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by sheridat
Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: AIY Projects
Topic: Syntax error actor.add voice commands
Replies: 5
Views: 577

Re: Syntax error actor.add voice commands

@Thursten, How about "time for bed" that calls a new class that switches off the living room light and switches on the bedroom light?
by sheridat
Mon Jul 24, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: AIY Projects
Topic: Syntax error actor.add voice commands
Replies: 5
Views: 577

Re: Syntax error actor.add voice commands

Very good. Just to let you know you made me and my partner laugh at some of those commands - and you have given me some great ideas for when I start controlling my lights with the AIY. I was going to suggest Nite Nite but I have just said it to the assistant and it comes back with various answers su...
by sheridat
Sun Jul 23, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: AIY Projects
Topic: Posh TTS - change to enGB
Replies: 17
Views: 2655

Re: Posh TTS - change to enGB

Ahhh updated and applied your provisional changes. Much better. Took the opportunity to increase the pitch a little as well to 150. Had you noticed that it was at 130? I ran the Check audio script before updating and it worked fine - after the update it is broken. Raised another issue to advise the ...
by sheridat
Sun Jul 23, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: AIY Projects
Topic: Wallpaper change locked?
Replies: 26
Views: 6119

Re: Wallpaper change locked?

Hi, I managed to sort this out on my installation by navigating to /home/pi/.config and then using these two commands
sudo chgrp -R pi pcmanfm
sudo chown -R pi pcmanfm

After doing that you can right click on the wallpaper, select Desktop Preferences and change whatever
by sheridat
Sun Jul 23, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: AIY Projects
Topic: Posh TTS - change to enGB
Replies: 17
Views: 2655

Re: Posh TTS - change to enGB

Hi, Yes what a pain - the last thing I expected was to take a step back. I raised an issue last night after updating my installation to say that setting language to en-GB has been broken by the latest round of updates https://github.com/google/aiyprojects-raspbian/issues/109 The issue has been assig...
by sheridat
Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:45 pm
Forum: AIY Projects
Topic: Wallpaper change locked?
Replies: 26
Views: 6119

Re: Wallpaper change locked?

Hi, It's almost permissions issue - if you check the permissions on the /home/pi/.config/pcmanfm/LXDE-pi/desktop-items-0.conf file you will probably find that it is owned by root so trying to change it using desktop preferences doesn't work. On my other PI's it is owned by user pi group pi. I don't ...
by sheridat
Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: AIY Projects
Topic: Not replacing my calculator
Replies: 24
Views: 1938

Re: Not replacing my calculator

So can the assistant provide the average of 3 plus 3 in response to a well formulated question ?
by sheridat
Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: AIY Projects
Topic: Re-installing AIY without burning SD-card again?
Replies: 4
Views: 663

Re: Re-installing AIY without burning SD-card again?

Another alternative is updating your AIY software - it has changed in the last 24 hours. To some degree it will replace some of the files. It only takes 5 minutes and might do the trick. This post tells you how to go about it http://eduncan911.com/stem/embedded/aiy-google-assistant-upgrades-may-2017...
by sheridat
Sat Jul 22, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: AIY Projects
Topic: Wallpaper change locked?
Replies: 26
Views: 6119

Re: Wallpaper change locked?

I had the same problem since updating AIY. Not only the desktop-picture, also my preferences for showing mounted volumes didn't stick. I assumed it was a permissions-problem, but I didn't know which files were involved. I sudo pcpacmanfm-ed and changed the permissions of a number of files to "every...
by sheridat
Sat Jul 22, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: AIY Projects
Topic: Not replacing my calculator
Replies: 24
Views: 1938

Re: Not replacing my calculator

The reason I mentioned "zero to the power of zero" is that there are two legitimate answers I wonder what alexa says about it? zero to the power of anything is zero - so zero is a reasonable answer anything to the power of zero is one - so one is a reasonable answer Most hand calculators avoid the ...
by sheridat
Sat Jul 22, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: AIY Projects
Topic: Not replacing my calculator
Replies: 24
Views: 1938

Re: Not replacing my calculator

bensimmo wrote:Conspiracy?
Alexa does use bing, probably not always, I know that as it's mentioned it in its speach before.
So there isn't a conspiracy - Cortana on my Nokia Lumia phone also come up with 4.5 and of course it uses Bing.
by sheridat
Sat Jul 22, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: AIY Projects
Topic: Not replacing my calculator
Replies: 24
Views: 1938

