From the community #2: "Hey Siri, get Stack-chan for me!"

A project log for Stack-chan - JavaScript driven super-kawaii robot

An easy-to-build and companion robot for everyone

Shinya IshikawaShinya Ishikawa 10/28/2021 at 14:350 Comments

robo8080 (@robot8080) is known to be one of the biggest fans/longest involved contributors in the Stack-chan community since I released the M5Stack-Avatar library, the predecessor of the Stack-chan project.

He has been exploring the path of "cute robots" such as face customization and integration with various web services especially voice assistants for several years, The following are just a few examples of his diverse creations.

Alexa & Stack-chan


It responds to calls in conjunction with Alexa. It reports the weather forecast.

Google translate via Siri shortcut with Stack-chan


Using the Google Translate service via Siri's shortcut feature, making Stack Chan a great translation assistant.

Such as the applications above, he makes full use of the M5Stack's WiFi communication to connect to these services.

It's also worth noting that he uses cases among Stack-chan's assets, and uses the familiar M5Stack-Avatar library and other Arduino software stacks for firmware development.

He brings out the best of Stack-chan's capabilities in many ways, but what I found most iconic about his relationship with Stack-chan was the following tweet

>何もしなくてもいい。そこにいるだけで癒される🥰(You don't have to do anything. Just being there is soothing)

Isn't this also a new and ideal relationship between robots and people?