Mark II is the next incarnation of Mycroft. It sports a 4-inch display to accompany the voice interaction with a visual interface. Microphone and speaker components have also been updated. Best for those who want a ‘works out of the box’ solution.
Mark I is a no-fuss way to get started. It has been designed specifically to work with Mycroft’s capabilities as a standalone device. Great for those who aren’t super technical, but it can be easily extended, altered, modified, and hacked.
Sold out. If you already own a Mark 1 and want a fast update to the latest release, you can download the latest SD card image here.
Picroft is specifically packaged to run on a Raspberry Pi 3 or 4. It is built on top of the official Raspbian Buster Lite and is available as a disk image ready to be burned to a microSD card.
We’re not quite ready to release Mycroft natively for Windows and macOS. If you are keen to help and have technical experience on these platforms, please let us know!
However you can run Mycroft on MacOS and Windows inside a virtual machine using VirtualBox.
If your Linux OS runs the KDE Plasma desktop environment, you can install the Mycroft Plasmoid – a graphical extension for Plasma.
A. If you have a Mark II, follow the instructions in the booklet that was included in your box and see the detailed documentation here.
B. If you have Mark I, the original guide delivered in the box is available here in PDF.
Mycroft devices need to be paired with your Mycroft Home account to work. During the device setup, your Mycroft should give you a 6-letter pairing code. Pairing your account gives your device details such as your general location – for Skills like weather – and your preferences for measurements such as temperature. It also lets you connect to 3rd party services securely and privately.
To talk to Mycroft, just say Hey Mycroft followed by your request. For instance Hey Mycroft, what time is it? You can try asking things like:
- Hey Mycroft, what’s the weather like?
- Hey Mycroft, tell me about dinosaurs.
- Hey Mycroft, set a timer for 5 minutes.
- Hey Mycroft, play the news.
- Hey Mycroft, what’s a conundrum?
To stop Mycroft, just say Hey Mycroft, stop.