List of Mods for Raspberry Pi AIY Project

I keep finding great mods for the MagPi Raspberry Pi Google AIY Projects box so I thought I’d start listing them all in one place (mainly for me, because I keep forgetting where I’ve seen things!)

Credit to all the makers who’ve come up with these mods!

Disclaimer: listing a mod on here doesn’t mean I’ve tried and tested it, please contact the maker of the mod if you have any issues. (Unless it’s one of mine, then contact me).

Makers, if you want me to add your project, or I’ve got the details / link wrong let me know, either comment on this post, email me or contact me on twitter.


There has been a big update to the AIY Voice kit code which is now included on the SD card image. On the Github repo the original version is the master branch and the new version is the voicekit branch.

Unfortunately this means that the old mods won’t work with the new version so I am going to attempt to show which version each mod will work with, please let me know if Iv’e got any of them wrong.

If you are using the old version I’ve tagged mods that work with that as master, and ones that work with the new version (included in the sd card image starting with aiyprojects-2017-09-11) are tagged with voicekit.

I’ve written a quick guide to writing mods for the new version here.

Basic commands

Shutdown and reboot – master

Timer – master

Shutdown with self destruct! – master


Radio Player for the new version! – voicekit

Radio Player – master and voicekit

Another radio player – master

Play music from Youtube – master

Podcast Player – master

Google Music – master


RSS Reader – master

Play Chess! – master

Reminders / Notes – master

Pimoroni Mote Sticks (Lights) – master

Control 433MHz remote sockets – master

Play news headlines – master (no longer working due to update to BBC url)

I made a replacement headline reader – voicekit

IFTTT works – any

List of Easter Eggs – any

Basic Phillips Hue Support – master

Change the local voice – master

Publish MQTT Messages – master and voicekit

Potential Hotword Support with the Updated SDK – master

Using an Amazon Dash Button as a Trigger – master

Conversation Commands – master

Domoticz Commands – master

Laser Cut Case – any

Using Snowboy for hotword recognition

Controlling servos – master

Control Home Assistant – voicekit


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