Re: Not replacing my calculator

bensimmo wrote:Alexa just said 4.5
Ok Google/Google Now says 4.5 too.
Confirms the suspected Amazon/Google conspiracy against Microsoft - just need Siri to come along and side with the 4.5 gang.
by sheridat
Sat Jul 22, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: AIY Projects
Topic: Not replacing my calculator
Replies: 24
Views: 1938

Re: Not replacing my calculator

I would be interested in what the other digital assistants answer.
by sheridat
Sat Jul 22, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: AIY Projects
Topic: Not replacing my calculator
Replies: 24
Views: 1938

Re: Not replacing my calculator

If you change the windows 10 calculator from "standard" to "scientific" it gives you 4.5
python 2.7.9 result of 3 + 3 / 2 is 4
python 3.4.2 result of 3 + 3 / 2 is 4.5

it's still not teaching my puppy arithmetic
by sheridat
Sat Jul 22, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: AIY Projects
Topic: Not replacing my calculator
Replies: 24
Views: 1938

Re: Not replacing my calculator

It depends - upon which calculator I use 1. Windows 10 calculator reckons the answer is 3 2. Google Nexus 7 calculator is 4.5 (they are chums) 3. Windows Phone 8.1 answer is 3 4. Google Chrome and Edge Browsers - both 4.5 5. Casio fx-570 resolves to 4.5 6. Nokia C2.02 phone is 3. That's all of my ca...
by sheridat
Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: AIY Projects
Topic: Not replacing my calculator
Replies: 24
Views: 1938

Not replacing my calculator

Is your AIY as bad as mine at basic maths? I ask my AIY assistant What is 3 plus 3 - it answers 6 - yippeeee What is 6 divided by 2 - it answers 3 - yipeeeee What is 3 plus 3 divided by 2 - it answers 4.5 time after time - nooooooooooooooooooooooo! It isn't teaching my puppy maths - surprising that ...
by sheridat
Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: AIY Projects
Topic: Move and rename file
Replies: 11
Views: 8331

Re: Move and rename file

@rpdom - thanks for explaining that - didn't know you could do that.
by sheridat
Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: AIY Projects
Topic: Move and rename file
Replies: 11
Views: 8331

Re: Move and rename file

Hi, I suspect that the file you are trying to manipulate is actually in the Downloads directory and your not in that directory when you try to "move" it. Type the following in a terminal window without the quotes (and note Downloads starts with a capital D) "cd Downloads" This should change the dire...
by sheridat
Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: AIY Projects
Topic: Actions Domoticz link
Replies: 13
Views: 2821

Re: Actions Domoticz link

Hi Thursten - I am very interested in being able to do something similar to yourself. Would be grateful if you would post details when you get it working. Hi Scotty101 - I'm a senior citizen and forgetful - my way of remembering things is to write them on the back of my hand and my partner always as...
by sheridat
Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: AIY Projects
Topic: Posh TTS - change to enGB
Replies: 17
Views: 2655

Re: Posh TTS - change to enGB

@Silverlock and @Alexander Brown - I raised an issue regarding the improvements outlined above. The Google team have raised a pull request to incorporate in the repo. See https://github.com/google/aiyprojects-raspbian/pull/105
by sheridat
Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: AIY Projects
Topic: Posh TTS - change to enGB
Replies: 17
Views: 2655

Re: Posh TTS - change to enGB

Thanks for the above posts - it is even better after making those amendments.
by sheridat
Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: AIY Projects
Topic: Posh TTS - change to enGB
Replies: 17
Views: 2655

Posh TTS - change to enGB

If you use the TTS voice on your AIY box - try changing the voice by uncommenting language in /home/pi/.config/voice-recognizer.ini and changing it to en-GB - language = en-GB

The result is a voice that is as posh as a BBC announcer. It's not as "robotic" as the default.
by sheridat
Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: AIY Projects
Topic: Specify alternate GPIO for LED and Audio
Replies: 2
Views: 340

Re: Specify alternate GPIO for LED and Audio

try manipulating the hidden file /home/pi/.config/status-led.ini
by sheridat
Sat Jul 15, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: AIY Projects
Topic: What pin is the LED connected to?
Replies: 2
Views: 472

Re: What pin is the LED connected to?

I believe the led is defaulted to GPIO 25

To record using the voice hat mic just type 'arecord test.wav' and say something - when your done recording press ctrl and c.
To play what you recorded type 'aplay test wav'
by sheridat
Fri Jul 14, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: AIY Projects
Topic: AIY update
Replies: 0
Views: 429

AIY update

The AIY software has been updated again. See https://github.com/google/aiyprojects-raspbian/pull/97

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