PiCroft Question - Which Raspberry Pi?


#1

Which Pi to pickup? Pi 3, Pi 3 B or Pi 3 B+?

Appreciate your help!


#2

Currently we recommend Pi 3 B, not Pi 3 B+, as this runs on Raspbian Stretch, and Picroft is built around Raspbian Jessie Lite.


#3

Thank you so much! If I add LCD Touch screen (3.5), will it help PiCroft in any way (even though most of the interaction is through voice)? Just wondering.


#4

No, there’s no GUI on the Picroft build - it’s just a CLI.


#5

Thank you. Is it possible to customize the voice command Intent from “Mycroft” to something else?


#6

Sure!


#7

I am using Putty on Windows 10 and was able to SSH. How do I edit the mycroft.conf file?


#8

I am using WinSCP now and I can edit the files. Still not able to figure out why audio (output) is not working.


#9

We have some documentation here on troubleshooting Picroft audio here;

Was any of this documentation helpful?

Best, Kathy


#10

Is there any timeline on when it will be compatible with the 3B+?


#11

Good question @Skolman, not yet I’m afraid.

Our development and hardware support efforts are focused on the Mark II which we aim to be shipping in December. ’

All our code for Picroft is open sourced, so if anyone would like to have a go at building in support for Pi 3 B+, you’re very welcome to. In our Picroft chat channel, there are some community efforts underway for support for Picroft on not just Pi 3 B+, but for Raspbian Stretch as well - currently Picroft is built around Raspbian Jessie Lite.


#12

Unfortunately I’m still learning to code, I’m not going to be much help :frowning:
Thanks for the response!