Spencer the DIY
Personal Voice Assistant

Item #3157311


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  • Assemble your very own personal voice assistant
  • Learn to code a microcomputer for voice recognition
  • Use voice synthesis in order to make Spencer talk
  • Discover the IoT and how to connect your microcontroller to the internet
  • USB powered and features an RGB LED grid display
  • Requires soldering

Build Your Own Voice Assistant (with Artificial Intelligence)

Spencer is a DIY voice assistant who talks, lights up, connects to the internet, and understands simple voice commands. You will build this custom electronics kit yourself and code him to do a wide variety of functions! Equipped with a microphone that allows him to understand what you say, Spencer can tell you jokes to cheer you up and even find new content online. Just press his big red button and he will answer any question that you have or have him sing you a song. He also has an LED display with a colorful RGB grid consisting of 128 pixels that shows data, custom icons, animations and scrolling text.

Requires soldering (iron not included). Includes 4GB MicroSD card and USB power cord. Average assembly time: 3 hours, medium difficulty. For ages 11+.

PLEASE NOTE: Comprehensive written and video instructions for this product are available online only. Printed instructions are not included.

Some out-of-the-box things Spencer can do as soon as you assemble him:

  • Read the news
  • Tell you the weather forecast for your area
  • Memorize the things you say
  • Set an alarm or reminder
  • Tell you the upcoming calendar meetings


Hardware skills:

  • Soldering and hardware assembly
  • Sound processing 
  • Microcomputers and other electronic components
  • LED grid display

Coding skills:

  • Coding in C++ and Circuitblocks 
  • Internet of things 
  • Artificial intelligence 
  • Voice recognition and speech synthesis 

What’s inside the box

  • Spencer’s circuit board 
  • The brain board
  • The soundboard – has a 32-bit DAC and a 3W class D amplifier
  • 3W speaker 
  • LED that illuminates Spencer's button
  • Acrylic casing
  • A big red button
  • A bag of other small components such as nuts and bolts, spacers and electrolytic capacitors
  • Pushbutton switch
  • Micro USB cable
  • Spencer's arms and legs
  • An instruction booklet 


Highly Recommended:

Make sure you have all of the tools you need to complete your project with the Electronics Tool Pack (#315723). Included are a soldering iron, diagonal cutter pliers and everything else you’ll need for this project.


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Age Range Teens
Age Range Adults
Price Range Over $100

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