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Give your voice assistant a retro Raspberry Pi makeover

Reading Time: 2 minutes Do you feel weird asking the weather or seeking advice from a faceless device? Would you feel better about talking to a classic 1978 2-XL educational robot from Mego Corporation? Matt over at element14 Community, where tons of interesting stuff happens, has got your back. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01OHLAjIXJE?feature=oembed&w=500&h=281] Watch Matt explain how the 2-XL toy robot […]

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Raspberry Pi + Furby = ‘Furlexa’ voice assistant

Reading Time: 3 minutes How can you turn a redundant, furry, slightly annoying tech pet into a useful home assistant? Zach took to howchoo to show you how to combine a Raspberry Pi Zero W with Amazon’s Alexa Voice Service software and a Furby to create Furlexa. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCOsM-4NEKs?feature=oembed&w=500&h=281] Furby was pretty impressive technology, considering that it’s over 20 […]

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Hacking an Etch-A-Sketch with a Raspberry Pi and camera: Etch-A-Snap!

Reading Time: 2 minutes Kids of the 1980s, rejoice: the age of the digital Etch-A-Sketch is now! What is an Etch-A-Sketch Introduced in 1960, the Etch-A-Sketch was invented by Frenchman André Cassagnes and manufactured by the Ohio Art Company. The back of the Etch-A-Sketch screen is covered in very fine aluminium powder. Turning one of the two directional knobs runs […]