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Brian H

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Alexa Voice Service on a Raspberry Pi
« on: March 26, 2016, 07:29:06 AM »

Saw this interesting project. On Alexa Voice Service using a Raspberry Pi.
I believe the author is an Amazon Employee.

https://github.com/amzn/alexa-avs-raspberry-pi/blob/master/README.md
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Re: Alexa Voice Service on a Raspberry Pi
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2016, 07:54:31 AM »

I referenced the same thing in HA Dave's Hey Siri thread.
http://forums.x10.com/index.php?topic=29275.msg165839#new

I especially liked TechHive's use of recipe in their headline. I can't recall seeing it before but suspect we'll see lots of future Pi recipes.
http://www.techhive.com/article/3048477/consumer-electronics/turn-a-raspberry-pi-into-an-echo-like-speaker-with-this-recipe-from-amazon.html

What I'd like to see is the $5 Pi Zero wed to an ESP8266 at the chip level. It could sell for under $10 and have billions of applications. If Itead Studio can sell its Sonoff ESP8266-based WiFi devices for under $5, the married couple should cost less than $10.
https://www.itead.cc/sonoff-sv.html

Authinx should be looking at adding the ESP8266 to all of their switches and modules. Then, who cares about noise, phase couplers, and the like?
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Re: Alexa Voice Service on a Raspberry Pi
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2016, 10:31:32 AM »

I think Raspberry Pi.... and my thoughts wander to robotics. Of course robots are the last and greatest evolution of automation (at home or anywhere else). 

When I first retired... I played around with a deer chasing yard rover. It was a solar charged, remote controlled, mobile camera platform... with a buzzer and lights. I had hoped to get some automated control of the rover using radio signals and a PC located separately inside the home. My successes were moderate and very limited... at best. I disassembled my project after a few months. Although... I have continued to acquire parts and pieces. 

But technology... particularly with the ]Raspberry Pi... has grown so much in the last seven years. It is tempting. I think for anyone with too much time (and too much money) on their hands... robotics is the perfect hobby. Otherwise... useful progress would have to be a within a team based approach.     
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Re: Alexa Voice Service on a Raspberry Pi
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2016, 11:14:03 AM »

...and too much money
Even those without too much money can toy with the $5 Pi Zero.

I suspect it could even be used for Pi in the sky...
http://www.pi-in-the-sky.com/
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Re: Alexa Voice Service on a Raspberry Pi
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2016, 07:01:07 PM »

...and too much money
Even those without too much money can toy with the $5 Pi Zero.

I suspect it could even be used for Pi in the sky...
http://www.pi-in-the-sky.com/

Oh yeah.... I like everything I've read about Raspberry Pi. Maybe I should go searching for a Pi Forum... as I am a bit hesitant to dive in without some sort of support group.  

And then there's this...
http://www.computerworld.com/article/3048439/personal-technology/google-may-quietly-be-working-on-rival-to-amazon-echo.html?google_editors_picks=true

The ONE thing we have plenty of now-a-days..... is choices.
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Re: Alexa Voice Service on a Raspberry Pi
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2016, 01:31:53 PM »

There's always the official one...

https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/
 

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