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Voice Controlled Raspberry Pi

A program for custom voice commands to the Raspberry Pi. Make your RPi send emails, play videos, check the weather, and more using speech.

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This project was created on 02/15/2014 and last updated 3 months ago.

This is my Voicecommand program for the RPi. The beauty of this is that you can use it and customize it without programming anything.
This will work on any linux machine but I find it uniquely suited for the Raspberry Pi and that's what I developed it for.

It was inspired by 2001 A space odyssey.

This is a funny hack

You just type voicecommand -e to edit the configuration file and add any speech and the coinciding command. You can see all of the little nifty commands it can recognize just with my config file in the video. I use all of these pretty often. It is very mutable and works with lots of other programs.

The commands should be in the format speech==command. Ex:

music==xterm -e pianobar

Doctor Who==playvideo -r -f Doctor Who

I hope you will try this out and make some cool things with it. A video demonstration and Instructions to install are below in the links.

You can install with:

sudo apt-get install git-core

git clone git://

cd PiAUISuite/Install/



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MoserLabs wrote 3 months ago null point

Do I have to try it on one of my Pi's before I give it a skull? I am SUPER excited to try it out!!! Thank you for the submission and distraction from the rest of my projects!

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trademark wrote 3 months ago null point

This is extremely similar to my project! I wrote a Processing speech recognition program and used it with some reverse-engineered remote outlets to give me voice controlled lights and stuff. I also made commands into a config file. We must be on the same wavelength! Search for "Docta Vox" if you want to compare notes :-)

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csmaster13 wrote 3 months ago null point

How much has this project advanced since its inception??

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Steven Hickson wrote 3 months ago null point

Quite a bit. It is on V3.0 right now and I'm trying to use this deadline to force me to push out a version 4.0. I hope to have an optional GUI and a RPi image with voicecommand already set up sometime soon.

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glenn_kelly_revere wrote 4 months ago null point

RPi Kewl

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