Ken Walker
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Raspberry Pi Image Recognition with Alexa Voice

SeeTalker tells you what it sees with the help of a Raspberry Pi computer, Microsoft image recognition and Alexa.

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Raspberry Pi Image Recognition with Alexa Voice

Things used in this project

Hardware components

Raspberry Pi 3 Model B
Raspberry Pi 3 Model B
Also use a mini usb split cable to use a single source of power for the LCD and Pi. Has worked well. All three ports are mini USB.
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Camera Module
Raspberry Pi Camera Module
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Echo Dot
Amazon Alexa Echo Dot
Any Alexa will work. I used a Dot, Spot and Echo for testing. Cheapest and most portable option is the Alexa Dot.
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Raspberry Pi Touch Display
Raspberry Pi Touch Display
Handy, decent screen at a reasonable price.
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Logitech K400 Plus Wireless Keyboard with Touchad
Having a combo mouse and keyboard saves space. Small computer, small system footprint. Solid keyboard for typing. Can be used with smart TVs too.
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SmartiPi Raspberry Pi Case
Holds everything together
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Software apps and online services

Alexa Skills Kit
Amazon Alexa Alexa Skills Kit
Open a AWS developer account. It is free. Skill usage by most individuals should remain free as well.
Microsoft Azure
Microsoft Azure
Open a developer account and you get a 30-day free trial. Afterward, you can move to a paid plan and still avoid fees. The free tier level for Cognitive Services is pretty generous. No charges so far.
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Schematics

SeeTalker Application Architecture

This diagram shows the components of the SeeTalker application.
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Code

SeeTalker

Python code using the Flask Ask (Alexa Skills Kit) frameword to enable Alexa to tell you what it sees and take a selfie. SeeTalker uses a Raspberry Pi camer to see, Alexa to talk and Azure Cognitive Services to think.

Credits

Ken Walker

Ken Walker

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