Google's AIY Kit Updated with Everything in a Single Box

Last year, Google started its Do It Yourself - Artificial Intelligence Yourself (DIY - AI) program where it gave Electronic Project makers an opportunity to develop AI projects using Raspberry Pi Kits. Recently, Google has updated the kits with all the required embedded system electronic components you will ever need to build your AI project. 

With the new update available, now you can get everything you need to build an AI project within a single box. The AIY kits are available in 2 variants:
  1. Vision Kit
  2. Voice Kit
AIY Vision Kit
AIY Voice Kit

As the name suggests, Vision Kit lets you build vision enabled AI projects using the camera given in the box along with the Raspberry Pi board. The vision kit contains the following as shown in the below image

AIY Vision Kit Components
  • Vision Bonnet
  • Raspberry Pi Zero WH
  • Raspberry Pi Camera v2
  • Long Flex
  • Push Button
  • Button harness
  • Micro USB Cable
  • Piezo buzzer
  • Privacy LED
  • Short Flex
  • Button Nut
  • Tripod nut 
  • LED bezel 
  • Standoffs 
  • Micro SD Card, etc

At the same time, Voice kit lets you build voice controlled speaker based AI projects which lets you ask questions to the Google assistant using the project interface. The Voice Kit contains the following components:

AIY Voice Kit components
  • Voice Bonnet
  • Raspberry Pi Zero WH
  • Speaker
  • Micro SD Card
  • Push Button
  • Button Nut
  • Button Harness
  • Standoffs
  • Micro USB Cable, etc
Additionally, the kit contains many packaging cardboard materials which can be used for packaging your kits in order to give them a nice outer look so that the electronic boards do not look clumsy and at the same time appear appealing to the users. To assemble your components, detailed guide has been posted on the Google's AIY project blog. 

The Guide for Vision Kit can be accessed from here.
The Guide for Voice Kit can be accessed from here.

If you are just beginning, the website also provides a few demo tutorials on a few AI Models which can be found here. Here, I was able to see a few demo tutorials including face detector and object identifiers.

The SD card comes pre-provisioned with the Software Image thus you are no longer required to download the software image to the SD card.

The Voice and Vision kits are available on Target stores for $49.99 and $89.99 respectively. 

So what are you waiting for?
Go grab your kit fast and get started with your Raspberry Pi based AI projects right now! 

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