The last two weeks where, well let’s call it interesting. As you may have read in the previous blog post, the whole site got an overhaul. However that was all cosmetics. Next on the list was to finally install and configure the SSL certificates to move away from the old HTTP protocol and into the
WordPress can be such a pain in the @$$ sometimes! Because of security issues I had to update certain plugins on the website. Doing so, screwed up the theme that was currently used on the site. However as the theme was rather old, I could not find a proper updated theme which made me using
As already mentioned in the “ordering some goodies” blog post, the nice case I want to use as housing for our [DIY] HOME (PERSONAL AI) ASSISTANT project is the Orbital case from Polypodis – Germany. Now I have not yet ordered one as of yet as I still need to contact them about shipment possibilities
Our Personal AI Assistant, of course is more then just a smart speaker. We have a HDMI port on the device, and as explained in my first post where I shared with you my vision about the Personal Assistant. We are going to use the HDMI port as well. A default install of Raspbian however
We have identified all the software requirements and we have ordered the goodies. Now it is time to start installing the different components and start the configuration of all different packages. After following this installation instruction we should have a basic system up and running with the latest MyCroft version using the ReSpeaker microphone array
The MyCroft AI core stack consists of multiple software packages that are connected by the core stack. For example, every part of the voice assistant is handled by his own piece of “expertise”. In this blogpost will will give an better explanation of those different parts of this core stack. Under the hood Precise –
MyCroft AI – The world’s first open source voice assistant was created and launched by a startup with the same name. The company MyCroft was set up in 2015 with the aim; “AI for everyone” open source installable on every piece of hardware from computers, to refrigerators, wearables, TVs, cars and so on. What is

Ordering some Goodies

As discussed in Part-2 of the [DIY] Home (Personal AI) Assistant blog post series we decided we needed some hardware to buy. Basically a Raspberry Pi, ReSpeaker 4-Mic Array and a nive looking case. Well, that’s what I did! Here is what I specifically ordered, where and a quick glance at all the parts. I
With the base system hardware decision out of the way, we need to decide which software we are going to use. In this blog post we are going to talk about which underlying OS we are going to use. Which Home Automation software package to use and for the “Heart” of the whole system, which