter, and suggested he needs to earn the belt. Bischoff agreed and the main event for that evening was Triple H Vs. Ric Flair for the World Heavyweight Championship.