My two and a half year old daughter is obsessed with animals and we frequently go to the zoo. I wondered if I could find a novel way to teach her how to recognise animals at home. At the same time I wanted to revisit the SpeechRecognition features currently available in the .NET Framework; specifically, whether they work in a UWP app on a Raspberry Pi 2 running IOT Core.
So here is my first version of this project. It's not really a game, it's a simple UWP app that runs on your Raspberry Pi2 running IOT Core. All you need is a USB webcam (only uses microphone) plugged into the PI and once the app is running, shout out an animal name to see that animal on the screen.
There are a few ways I intend to extend the concept but I thought i'd share what I've done so far.
- Show an animal, wait for someone to say it's name, then show a 'correct' message and reveal the name
- Show other educational images, (colours, numbers etc)