After configuring Jasper, you can start Jasper by typing:
You can also start Jasper automatically on each reboot. To do that, run
crontab -e, then add the following line, if it’s not there already:
Restart your Raspberry Pi.
When you turn on Jasper for the first time, it will ask you to configure a new network connection. You have two options for connecting to a network: (1) ethernet, and (2) wireless.
(1) To configure an ethernet connection, simply attach your Raspberry Pi to the wired network with an ethernet cable. If network access is provided through another computer, you may need to configure that host to route network traffic through the ethernet cable. Instructions for how to do this on OS X can be found here.
(2) To configure a wireless connection, overwrite
/etc/network/interfaces file on your Raspberry Pi with the following code. Slightly different configuration options may be required for different types of wireless networks.
The most common way to speak with Jasper is with the following sequence:
After saying Jasper, you must wait for the high beep to speak your command. If you don’t speak a command within a few seconds, Jasper will stop listening or ask you to repeat your command.
By default, we’ve included the following modules to demonstrate Jasper’s capabilities:
To learn how to write your own module, check out the Developer API documentation.
If you’ve configured Spotify, Jasper will enter Spotify mode with the “Music” or “Spotify” command. Here’s a list of example commands you can issue while in Spotify mode:
Jasper may have difficulty detecting your cues when the music is loud. In these instances, it helps to distance the microphone from the speakers, lowering the volume, and/or speaking closer to the microphone.
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