Just as a bit of fun, I wonder what custom wakeup words people use for their Mycrofts…
Whilst I have no problem with “Mycroft”, for “family acceptance” reasons I felt a less “bookish” name would be better.
I changed mine a few times to find a word long enough and with enough inflection to make it easier for the engine to not false trigger etc. etc. and I ended up with…
I use the Google “voice” for the same reasons as above, which is female, so it seems to fit well
What is your name for your device?
My daughter had an imaginary friend when she was a toddler. Now that she is a teen, I have brought her imaginary friend “Kelsey” to “life”. She thinks that is cool.
I don’t have a Mycroft set up yet (Maybe if I pick up a Pi 3 sometime), but kind of considering renaming it “Crossbar” if I set one up. (Think the old mechanical crossbar exchange switches.) Maybe set it to use a female voice if I find a compatible one that I like.
I would use “Jarvis”… well you know why.
One of mine is called HAL.
I had the idea of looking through Shakespearean insults for a name, which probably doesn’t help you with being less bookish, but I didn’t find one I liked so I just use the name Shakespeare
Mine is called “vicky” since she is the bad robot in the “i,robot” movie ;-).
I call mine Hobbes in honor of Calvin and Hobbes.
I call mine $VERY_BAD_NAMES when I’m debugging and not working as intended
How, exactly, do you change the name it answers to besides the 4 names listed in the setup ?
I tried editing the < /var/tmp/mycroft_web_cache.json > but that had no effect
Hey Spyder, any chances made to that file will be overwritten from your home.mycroft.ai settings.
There’s instructions to set this up at:
It starts with Precise wake words, then goes onto PocketSphinx. If you want a custom Precise model but not comfortable with the training aspect you can ask in this thread and a community member might help you out, you’d just need to provide the relevant audio samples: Custom wakewords R Us!
I recommend using the
mycroft-config helper command to edit your config (in
mycroft-core/bin if you didn’t add these to your $PATH during setup). This tool validates your configuration when you save the file. It’s so easy to miss a comma or something and this saves a lot of frustrating debugging.