Build your own intercoms with a Rasbperry Pi

intercoms

Many are the projects that appear every day in any forum related to Raspberry Pi, this time I want to present one that I have found most interesting since it literally proposes to us in a very simple way how we can build our own intercoms, a system very similar to how those «walkie talkies»That you surely had when you were little at home and with which you enjoyed for many weeks with your friends.

The project itself has been created by Daniel Chote, one of the portal users projectable.me who has published a simple tutorial where we ourselves can build what he himself has baptized as TalkePi, an alternative based on the use of a WiFi network to interconnect two Raspberry Pi with the help of a simple and effective application such as mumble. As you can see, the project still has its limitations although, as the author has communicated, it is working on a version that does not limit its interconnectivity to the range of a WiFi network.

TalkiePi, a simple way to build your own intercoms.

As Daniel Chote recounts, apparently the idea of ​​creating these home intercoms arose when one day his two sons asked him to buy them a pair of 'walkie talkie' to play. With this in mind, good Daniel decided to create a system where, with the press of a button, the user could leave a recorded message, when the button was released, it would be sent and reproduced on the receiver. A very simple system, as far as software development is concerned, but that needs several hardware elements that we must synchronize as a button, housing, speaker, microphone ...

As we said before, all the software is in charge of mumble, an open source application widely used by all kinds of players on the internet who want to keep in touch when a game does not allow it. Without a doubt, a more than interesting idea, very simple to carry out, and that can give a lot of play, especially if there are several young people at home.

Further information: projectable


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