– Paper Signal is an open-source project.
– Building a paper signal users need a Paper Signals starter kit.
Tech giant Google in its latest voice experiment is described as “the cutest one yet”. The new Voice Experiment is name Paper Signals, Paper Signal is an open-source project that allows users build a paper object that can be controlled with your voice.
This paper objects built by users allows users see how Bitcoin is doing, also in getting a visual representation of the weather, or even track NASA rocket launches. Google has built a number of different signals, and the code has been open sourced to let developers create their own custom versions.
There are instructions on how to set up one of the pre-made, example signals can be found at g.co/papersignals (including a more detailed explanation for setting up the electronics).
Building a paper signal users need a Paper Signals starter kit that includes an Adafruit board, all the necessary cables, and a micro servo motor to get your paper print outs moving. Tools you need are ones commonly found around the house such as an X-acto knife, glue, pencil, and a ruler. You’ll also need a device that supports Google Assistant like a Google Home or Google Home Mini. If you don’t have one of those, you can just use you Assistant on your phone.
Alongside Google’s voice experiments site, the internet giant is also making a computer vision kit for the Raspberry Pi. It lets Raspberry Pi owners connect up a new circuit board with computer vision software that pairs with a Pi and camera. It’s a cheap and simple computer vision system that doesn’t require access to cloud processing, and a quick way to experiment with Google’s machine learning software.
Printing, cutting, and assembling the templates looks kind of easy and also fun to do. The Google’s Paper Signals bundle will be made available for $24.95, and all of the experiments are available over at the company’s voice experiments site.