Electron is a voice assistant based on the google AIY kit. It allows novice electronics hobbyists to get answers to everyday questions like decoding resistor values from band colors and looking up some part specifications without having to go through datasheets.

I’m using the dialogFlow API to run natural language processing to understand user intent and then processing them in python locally. For intents involving part specifications(e.g. what is the supply voltage for a 555 timer?), I use the Octopart API. The final user interface is going to be completely vocal, but the test bed is completely visual for faster iteration and testing. Think Wolfram Alpha.




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