Monday, December 18, 2017

AIY Google Assistant Kit Start on Boot

I picked up the AIY Google Assistant kit from MicroCenter the other day. Man it is a cool project. All the instructions you need to get up and rolling are in the box. The MicroCenter deal came with the Raspberry Pi 3 included and only cost 35$, essentially you get the kit for free.

After the build I wanted a way to start the Google Voice Python script on startup. The AIY project site has great instructions that I will summarize here.

  1. Create a new file in /home/pi called voice_assistant.service using the command: sudo nano /home/pi/voice_assistant.service
  2. Enter the following text into the file

    Description=My awesome assistant app
    ExecStart=/bin/bash -c '/home/pi/AIY-voice-kit-python/env/bin/python3 -u src/'


  3. Move the file to the correct folder using this command: sudo mv voice_assistant.service /lib/systemd/system
  4. Enable your service: sudo systemctl enable voice_assistant.service
  5. Start your service: sudo service voice_assistant start
  6. Reboot the pi: reboot
  7. After reboot check the status of the service: sudo service voice_assistant status
  8. The status should be started and you should be able to say "Okay Google"


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