Google AIY Projects Voice Kit available for pre-order - £25 @ Pimoroni
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Google AIY Projects Voice Kit available for pre-order - £25 @ Pimoroni

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Found 15th Sep 2017Edited by:"m00head"
Google AIY Projects brings do-it-yourself artificial intelligence to your maker projects.

With this AIY Voice Kit from Google, you can build a standalone voice recognition system using the Google Assistant, or add voice recognition and natural language processing to your Raspberry Pi-based projects. The kit includes all of the components needed to assemble the basic kit that works with the Google Assistant SDK as well as on-device voice recognition with TensorFlow.

Included in the kit:

  • Voice HAT accessory board
  • Voice HAT microphone board
  • Plastic standoffs
  • 3” speaker (wires attached)
  • Arcade-style push button
  • 4-wire button cable
  • 5-wire daughter board cable
  • External cardboard box
  • Internal cardboard frame
  • Lamp
  • Micro-switch
  • Lamp holder

Necessary items that are not included:

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I know it was near impossible to get your hands on The Magpi when this was released, but a £20 markup is ridiculous.
Google Home better value than this set-up.
Google home is £130.
This project would be around £90.this would require a £40 quid raspberry pi with SD card(£10-£20) , PSU £5. I would favour the Google home over this DIY setup. I am a tinkerer and love DIY projects and am into raspberry pi and Arduino IOT projects. But this looks too expensive for something inferior to a Google home setup.
Edited by: "polarbaba" 15th Sep 2017
"PLEASE NOTE! THIS IS A PRE-ORDER AND WE EXPECT TO SHIP LATE OCTOBER 2017!'

Looks like you don't get it until end of October.

I'm out !
polarbaba1 h, 10 m ago

Google home is £130.This project would be around £90.this would require a …Google home is £130.This project would be around £90.this would require a £40 quid raspberry pi with SD card(£10-£20) , PSU £5. I would favour the Google home over this DIY setup. I am a tinkerer and love DIY projects and am into raspberry pi and Arduino IOT projects. But this looks too expensive for something inferior to a Google home setup.


I reckon a pi zero w for £10 would be easily capable & make this even cheaper. A £7.50 microsd would be fine too, and who doesn't have an old usb charger hanging around? Starting to look much more attractive..
pealy1 h, 29 m ago

I reckon a pi zero w for £10 would be easily capable & make this even …I reckon a pi zero w for £10 would be easily capable & make this even cheaper. A £7.50 microsd would be fine too, and who doesn't have an old usb charger hanging around? Starting to look much more attractive..

I read pi zero won't work with the updated version that enables the hey google voice activation. It's down to the processor used on a pi zero not being compatible.
hotukdealsuser24 m ago

I read pi zero won't work with the updated version that enables the hey …I read pi zero won't work with the updated version that enables the hey google voice activation. It's down to the processor used on a pi zero not being compatible.


Could use an old pi b+ though.
umirza8527 m ago

Could use an old pi b+ though.


No, that the same as the Zero's (actually a touch slow at default speed)

It needs the Pi3 or Pi2 (ARMv7 processor).

Though you do get etc compared to the Google assistant. You can add motors, seevis and things to the board as it has the hardware for it, as well as the unused GPIO etc.

You don't actually need the voice board to use the Google assistant part of it, just some speakers and a microphone.
bensimmo1 h, 30 m ago

No, that the same as the Zero's (actually a touch slow at default speed)It …No, that the same as the Zero's (actually a touch slow at default speed)It needs the Pi3 or Pi2 (ARMv7 processor).Though you do get etc compared to the Google assistant. You can add motors, seevis and things to the board as it has the hardware for it, as well as the unused GPIO etc.You don't actually need the voice board to use the Google assistant part of it, just some speakers and a microphone.


I meant pi 2. Sorry.
I have one of these sitting in storage box 3' away. I really should do something with it.
Yet anpther HUKD £5 inspired purchase with no time to use.
dessala4 h, 17 m ago

How come it is £25 in the UK and a freebie with every Pi3 in the US?


so, that's an up-coming promotion bundle through one chain store, maybe also a google sponsored event?
i think google needs to catch up on home voice assistants in the usa market, do you think the size of the uk market warrants a promotion too?
anyway, it was a freebie in the uk too, once, with a magazine purchase.
polarbaba15th Sep

Google home is £130.This project would be around £90.this would require a …Google home is £130.This project would be around £90.this would require a £40 quid raspberry pi with SD card(£10-£20) , PSU £5. I would favour the Google home over this DIY setup. I am a tinkerer and love DIY projects and am into raspberry pi and Arduino IOT projects. But this looks too expensive for something inferior to a Google home setup.


It's really not meant as an alternative to the Google Home, no comparison at all. It's meant for experimenting, building into other projects, developing and using Google's assistant APIs. Anyone wanting just a Google Home should buy a Google Home and avoid this
Would you want Google on top of gathering all of your information from your phone, TV, android box, web searches, location and emails, also listen to all of your conversations at home freely with your permission?.
I know that it needs a word to activate it.. but doesn't Alexa, and look and what that turned out to be
scooby3594 m ago

It's really not meant as an alternative to the Google Home, no comparison …It's really not meant as an alternative to the Google Home, no comparison at all. It's meant for experimenting, building into other projects, developing and using Google's assistant APIs. Anyone wanting just a Google Home should buy a Google Home and avoid this

I would agree with this. Good point!
Or wait for the Google Home Mini that's just been leaked.. Rumoured to be going on sale for $49 so we'll have something similar on release
Edited by: "scooby359" 20th Sep 2017
scooby3599 h, 0 m ago

Or wait for the Google Home Mini that's just been leaked.. Rumoured to be …Or wait for the Google Home Mini that's just been leaked.. Rumoured to be going on search for $49 so we'll have something similar on release

Which will hopefully match chromecast audio for features and sound quality.
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