I am from India but I live in Germany. I recently got married and I was waiting for my wife's visa approval. Meanwhile I just started to play with my Particle Core which I received long ago. I decided to make a Home Automation with internet controlled relays and RGB LED strip.
Finally my wife got visa and she is going to arrive in Germany in 2 days. I thought if I can use Particle Core to give a surprise welcome to my wife. Immediately added a channel to my project to control a DC-Motor. And here is the video what I did with it ..
Heart of the project is Particle Core.
On the mobile I used Tasker for quick automation. AutoVoice to intercept voice and RESTask to post request to my Particle Core.
As soon as Core receives the command it turns ON the Motor for fixed amount of time, unwinding the balloons tied to the shaft and flashes the light connected to the Relay.