Hi, I’m about to get started with my first Mycroft experiments. I am planning on using a Raspberry Pi 3. This is mostly for my young daughters to have a bit of fun with, as they’ve seen Amazon Alexa at other people’s houses and would like to have something similar here. My oldest (5 years old) has also started using computers in the ICT suite at school, and would also like to play around with some GUI apps.
So, I would like to get Mycroft set up with a GUI on a Rasberry Pi. I appreciate that the performance won’t be speedy, but hopefully it will be roughly “usable”. From looking around the forum I can see a few people saying they have done it, e.g., @Juk :
i have picroft updated to a GUI version working fine.
My guess is that there are two broad ways of approaching this:
- Start from the Picroft enclosure image, and then install GUI components on it.
- Start from a vanilla Rasbian install, and then install Mycroft onto that.
Is there a recommendation between these approaches (or another way I’ve not yet thought of)? Which of these will be easiest to keep updated and keep running in the future?
And for whichever approach you favour, any tips on getting it going as smoothly as possible would also be most appreciated.
Thanks in advance,