As a part of DIY (Do-it-Yourself) movement of Vigyan ashram Fab-Lab team has build a Talking Ganesha —–
This project is about using Raspberry pi with USB microphone and Speaker for interactive answering machine. We are calling it Talking Ganesha. In Hindu Culture , God Ganesha is called as God of Knowledge. We have created this project just to create Talking Ganesha in Ganesh Festival. We have usedGoogle Speech API for converting speech to text, WolfarmAlpha API for answering questions and then eSpeak to speak out the answer return by WolframAlpha.
Here is instruct-able link for replication at your end –
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