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  • Matrix Creator and Matrix Voice

    Anyone used either of these yet:

    Matrix Creator: https://creator.matrix.one/#!/buy

    Matrix Voice: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/m...form-for-all#/

    Article on The Verge about them: http://www.theverge.com/circuitbreak...zon-echo-alexa

    Probably well beyond my skills with just making a couple of minecraft servers and an SNMP/Logserver out of a handful of Pis, but those have some serious potential.

    Imagine, using the creator and an RPi, a single device in each room that gives you Alexa interaction plus temperature, UV, pressure and humidity (also has Accelerometer, Gyroscope and Magnetometer). You could probably add a few more things and stream music to it (beyond what Alexa can do) use it as a TTS client or other things.

    Edit: Just saw it's pending Zwave and Zigbee certification as well.. Adds even more possibilities!
    Last edited by jrfuda; March 31st, 2017, 08:15 AM. Reason: More Info
    John
    Hardware: i5-6400T w/16GB RAM & SSD w/HS3Pro, Z-Net, Harmony Hub x2, Echo Dot x2, Ocelot
    Plugins: Z-wave, HSTouch, BLBackup, Harmony, GTS CPUXA, UltraMon3, Nest
    HSTouch: Multiple Android Devices; 5 x ToteVision MD-1001 10.1" Win 7 Tablets
    Devices: Cooper RF9501 x4, RF9517 x6, RF9534 x1, RF9540-N x7, RF9542 x1, RF9542-Z x2, RFHDSCG x1, RFWC5 x5; Intermatic HA02 x6; FortrezZ MIMOLite x3; Leviton VRPD3-1LW x4, VRR15-1LZ x6; Nest Tstat & 9x Protects; Dragon PD-100 x3, PA-100 x3

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    I looked at this when the campaign first started. With the price tag higher than an Echo DOT and that you need to add something like a RPi for processing, it did not look that attractive.
    Jon

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    • #3
      Originally posted by jon00 View Post
      ... With the price tag higher than an Echo DOT and that you need to add something like a RPi for processing, it did not look that attractive.
      I agree, as an echo-only replacement it's expensive - more than a full echo and not nearly as pretty - but it's the other, sensory abilities, that make it attractive. There are demos on their page showing it do face tracking and gesture recognition too. It would definitely take a skilled person to fully exploit all of it's and an RPi's capabilities, probably $300+ for a finished product (software, SD card, attractive, smoke-detectorish style case, POE HAT, amp, speaker, etc), but if it could provide all of your sensory requirements for each room in a single package, plus act as a zwave and/or zigbee repeater or interface, that would be pretty nice.
      John
      Hardware: i5-6400T w/16GB RAM & SSD w/HS3Pro, Z-Net, Harmony Hub x2, Echo Dot x2, Ocelot
      Plugins: Z-wave, HSTouch, BLBackup, Harmony, GTS CPUXA, UltraMon3, Nest
      HSTouch: Multiple Android Devices; 5 x ToteVision MD-1001 10.1" Win 7 Tablets
      Devices: Cooper RF9501 x4, RF9517 x6, RF9534 x1, RF9540-N x7, RF9542 x1, RF9542-Z x2, RFHDSCG x1, RFWC5 x5; Intermatic HA02 x6; FortrezZ MIMOLite x3; Leviton VRPD3-1LW x4, VRR15-1LZ x6; Nest Tstat & 9x Protects; Dragon PD-100 x3, PA-100 x3

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      • #4
        Originally posted by jrfuda View Post
        I agree, as an echo-only replacement it's expensive - more than a full echo and not nearly as pretty - but it's the other, sensory abilities, that make it attractive. There are demos on their page showing it do face tracking and gesture recognition too. It would definitely take a skilled person to fully exploit all of it's and an RPi's capabilities, probably $300+ for a finished product (software, SD card, attractive, smoke-detectorish style case, POE HAT, amp, speaker, etc), but if it could provide all of your sensory requirements for each room in a single package, plus act as a zwave and/or zigbee repeater or interface, that would be pretty nice.
        True but it stills seems expensive. You could consider the Netatmo Welcome plus an Echo DOT.
        Jon

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        • #5
          NIce thing about this product is that I think it processes voice commands locally, instead of sending them to the cloud. Personally I prefer keeping everything local. The other nice thing is that it's intended for hobbiests which means you can program it and probably configure it to where it knows which room it's in.

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