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How to Run Mycroft on a Raspberry PI

What is Mycroft? Mycroft is an open source voice assistant. Think Alexa without all the closed-source mystery. I like Mycroft because: 1) it’s open-source and 2) I can run it on a Raspberry Pi! It’s easy to set up and get running. It will need a dedicated PI with a microphone and a speaker. Let’s […]

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How to Run openHABian on a Raspberry Pi

What is openHAB? openHAB is a platform for controlling your house, or at least the electronics within it! They describe it as the open Home Automation Bus (openHAB, pronounced ˈəʊpənˈhæb), an open-source, technology-agnostic home automation platform which runs as the center of your smart home. I like the idea of a bus that offers me standardized ports to plug […]

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