This DIY Google Home uses Raspberry Pi and cardboard to make the magic happen


Want a Google Home but would rather prioritize cost savings over fit and finish? Getting the latest issue of the officially magazine of Raspberry Pi, the MagPi. The Raspberry Pi foundation has often included freebies along with its magazine, but this might be the best yet – it’s a kit co-created by Raspberry Pi and Google, and it brings all the hardware you need to get set up with the Google Assistant SDK, and the Google Cloud Speech API.

You still need to supply your own Raspberry Pi 3, which is not that steep a hurdle to climb, but the magazine pack ships with a cardboard case, a speaker, a stereo microphone assembly and a large arcade button for activating the voice input piece of the puzzle. That’s another advantage that real Home has, since it’s entirely passive in…

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