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Building your own Echo-like device is about to get easier

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Building your own Echo-like device is about to get easier
« on: August 23, 2016, 04:02:38 pm »
Seeed has launched a KickStarter campaign for their soon-to-be-shipped "ReSpeaker" maker components:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/seeed/respeaker-an-open-modular-voice-interface-to-hack?utm_source=mailchimp&utm_medium=edmall&utm_campaign=respeaker_ks

I'd jump on this, but the shipping cost is too high at the moment, and for the $160 or so that I'd spend on the components that I'd want I think I'll wait a little bit on some reviews and feedback on quality and usability first.  Looks mighty fun though.

Offline dxguy

Re: Building your own Echo-like device is about to get easier
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2016, 04:25:57 am »
The PC boards and components look a lot like some of the pictures I've seen with an Echo teardown.


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Re: Building your own Echo-like device is about to get easier
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2016, 11:42:40 am »
The PC boards and components look a lot like some of the pictures I've seen with an Echo teardown.

A Chinese company making something that appears to have been reverse-engineered from someone else's product?  I'm shocked...SHOCKED, I tell you!  ;D

Offline jwlv

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Re: Building your own Echo-like device is about to get easier
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2016, 01:43:38 pm »
Is it a Chinese company that's making this ReSpeaker?

Re: Building your own Echo-like device is about to get easier
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2016, 01:47:00 pm »
Is it a Chinese company that's making this ReSpeaker?

Yep.  Seeed Studio: https://www.seeedstudio.com/  I've bought a few things from them before (mostly Arduino project stuff).  They're OK.