I’d like to share my project idea, that I’m starting to work on. I’ve found some similar projects on the internet, but none here in the forum. So perhaps some of you want to give me hints what to do better, since I’m starting to work with Raspberry Pi & Linux. Or you’ll feel inspired to do such a project yourself.
The general idea is to create some DIY smart home features. My first feature in my new flat is the automation of my sliding door.
After some planing I’ve decided to go with:
- Banana Pi Zero (~15€)
- Raspbian as OS
- Speech Recognition with SOPARE
- USB Mic (something like that) (~10€)
- some basic electronics and motors for moving the doors
First I tried a few things out with Arduino insted of Raspberry Pi, since it’s somewhat easier and simpler. But I quickly realized, that if I want to go with offline speech commands, I need to upgrade to something beefier. And because the SOPARE platform needs some computational power, I went with the Banana Pi (QuadCore).
I’ve did some tinkering with the eletronics and motors, which works pretty good so far. So the next step, which is also new territory for me, is the speech recognition. Especially on the banana pi.
Next week, a banana pi will arrive so I can start working with it and try stuff out.
If you have any suggesteions for improvements, hardware or software wise, feel free to share it here. I’m still thinking about, which microphone to go for.
I’ll also happily update the thread with photos and electronics details, as the projects proceeds.