Well, it's July and I'm the newest 2015 Parent coming with a cool idea to help bring the magic back into those expensive wands we bought this past week to our home in Alabama.
So, here is my extended idea and I don't believe my additional requirement actually is difficult... for someone like.... ummmmm I dunno... maccast or timothy high!!
I already hit you both up directly, so this will seem redundant. But in short, how hard would it be for someone to add the ability for the software on the PC or (preferably raspberry pi if someone coded this yet to work on the pi with the wiiremote) to transmit the specific spell detected to an attached USB BLE device.
Why? I have an app that already extends another sensor I was helping someone build that receives any pre-configured BLE advertisement WITHOUT any pairing involved and once the app receives a match... like for a spell cast to turn on a green Hue light. The message is sent to my webservice that I already have available and such webservice then is a trigger for my IFTTT account.
So the result would be, my daughter casts a spell to turn on a green light and WALLA! Green light goes on. She casts a spell to turn hue light to Blue. Walla it goes blue! She casts a special spell to txt mommy a pre-configured message "I love you" walla! Mom receives a SMS that says I love you! How you might ask!? I already told ya! My app detects pre-configured unique BLE advertisement for each spell we setup and that message (JSON push) to my webserver which is connected to IFTTT and a recipe in IFTTT is already setup to do ANYTHING! Okay, maybe not anything, like it won't float a feather or create a rainstorm. But it really could do some magical stuff for the kids and all I would need to do is add more IFTTT recipes linked with spells in the app.
Anyone interested in helping get the IR spell cast detection transmitting a BLE advertisement in the format I require for my app? I'll do the rest and provide to others to use if this works.
P.S. I'm not a programmer... I'm an innovator and connect the parts together after begging for help from smart coders like Timothy and maccast to help me implement the vision!