Mycroft Mark II: The Open Voice Assistant

A project in Kansas City, MO by Joshua Montgomery

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The open answer to Amazon Echo and Google Home. Mycroft brings you the power of voice while maintaining privacy and data independence.
Backers: 2245
Average Pledge Per Backer: $176

Funded: $394,572 of $50,000
Dates: Jan 25th -> Feb 24th (30 days)
Project By: Joshua Montgomery
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Last 24 Hours

February 23rd - via:
The Mark II Kickstarter campaign ends SATURDAY MORNING at 9:45 am CST.   That means this is the FINAL day Mark II will be offered at such a low price.   Grab a Mark II with a camera (which means you can play rock, paper, scissors if you want--check... (Read More)

The Run Down on the Mark II Kickstarter

February 16th - via:
100% funded in 6.5 hours, 1600 backers, and no sign of slowing down. The Mark II took Kickstarter by storm, providing a device for consumers, makers, and hackers alike. Our privacy-minded and customizable voice assistant is loaded with features and a transparent software stack behind it. (Read More)

Spotify and Sonos UNLOCKED

February 12th - via:
You did it!   The Spotify and Sonos stretch goal is officially unlocked. We sped past 250k over the weekend and we’re excited to hear the *noise* around this stretch goal. We know you’ve requested it and we’re ready to get to work on it.  ... (Read More)

This is why we love our community......

February 9th - via:
Our community is working hard on skills that span across a lot of different areas, but this one really stood out to me as an example that is not only functional but really shows where AI is going in the future!     Thank you, Chris! I also wanted... (Read More)

Let's unlock another STRETCH GOAL!

February 7th - via:
Stream a lot of music? Us too.   That’s why at $250k we’re adding another Media Skill. This stretch goal unlocks the feature for Mycroft users to connect Spotify and Sonos with their Mycroft device. These skills were the #1 and #2 most requested... (Read More)

You Have Unlocked the First Stretch Goal and a New Reward

February 5th - via:
Check out the new reward, Mark II with a CAMERA.  Making the smart home smarter, and giving you eyes where you need them. The internal camera will have 1080p video with DSI interface, and a mechanical shutter to physically block the lens.... (Read More)

Stretch Goals, New Rewards, Oh MY!

February 1st - via:
  Keeping updated with our Kickstarter?  We were 100% funded in 6.5 hours. We’re at 160k and counting. 1000 backers. 22 days to go What’s cooler than those stats? The fact that we’re releasing our first stretch goal at 200k! The color... (Read More)

Congrats to the community! We love you guys!

January 30th - via:
We just wanted to say thanks for your support, and give you a little update on what's happening with the Mark II campaign.   865 backers, 278% funded, and the press is starting to hit (in fact, read all the articles here!) Share them, tag us, let's... (Read More)

7 Sensational New Kickstarter Projects This Week

January 28th - via:
From an open-source digital assistant in a speaker that will make you forget Alexa and Siri, to a build-it-yourself cardboard midi keyboard that makes making must a truly creative experience, this weeks new Kickstarter projects are sensational! (Read More)

Open source voice assistant speaker promises user privacy

January 26th - via:
Mycroft has Kickstarted an open source “Mycroft Mark II” smart speaker and voice assistant that runs Linux on a quad-core Xilinx SoC, and offers a 6-mic beamforming array, 10W speaker, 4-inch touchscreen, and a promise of user privacy. (Read More)


January 25th - via:
Thank YOU!  Thank YOU! Thank YOU! Thank YOU! We’re 100% funded in the first 7 hours, that was a wild ride! But we aren’t done yet! If you’re a backer, we can’t thank you enough. Our community is our lifeline and YOU’RE that. Helping to... (Read More)

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