Raspberry Pi is increasingly present in the Internet of Things and it is increasingly present in our lives. Such things have made us, for example, use the Raspberry Pi as one more element in a ship.
The idea came from a user named Ufuk ARSLAN what has combined the Alexa code with a Raspberry Pi board and this has connected it to the ship, being able to control part of the ship through the voice. The project is known as Alexaboat. This is interesting since in an economical way you can avoid doing certain tasks and it could even be used with a tool in an emergency.
Alexaboat will make it possible for us to turn on or off the boat's engine with our voice
The idea arose, according to Ufuk ARSLAN, because of his habit of forgetting to turn off the ship's lights at night. This drained the battery and caused it to have problems the next day. He came up with the idea of connect a Raspberry Pi to the boat lights to turn them off. But then he saw the Hackster contest and it occurred to him the idea of using Alexa as a voice assistant. Such a project works quite well and although Alexaboat is not a complete assistant for boats, it is a great tool for those who are lovers of the nautical world and Free Hardware.
We can currently get the necessary code as well as the construction guide through Hackster's official website where the Ufuk ARSLAN has uploaded everything to be able to further promote the use of Alexaboat.
Personally, it has caught my attention because it is a use that few of us could expect from the combination of Alexa and Raspberry Pi, but there it is, a possibility of being a good assistant for the nautical world and a good fellow sailor. Whether we like the nautical world or not, the truth is that Alexa and Raspberry Pi are becoming a great alliance for the Internet of Things and also for Raspberry Pi users Do not you think?