So, I have an old(ish?) Pi 3b+ that I found while I was moving, and I want to do something dumb with it. I want to stuff the Pi, a battery pack (with power pass-through), a PS3 Eye camera, and a small USB powered speaker inside of a Trick or Treat Studios Good Guy Doll (Chucky).
Why a PS3 camera? Because the mic on it has amazing range and they go for like $7.
I want to use offline Voice Recognition software to pick up 4 basic commands ("Hi", "Ugly doll", etc etc...) and tie the phrase recognition to the playing of sound files so you get something like:
Me: "Hi, I'm Dave"
RasPI: "Hi, I'm Chucky, and I'm your friend till the end. Hidey-ho. Ha. Ha. Ha."
Honestly, I partially want to do this to freak out my wife, who already hates the doll (but loves the movies?) and then put it on my shelf at work. I work in marketing in the horror industry, so it makes sense.
I've been banging my head against the wall just trying to get a few of the offline Voice Recognition software packages to work. I think I've reflashed my Micro SD card about 60 times with 4 different Raspbian Lite builds trying to follow old tutorials from 2014 to 2018, but I keep failing at something.
I'm going to take a break from it tonight, but if anyone has any advice, or know of things that can help me out, that would be highly appreciated.