Essentials - AIY Voice Projects

Google AIY Projects brings do-it-yourself artificial intelligence (AI) to the maker community.

You will build a cardboard device (kit sold separately) that uses the Google Assistant to answer questions, like “how far away is the moon?” or “what is 18 percent of 92?”.

Inside the guide you will find chapters on the following:

  • Made by you with Google: the team behind the AIY Projects kit
  • Your AIY Projects Voice Kit
  • Assemble the kit
  • Set up the the voice assistant software
  • Build a voice recognizer
  • Create a voice recognizer
  • Control an LED
  • Attach a servo
  • Control a DC motor

The AIY Projects: Create a Voice Kit with your Raspberry Pi is freely licensed under Creative Commons (BY-SA-NC 3.0).

You can download this eBook free now and forever, but buying in print or digital supports the Raspberry Pi Foundation’s charitable mission.


Apologies for the following errata in Create a Voice Kit with Raspberry Pi. If you spot any errors in our books or magazines please email us via This list also appears on the Raspberry Pi forum.

  • Page 38, Step 06: Only the red light on the Raspberry Pi will switch on at boot (not the LED inside the arcade button).
  • Page 39, Troubleshooting Tips (item 2): Recent Voice Kits don’t allow rotation of the lamp.
  • Page 39, Troubleshooting Tips (item 2): Check that the wire colours are the same as the picture in Chapter 3, Step 21.

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