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Member Since: October 24, 2008

Country: United States

  • An excellent tool for developing voice based products! While I suspect the mic you used provides better results, if you need a really small, low-footprint mic, I've been surprisingly pleased by the performance I've gotten out of this one, also by kinobo: https://www.amazon.com/Kinobo-Microphone-Desktop-Recognition-Software/dp/B00IR8R7WQ/ref=lp_3032939011_1_1?srs=3032939011&ie=UTF8&qid=1490889193&sr=8-1

    I'm using the open sources AlexaPi software (https://github.com/alexa-pi/AlexaPi), which works similarly, but is in python rather than java.

  • You state in the post that "Our hardware falls under the Creative Commons Share-Alike1 (meaning you can use our files as long as you maintain attribution to us for the original idea)" However that's just one of the two key requirements of "ShareAlike." If you just want attribution, that's the Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/). The share alike provision also requires that "If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you must distribute your contributions under the same license as the original." It's a copyleft license, whereas the attribution license (and the MIT license) do NOT require that the user share any changes back to the community under the same terms.

  • Very nice article. I'd love to see a follow-up on the "gotchas" that can pop up for those familiar with C/C++ when using the Arduino IDE (such as variable scope across "tabs"). I've yet to see a good article on this anywhere.

  • A few is fine. And my hat's off to Sparkfun for their free day. It's a great idea. I truly appreciate it. Even got $100 one year. But this year's approach is the worst yet. Entering thousands of captcha's, on average to win $100? If it's worth your time, go for it and I feel sorry for you.

    PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, Sparkfun, come up with a better approach next year.

No public wish lists :(