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.
If you are a technical user, run Mycroft on your favorite Linux distro, including Ubuntu/Debian, Arch, and Fedora. Clone the repository and run the included setup script.
Build Mycroft in Android Studio and deploy to your Android devices. 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 onto an Android device. Strictly for geeks.
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.
Run Mycroft in a Docker container. This can be installed using our pre-built image from Docker Hub, or by building the image manually.
To create an account, visit home.mycroft.ai. Mycroft Home is where you manage your devices and install new Skills.
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.
C. To install Mycroft on your own hardware, follow the instructions for Picroft, Linux, or Android.
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.
Mycroft is a collaborative project and we want your help to shape it! There are many ways you can contribute depending on your skills, interests, and availability.