In this tutorial, I’ll be showing you how to make Alfred – the Arduino servant robot that uses Alexa-powered voice control on Raspberry Pi over a Bluetooth connection. It sounds really complicated, but it’s a great way to learn about microcontrollers, electronics, circuits, bluetooth, Linux, the internet, and programming. Also, it’s a great way to learn about something while:
1) not being entirely bored
2) making something that you can show off to people and make them think you’re smart
Additionally, unlike other tutorials that use voice control there’s no port forwarding required (you don’t have to open up your computers to the internet and hackers), and you don’t have to pay for services (the voice control and software are all free).
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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.