Many of us already have smart devices in our homes that control the rest of the devices in the home. A kind of Amazon Echo or Google Home but personalized. Others choose to buy the device from Amazon or Google. However now there is another possibility, a legal, optimized and free possibility.
Google has joined Raspberry Pi in creating Free Hardware projects. Thus, they have created a home virtual assistant that we can build ourselves but that will have the technology of Google and Raspberry Pi.
This virtual assistant has been dubbed VoiceKit or at least like this it's called the web in which we will find all the information of the device. This device curiously can be purchased through the latest issue of The MagPi.
VoiceKit is the first free virtual assistant that has been created in conjunction between Google and Raspberry Pi
This magazine is created by the Raspberry Pi Foundation and in the last issue the construction kit for this virtual assistant is attached, which includes components such as a Pi Zero W board, speakers, etc… Also the user you will be able to use Google software to have a functional virtual assistant and without problems.
At the moment, through the magazine is the only method to get this virtual assistant kit. But this is something that already happened with the Pi Zero board and months later we began to find it in the Hardware Libre stores. On the other hand Google has confirmed that This virtual assistant kit will not be the only thing I launch in collaboration with Raspberry Pi. Their interest in the board is genuine and they will continue to launch official projects with Google software and Raspberry Pi hardware.
The truth is that The MagPi is difficult to reach Spanish kiosks but it is also true that having Free Hardware and Free Software, We can build this virtual assistant ourselves Without any problem, yes, we have to be a little handyman because we have to build the kit first.