So I had an eye on Mycroft since the launched the Mark 2 on Kickstarter. Recently I stumpled over it again and the last two years I got into Smart Home and also fell in love with Raspberry PI.
Now I’m planning to install Mycroft on a Raspberry Pi 3B+ (Picroft). I read a little and some other forum posts. I didn’t wan’t to use some ugly looking external mic. In one threat I found that somebody used the Seed ReSpeaker and another guy used the ReSpeaker 6-Mic Circular Array this one sound really goog and absolutly perfect for my project.
I already bought the Raspberry Pi 3B+.
Now I just wanted to get some other opinions and also check if my plan makes sense for other people. Also wanted to ask if someone mad a nice case for the Picroft with the ReSpeaker 6-Mic Circular Array.
Raspberry Pi 3B+ with ReSpeaker 6-Mic Circular Array and Audio out hooked up to my Surround System via 3.5mm jack.
But I don’t want to mount the platine with the mics on the outside. I would like to mount it on the inside and just drill 6 holes for the mics.
so can both parts of the ReSpeaker 6-Mic Circular Array fit inside the case?
With a board installed on the GPIO port there is 3-4mm headroom left. The mic-array is rather large, so this will be a very tight fit, if it fits at all.
You definitely should put some electrical insulation between the Respeaker mainboard and the mic-array.
At the moment I think about to buy: ReSpeaker 6-Mic Circular Array + Raspberry-Pi-4 with minimal 2GB RAM
OR Respeaker Core V2
What are your results yet?
EDIT: @Dominik I read in another post that own a Respeaker Core V2. Did you think it is with mycroft on the limit or did you think it could be better to buy the ReSpeaker 6-Mic Circular Array + Raspberry-Pi-4 with minimal 2GB RAM?
When buying hardware today I would go with a RPI4 (the more RAM the better) and either a Respeaker Mic Array v2.0 (only 4 mics but nevertheless superior to the old 6mic array) or its brand new successor the USB Mic Array which comes with an enclosure. (If you still get a Mic Array v2.0 - this fits nicely into the Respeaker Pro Case).
Both I’m pretty sure, however I’d suggest using the “unstable” image currently. It’s been out for a few weeks and I haven’t received any negative reports on it, so will switch it to stable at some point soon.
No official Pi4 image though a number of people have been using the script linked here to automate a Pi4 build: