Just in time for the launch of Google’s Voice Search, BREAKFAST released The Verbalizer, an opensource development platform designed to interface with this latest edition of Google search, and have a bit of fun. The logic behind this project? Imagine if you could talk to a computer, then build your own useful and wacky contraptions to take Voice Search to another level. Here’s how it works:
Out of the box, the Verbalizer connects wirelessly to your computer via Bluetooth and when triggered, opens Google.com in a new tab and activates Voice Search. An audio notification is played signaling that Google is ready for your query, which is spoken into the on-board mic. The board is Arduino compatible and we left some I/O pins open, so it’s easy for anyone to jump in and create something nutty with it.
A video of some electronics newbies playing with The Verbalizer: