The Verbalizer - An open source board to use with Google's Voice Search for Desktop
With Google announcing the launch of Voice Search for desktop, we couldn’t help thinking that there was even more fun to be had with talking to a computer. So, we went ahead and built an open source dev board to inspire people to build their own useful and wacky contraptions to take Voice Search to another level.
Out of the box, the Verbalizer connects wirelessly to your computer via Bluetooth and when triggered, opens google.com in a new tab and activates Voice Search. An audio notification is played signaling google is ready for your query, which is spoken into the on-board mic. The board is Arduino compatible and we left some I/O pins open, so it's easy for anyone to jump in and create something nutty with it.
To show off the extent of what can be created, we invited some electronics newbies out to our first ever Make 'n Break workshop to share some toys we built with the Verbalizer, as well as to let them have a play.
See how it all went down in the video below. Scroll further for more details, docs, and downloads.
HAVE ONE, OR WANT TO MAKE ONE?
For those who’ve gotten their hands on a board, or want to make their own, you’ll find everything you need below. If you’re after the source code for the Verbalizer Desktop App, head over to the Verbalizer Github repository.
We're giving a limited number of these bad boys away to people that are going to make some magic with them. Fill out the form below if you're interested (US addresses only). We'll drop a note to all of the lucky winners the first week of July.
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