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Raspberry Assistant

February 8, 2014

Paul sent a link this week to an interesting project using a Raspberry Pi.

It’s based on Steven Hickson’s voice recognition app and shell scripts that run Google’s text-to-speech. Here’s the article at instructables.

Raspberri Personal Assistant. by janw

Last summer, in a small store, I found half of a 1950s bakelite Televox intercom . I thought that it would make a nice cast for a project and I bought it as it only costed $9. It sat on a shelf until I bought my first raspberry pi. After I had played with the pi for some days, I was struck by the idea that the intercom would be ideal in combination with the pi, to build a voice controlled device.

Because of the intercom, the idea came that it would be funny to use the intercom for what it was intended: contacting your personal assistant to get information or to give him/her a task. The only difference is that this intercom isn’t connected to its other half but to the raspberry pi. And that there is no real person on the other side, but a smart little computer that can do a lot of the same things as that real person.

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