Lately, we launched AIY Voice Equipment, a do-it-yourself voice recognition equipment for Raspberry Pi-based maker tasks. Our preliminary providing bought out globally in only a few hours, so immediately, we’re blissful to announce that extra AIY Voice Kits will likely be obtainable for buy in shops and on-line within the coming weeks. You may pre-order your equipment immediately with Micro Heart.

The Voice Equipment contains the identical VoiceHAT (Hardware Accent on High), mic board, speaker, parts, connectors and cardboard type for straightforward meeting that we first made obtainable within the preliminary providing of Voice Equipment with MagPi #57 in Might. (Artistic makers have since responded with their very own recipes whereas ready for extra stock.)  

The Google Assistant SDK is configured by default to deliver hotword detection, voice management, pure language understanding, Google’s smarts and extra to your Voice Equipment. You may prolong the challenge additional with native vocabularies utilizing TensorFlow, Google’s open supply machine studying framework for customized voice consumer interfaces.  

Our objective with AIY Tasks has at all times been to make synthetic intelligence open and accessible for makers of all ages. Makers usually try to unravel actual world issues in artistic methods, and we’re already seeing makers do some cool issues with their Voice Kits. Listed below are just a few examples:

Cool issues makers are doing with Voice Equipment 

Martin Mander created a retro-inspired intercom that he calls 1986 Google Pi Intercom. He describes it as “a wall-mounted Google voice assistant utilizing a Raspberry Pi three and the AIY Voice Equipment.” He used a mid-80s intercom that he purchased on sale for £four. It cleaned up nicely!



Get the total story from Martin and see what Slashgear needed to say concerning the challenge.

(This one’s for Dr. Who followers) Tom Minnich created a Dalek-voiced assistant.

Maker using AiY Voice Kit

He gives a tutorial on how one can modify the Voice Equipment to do one thing related — maybe create a Drogon-voiced assistant?

Victor Van Hee used the Voice Equipment to create a voice-activated web streaming radio that may play different kinds of audio recordsdata as nicely. He supplies directions, so you are able to do the identical.


The Voice Equipment is at the moment obtainable within the U.S. We’ll be increasing globally by the top of this 12 months. Keep tuned right here, the place we’ll share the newest updates.

The constructive reception to Voice Equipment has inspired us to maintain the momentum going with extra AIY Tasks. We’ll quickly deliver makers the “eyes,” “ears,” “voice” and sense of “steadiness” to permit easy, highly effective gadget interfaces.

Your enter is important to serving to us plan our subsequent releases, so tell us how AI can enhance your tasks, and resolve actual issues. Be part of the dialog at, and share what you’re engaged on utilizing the #AIYprojects hashtag. We will’t wait to see what you make.

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