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Start a 1976 Jeep with voice commands using a MacBook and an Arduino

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Start a 1976 Jeep with voice commands using a MacBook and an Arduino

Arduino TeamMarch 9th, 2020

After being given a 2009 MacBook, John Forsyth decided to use it to start a 1976 Jeep via voice control.

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The build uses the laptop’s Enhanced Dictation functionality to convert text into speech, and when a Python program receives the proper keywords, it sends an “H” character over serial to an Arduino Uno to activate the vehicle.

The Uno uses a transistor to control a 12V relay, which passes current to the Jeep’s starter solenoid. After a short delay, the MacBook then transmits an “L” command to have it release the relay, ready to do the job again when needed!

As a fan of Iron Man, Forsyth channeled his inner Tony Stark and even programmed the system to respond to “JARVIS, let’s get things going!”

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