04 Dec '17, 12pm

Classic Tomy Toy Gets AIY Makover

A few months ago the Raspberry Pi magazine The MagPi gave away a piece of hardware, the Google AIY voice control kit. Subscribers all received one, but as always the eBay scalpers cleaned up all the in-store copies and very few lucky enthusiasts scored a kit of their own. Among these frustrated Pi owners was [Circuitbeard], who decided instead to make his own kit. And since a cardboard case lacked style , he decided to do so in the shell of a 1980s Tomy Mr. Money toy novelty bank . Into it went a Raspberry Pi Zero W and an audio pHat, with a servo to operate the head and a microswitch connected to the toy’s arm as a trigger. The Python code to run everything is all included in the write-up, and he’s posted a video of the device in operation which we’ve placed below the break. We’ve covered several Google AIY projects since it was released, including one in a British teleph...

Full article: https://hackaday.com/2017/12/04/classic-tomy-toy-gets-aiy...

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