For my second skill, I thought it would be interesting to experiment with voice & vision. By adding vision recognition to the Mycroft.ai platform we are giving sight to our favorite voice platform. Running Mycroft in it’s Picroft version allows us to take advantage of many of the popular features of the Raspberry Pi. One of the most popular is the PiCamera.
Currently a community contributed skill,mycroft_skill-take_picture, exists that puts the picamera under voice control. However with the skill I wrote here, the picamera is not only under voice control, but the image is sent to a vision recognition service called clarifai for processing. The resulting image tags are then read back to you by Mycroft.
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.