In this project, we are going to show you how to build a funny and personalized weather station that reacts to voice and respects your privacy without being an engineer.
This station will take the form of an animated carousel built from LEGO bricks on which will be attached LEGO characters, each indicating a state of the weather (rainy, sunny, cloudy, alert). This station will be able to react to commands such as “Hey Snips, what’s the weather like in Paris ” by rotating the carousel to display the right character just as shown below.
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