In addition to making homes safer and smarter, SmartThings can also spark the imagination of its users–even its youngest ones.
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“My nine-year-old son Calvin is an aspiring magician. When he’s not trying to make his sister disappear, he’s practicing card tricks, magical rings, some basic levitation, and of course a whole range of SmartThings-enabled fun.
One of his favorites is to magically make lights turn on and off with the flip of a wand or with a simple magic word.”
One of his favorites is to magically make lights turn on and off with the flip of a wand or with a simple magic word. Here, he has one of the SmartSense Multi sensors set up to turn his bedside lamp on and off. By opening and closing it behind his back, he can wow and wonder his friends. Unfortunately, his sister caught on eventually, so she’s over this specific trick.
Practical jokes are in his nature as well. If you ever walk into a room only to have the lights refuse to turn on, there is a safe bet Calvin has been playing around with SmartApps to change how things behave. One time he set up a siren to turn on when the fridge was opened. While it was a good deterrent to snacking, Mom had that one removed pretty quickly.” – Andrew