Mark 1 Reference Hardware
Mycroft.AI has a range of platforms to choose from.
- Mark 1: The Mark 1 is a reference hardware platform. This means that it’s been designed specifically to work with Mycroft’s capabilities, as a standalone device. We’re working to make the Mark 1 suitable for people who aren’t super technical, but for now you’ll need a few tech skills to run the Mark 1. Best for those who want an ‘out of the box’ solution.
- Picroft: Picroft is Mycroft, on a Raspberry Pi 3. You’ll need to provide your own Raspberry Pi 3, headphones and USB microphone (see here for a rundown of which components have been found to work best). This is trickier to use than the Mark 1, and you’ll need to be comfortable burning disk images to a Micro SD card, using a tool like Etcher.
- Mycroft for Linux: If you’re strongly technical, and use Linux on a popular distro (sorry, no MacOS X support yet), then you might prefer this option. You’ll need to install using either a shell script or a standalone installer. There are some installers available for specific platforms, like KDE Plasmoid. Strictly for geeks.
- Android: We have source code available if you’re comfortable with Android Studio, and have the skill set to compile this into an .apk and load on to an Android device. Strictly for geeks.
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Picroft for Raspberry Pi
The Picroft project is an enclosure for a Raspberry Pi connected to a speaker and USB microphone, built around a Raspbian Jessie Lite installation.
The project is available as a micro-SD image ready to be burned and placed into a Raspberry Pi 3 (older Raspberry Pi models aren’t powerful enough to run Mycroft).
Mycroft Core for Linux
Build Mycroft for your favourite Linux distro, including
Requires basic shell scripting knowledge.
Mycroft Core for Android
Build Mycroft for Android, in Android Studio, and deploy to your Android devices.
Using this platform requires knowledge of Android Studio and deploying to Android devices from Android Studio.
No .apk is available yet, but we’re hoping to have one available soon.