Tue 21 Jun, 2016 11:27 am
Hey guys, I am a lazy college kid who has been spoiled by Xbox voice commands. It is a great feature that I can turn my Xbox on by simply yelling at it, but it feels like such a moot point because I have to manually turn my TV on anyway. I am looking for a relatively simple (and effective) way to make my (dumb ((not smart)) ) TV voice activated. It only needs to be turned on and off by voice and I would be happy. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
I am studying computer engineering so I am probably a bit more capable technology-wise than the general public.
I realize this will likely involve a micro-controller and thus if anyone has recommendations that would be nice.
I want to yell at my TV to have it turn on and off. I am a bit more advanced than the general population.
Assuming your TV has a remote it might be easiest to make a stationary remote you can yell at.
Many ways to do that:
Get a cheap android tablet with an IR blaster (that can function as a tv remote) and write an always on app to listen and respond to your voice to send the IR signal.
Get a Raspberry Pi and attach an IR LED and a microphone. Then write a program to listen for your voice and fire the LED in the required sequence.
Tear apart an existing remote. Wire the on off switch on the remote to a sound activated circuit such as this one from Amazon-
Then you can clap twice to turn it on and off.
Thanks! I have been looking at going that second route as my room has a lot of traffic so a sound sensor would be an issue and I am more comfortable with hardware than software. Do you have any specific suggestions as to the model of RPi?
Why not have the microphone in your hands and use the network to control your tv. I think that is how actual voice controlled TVs work.\