Picroft is an enclosure for a Raspberry Pi 3, 3B+ or 4 connected to a speaker and microphone, bringing Mycroft to anyone who wants a simple voice interface they have complete control over. This is built on top of the official Raspbian Buster Lite image.
The entire project is available as a pre-built micro-SD image ready to be burned and placed into a Raspberry Pi. You can download the pre-built image here:
Optionally you can build it yourself by following the Recipe for building the image
Simply speak to Picroft as you would to any Mycroft. For example:
"Hey Mycroft, what time is it?" "Mycroft, how tall was Abraham Lincoln?"
audio_setup.shconfigures your specific audio setup.
custom_setup.shis a stub meant to initialize anything before Mycroft starts. For example, initializing connected devices, or launching services.
There is an active Picroft community within the Mycroft's Mattermost chat which all are welcome to join!
This image is built on top of Raspbian "Buster" for running on a Raspberry Pi.
Buster Keaton is best known for his silent films, but also his signature Pork Pie hats that he designed and made himself. Coincidentally, Buster Keaton's classic film "Safety Last!" came out of copyright in 2019.
The photo at the top of this page we thought was Buster Keaton wearing his signature hat. It turns out that it is actually a slightly more contemporary Harold Lloyd.
Sadly, not really. A Raspberry Pi is powerful, but still not well suited to do everything at once. You can add other basic services on top of Picroft, but the desktop GUI requires too many additional resources and neither Mycroft nor the GUI end up running well.
Depends on what you want to add. Serving simple webpages or polling devices periodically is probably fine. Mining bitcoin won't.