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.
In this instructable, I'll show you:
- how to connect the pi to the intercom
- how to set up the pi
- how to install the voicecontrole software
- how to add a speech script that will return the output of your own scripts as speech
Step 1: What do you need for this project?
- A Raspberry pi model B with Raspian Wheezy installed.
- A USB WIFI adaptor: I used a Delock Nano Stick 150MB/s. It cost about $18
- A USB soundcard: it cost $3.21 at Deal Extreme.
- A small 5V amplifier: I used a PAM8403 board. It cost $5.64 at Deal Extreme.
- A 5V power supply: at least 2A.
- A 5V DPDT relais: DPDT means Double Pole Double Throw. The relais is able to switch two different signals between two different outputs.
- A tiny piece of vero board
- Some wires
- A USB keyboad and mouse + a tv with HDMI or video in connection for installing everything on the Pi