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Raspberry Pi powers super R2D2

Thanks to Steve Bush, our technology editor, for highlighting this one. It’s an impressive bit of work by a definite Gadget Master!

Believe it or not, this Pi-powered bit of kit supports voice control (English and Chinese) and face recognition!…

On YouTube greensheller writes:

This is a birthday gift I built from scratch for my girlfriend :)
The hardware is made of a broken Interactive R2D2 toy and a bunch of cheap parts purchased online. Inside, the little guy is powered by a Raspberry Pi running Rasbian.

Features:
voice control (in English and Chinese, using PocketSphinx)
face recognition (using OpenCV)
motion detection
ultrasonic distance detection
audio message record and replay
sound play and TTS
rechargeable battery
wifi

Tags: R2D2, Raspberry Pi

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