Google Raspberry Pi AIY Project Not Google Home Replacement

first_img Lyra Is a Handheld Gaming System Powered by a Raspberry PiRaspberry Pi Used to Steal 500 MB of NASA Data Raspberry Pi meets Google Voice in the latest DIY AIY project for tinkerers.A free hardware kit shipped with the latest issue of The MagPi allows subscribers to turn their Raspberry Pi into a voice-controlled virtual system.Inside the magazine, you’ll find a Google Voice Hardware Attached on Top (HAT) accessory board, stereo microphone PCB add-on board, speaker, large arcade button, a selection of wires, and the custom cardboard case used to house all the components.Makers are encouraged to build a cardboard device that uses the Google Assistant SDK to answer questions like “What is the weather in Bangor, Maine?” or “What is 827 divided by 19?”The experimental system—compatible with the Raspberry Pi 2, Pi 3, or Pi Zero—enables you to hook up the “little box that talks to you” to own personal projects. Folks can also create custom commands to summon various functions like turning on the lights or controlling the robot butler.Latest issue of The MagPi (via Raspberry Pi Foundation)Keep in mind, however, that it does require some software setup before use, and is “not a Google Home replacement,” The MagPi‘s Rob Zwetsloot reminded readers in the comment section of a recent blog announcement.Subscribers should have received issue 57 of the fanzine last week; everyone else can pick up the magazine at Barnes & Noble (US) or WHSmith, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, and Asda (UK).Those folks not blessed with the do-it-yourself gene who are simply interested in reading the latest Raspberry Pi News can snag a copy of the periodical online, via the official Android and iOS apps, or as a free PDF download.“The folks at Google, along with us at The MagPi, are really excited to see what projects you can create (or enhance) with this kit,” Zwetsloot said, “whether you’re creating a voice-controlled robot or a voice interface that answers all your questions.”Currently available only with a copy of the magazine, the AIY Project kit is not it remains unclear whether the AIY Project kit will be available for sale separately in the future. Stay on targetlast_img