Categories: News

Google announces updated AIY Project Kits in the US – coming soon to retailers worldwide


Google’s AIY Projects have so far consisted of a Voice and a Vision kit, but they’re getting an overhaul today with Google announcing revamped versions are heading to retailers across America.

The AIY projects are simple Raspberry Pi powered projects that are powered by Google’s AI, with a Google Assistant like smart speaker in the Voice kit, and a more advanced version that uses image recognition in their Vision AI kit. Google is overhauling the kits for sale in Target in the US.

Since launching last year, Google has received ‘continued demand for the kits, especially from the STEM audience’ who see value in the kits to further education.

The kits will include a new Raspberry Pi Zero WH, as well as a pre-provisioned SD card, and all the connectors and boards required to build the kits. The kits are showing on the Target US website, with the Voice Kit priced at $49.99USD, while the Vision Kit is priced at $89.99USD.

As you can see, the re-packaged kits are pretty slick looking, with all the bits and pieces you could need to get up and running.

To go along with the launch, Google has also released a companion app for Android on Google Play. The Google AIY Projects app helps you to configure your project once it’s assembled.

While they’re initially available at Target in the US, Google is looking to make these kits available globally with the company saying ‘we’re working to make them globally available through retailers worldwide’. If you want to be kept up to date, make sure you sign up to their mailing list for more information.

Developer: Google LLC
Price: Free
Source: Google Developers Blog.
Ausdroid's Editor in Chief
Daniel Tyson

Dan is a die-hard Android fan. Some might even call him a lunatic. He's been an Android user since Android was a thing, and if there's a phone that's run Android, chances are he owns it (his Nexus collection is second-to-none) or has used it. Dan's dedication to Ausdroid is without question, and he has represented us at some of the biggest international events in our industry including Google I/O, Mobile World Congress, CES and IFA.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked*

Share
Published by
Daniel Tyson

Recent Posts

  • Assistant and Artificial Intelligence
  • News
  • Other News

Facebook’s News Feed will now demote sites with unchanged or stolen content

Facebook has announced that the News Feed will now demote news publisher websites that illicitly scrape or republish content from…

11 hours ago
  • Apps, Games & Google Services
  • News

Google Pay support for St George, Bank SA and Bank of Melbourne now live for selected cards

After an extended wait, St George, Bank SA and Bank of Melbourne customers can now add supported cards to Google…

13 hours ago
  • News
  • Smart Accessories

Amazon now has a new thinner, waterproof Paperwhite Kindle for sale

Amazon's Kindle book store is one of the best, but if reading books on your phone or tablet isn't for…

14 hours ago
  • Carriers
  • News

Optus facing $10 million penalty for misleading its mobile customers

Optus is in a bit of hot water and facing a $10 million penalty for misleading and directly charging customers…

15 hours ago
  • Android, Modding & Updates
  • News
  • Software

Google changing up the way its apps are distributed in the EU

Back in July the European Commission fined Google €4.34 billion (yes that is meant to be a B) for "illegal…

15 hours ago
  • Carriers
  • Mobiles
  • News

Vodafone announce their plans for the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro with bonus freebies

Hot on the heels of the Mate 20 announcement in London, Vodafone has today announced their range of plans for…

16 hours ago