Things used in this project

Snips Voice Interaction Development Kit (Base Kit)   × 1
Raspberry Pi 3 Model B × 1
Seeed ReSpeaker 2-Mics Pi HAT× 1
Seeed Grove - Temperature Sensor× 1
Seeed Grove - Relay× 1
Snips AIR
Raspberry Pi Raspbian


Why Did We Build This?

From my personal experience, I've seen many people preparing for various linguistic test such as GRE, TOEFL, IELTS. They need a person to help them in memorizing and understanding the words.

Generally, when a person prepares for any such exams, they are in need of a person to check and correct if they make a mistake. With this solution, we can reduce the manpower by employing a voice assistant.

Hardware Build

First of all, I would like to thank SNIPS and SEEED for supporting this project with the amazing Snips Voice Interaction Development Kit (Base Kit), I really felt informative using this board and able to achieve some of the complex projects integrated within a PCB.

You can purchase the Snips Voice Interaction Base Kit for $115 and Snips Voice Interaction Satellite Kit for $85

Step 1: Getting Started with SNIPS

Before getting started, let's review what you'll need.

  • Raspberry Pi 3B/B+ (Recommended) or Pi 2 Model B (Supported).
  • Micro-USB Cable & Micro-USB power adapter for Raspberry Pi.
  • Micro SD Card (Minimum 8 GB) - An operating system is required to get started. You can download Raspbian Stretch and use the guides for Mac OS, Linux and Windows In the Raspberry Pi website.
  • USB Keyboard & Mouse, and an external HDMI Monitor - we also recommend having a USB keyboard and mouse as well as an HDMI monitor handy.
  • Internet connection (Ethernet or WiFi)

Snips Voice Interaction Base Kit

Assembled kit

Assembled kit

Out of box

Out of box

The Snips Voice Interaction Development Kits empowers users to jump start their development of voice interfaces and easily integrate the Snips AI Voice Platform with hardware. Snips runs on device, meaning all of your voice commands and data are processed locally rather than being sent to the cloud. This on-device processing results in a completely secure offline voice assistant that keeps your personal data private, as it should be.

The Voice Interaction Base Kit allows you to run the entire Snips AI Voice Platform. Powered by a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ and the ReSpeaker 2-Mics Pi HAT, it is capable of acting as your home smart speaker. Along with the kit comes a speaker, a Grove - Temperature & Humidity Sensor (SHT31), a Grove - Relay, and a pegboard to hang it on a wall or create a nifty stand.

But that's not all! The Voice Interaction Satellite Kit will extend your base station to reach each room of your house and allow you to interact with the hardware based on where you issue your commands!

This kit contains a Raspberry Pi3 B+ board, ReSpeaker 2-Mics Pi HAT, Grove – Relay, Grove - Temperature&Humidity Sensor (SHT31), Speaker 6 Ohm 2W, MicroSD Card, Power adapter with Micro USB connector, Grove cable x 2, Acrylic Base panel.

Assembly Steps: (Content from SNIPS)

The following picture is the overview of the assembly parts.

Here the assembly parts are mounted on the base panel.

Then, all the electronic parts are mounted on the board.

After that mount the Acrylic Protective cover on top of the Grove -Relay.

These 2 parts are used to make the Kit into a table stand.

This is how it looks when the above 2 parts are connected to the base panel.

Finally, you are ready to play with Snips.

The kit provides two ways of placement. It can either be placed on a horizontal surface as a stand or can be hung...

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