Google just recently added voice search functionality to it’s Chrome browser and asked the folks over at Breakfast to come up with something to show off the new feature.
The Verbalizer is an Open Source Bluetooth dev board that allows you to make a Voice Search device of your choosing. In the default configuration, touching the board starts a wireless Voice Search and prompts you to “speak now” to search. What I like is the fact that it is freely modifiable and includes downloads for the software/code, docs, schematics and laser cutter files. With all this information you can make one yourself. How awesome is that?
Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.