Mycroft and 1937 Marconi radio

I am working on my upgrading my 1937 Marconi radio to include voice control.

See details here

http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,154409.0.html

Will need some help with the problems that are present in the raspberry pi image to get this project done.

Please follow this thread and contribute to making it a success.

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Thanks @legtod2 - that looks like a pretty cool project. What sort of help do you need with the RPi image? What isn’t working for you?

Kathy,

I will start with documentation related with getting mopidy as a service, pulse audio as a service, and tying every thing together.

I could probably best go through it in this thread by doing a fresh install on my pi 3 then give details from there.

Key ingrediants
Raspberry pi 3
Jessie lite or better
Fresh install from scratch mycroft
Add mopidy skills
Add default skills
Add mopidy web client

From these key ingrediant I will use the resulting pi for the 1937. Marconi as a radio mopidy center

Kathy do you see any items I should subsitute ?

Hey @legtod2, this sounds like a great project to work on.

  • You will definitely need a Raspberry Pi 3 - the earlier models are too slow to handle the Mycroft processing
  • Jessie lite is what we’re currently using, although I know that @steve.penrod and his team are working on a new Picroft build that will be based around Raspbian Stretch
  • I would definitely install the IP skill and the system skills so that it makes it easier to do troubleshooting
  • Also, recommend installing the playback-control skill as well

Hope this helps, and keep us posted!

Kind regards,
Kathy