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News MagPi Magazine cover-mounts new Google Assistant kit

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 4 May 2017.

  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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  2. VipersGratitude

    VipersGratitude Well-Known Member

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    You weren't kidding. The Pi Hut is sold out, so I've been calling round trying to source a copy all afternoon. I ended up calling Select Publishing directly, who referred me to the Seymour Distribution storefinder although apparently they've been delayed by a few days, but should be on the shelves at some point this week.
     
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    My local big Tesco still had 3 or 4 left after I got one this afternoon. There maybe even more "in the back" because shallow shelves.
     
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    Australia. :(
     
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    Wakka Yo, eat this, ya?

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    Hmmm, I have a bunch of RP3's left over from testing at work, this interests me.
     
  6. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Finally got around to building one today for a review. The cardboard case is a pain, but other than that (and it being the luck of the draw whether you get the LED in the right way around) it's pretty straightforward. Software setup isn't, though: no headless configuration, and if you're unfamiliar with Google Cloud it's all very scary.

    Also, one thing I couldn't see mentioned in the magazine but is buried deep on the official Google project page: you only get 60 minutes of voice recognition per month for free, after which you're billed $0.006 per 15 seconds. To be fair, your average "what's the weather like" command is, what, under five seconds? So at 60 minutes a month that's 24 commands each day every day.

    No, turns out it's tracked and billed in 15-second increments, meaning that you get eight up-to-15-second commands each day. That's a pretty tight limit, especially with some of the example uses like a voice-controlled robot rover: you could easily burn through a couple of weeks' allowance in a single maze...
     
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    Holy thread revival!

    So, I was just on the AIY github and it looks like they're going to be releasing a voice hat -or voice bonnet- for the pi zero (w).

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