It’s always wonderful to see what people can do with a Raspberry Pi and a bit of programming.
Here’s one example:
Dallo, who’s a senior engineer for software firm Plastic SCM, goes into some detail about how the device was made in this Twitter thread. It’s powered by a Raspberry Pi 4, runs on Python, and uses several third-party software libraries to tie everything together. The microphone is a cheap USB one and the printer similar to those used in cashier tills. He notes that he chose to use Telegram rather than WhatsApp or another messaging service as it’s more open (and he doesn’t like Facebook).
And come to think of it, these lockdowns have forced us to think outside the box in multiple areas — tech, money, well-being and more.