Build Your Own Google Home-Style Voice Assistant For Only $50
Build Your Own Google Home-Style Voice Assistant For Only $50

Recently, Google teamed up with the Raspberry Pi Foundation to launch a Voice HAT hardware kit, which allows fans of this mini PC to create their own personal, voice-controlled Google Home personal assistant.

Build Your Own Google Home-Style Voice Assistant For Only $50

The technology giant Google has teamed up with the Raspberry Pi Foundation to launch a Voice HAT hardware kit, which allows fans of this mini PC to create their own personal, voice-controlled Google Home personal assistant.

This is following the launch of the software development kit for Google Assistant, which gave developers the ability to incorporate this service into third-party hardware.

Nicknamed AIY Projects (Artificial Intelligence Yourself), this voice kit consists of a loudspeaker, microphone, button style arcade machines, carton box, HAT expansion board, cables, and various other components.

Voice HAT, which stands for Hardware Accessory on Top, allows the user, for example, to ask the weather, among other questions.

Through these components, a small box is built where everything is functional. When you’re done, just click the button or clap your hands to launch Google Assistant. It is important to note that this kit was designed and tested for the Raspberry Pi 3 B model, which will have to be purchased separately.

This way you can control a Raspberry Pi 3 similarly to a Google Home or Amazon Echo, and it becomes much more accessible in monetary terms. It is true that in terms of design it can not be compared, but it is still something interesting for true enthusiasts and for the makers.

For those of you who want to build a new friend, you can get it by purchasing the latest edition of the official Raspberry Pi magazine, The MagPi-Issue 57, for the month of May, which can be read for free here.

So, what do you think about this kit? Simply share your views and thoughts in the comment section below.



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