Conrad Business Supplies offers voice control module for Raspberry Pi

Now available from Conrad Business Supplies, the intelligent module, Talking Pi, from Joy-it, is a universal assistant for smart factories. It provides voice control of systems and connected applications.

Talking Pi from Joy-it is an intelligent, open source, speech control wizard serving as an extension to the Raspberry Pi. The module, now available from Conrad Business Supplies, allows the control of lights, individual sockets or devices by voice command. Talking Pi is equipped with a bracket holding 433MHz radio modules. This, combined with the integrated motor control can extend the range of applications. 

Conrad Business Supplies explains that it is possible to address devices and circuits via Raspberry Pi’s general purpose input/output (GPIO) interface. This results in an array of application options, compared to products previously available on the market, including a voice-controlled assistant for factory settings. 

Talking Pi is the microsecond-accurate, six-channel servo PWM control for robots or robot arms. Using jumpers, the module is switchable between GPIO and an additional servo PWM unit. The intelligent open-source concept also makes the module a promising and flexible extension for any smart home or smart factory system, says Conrad. Talking Pi offers a stereo microphone on an additional board. The integrated I2S sound output driver allows connection of a 3.0W speaker. A module that is soon to be released will allow the connection of another speaker and therefore stereo sound output. For servomotors, an integrated 5.0V barrel connector is available.

The module is small, measuring 64 x 10 x 54mm to allow installation in various enclosures or integration into existing applications.

 “Talking Pi is an ideal complement to Raspberry Pi and allows for the integration of numerous applications such as robot arms offered by Conrad”, says Manuel Gschwend, head of product groups automation, drive systems, pneumatics, robotics, soldering, DIN rail power supplies, assembly kits, at Conrad Business Supplies. The expansion module is compatible with the Raspberry Pi types 2 B, 3 B, B+ and A+.

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