Issue 57 of The MagPi proved so popular that people quickly resorted to asking staff to look under counters and in back rooms for spare copies to buy. The reason is our giveaway: a free AIY Projects Voice Kit developed by Google.
If you missed the initial release of issue 57 and just want the exclusive AIY Projects Voice Kit on its own, you might be in luck. Raspberry Pi and Google are working to figure out a way to make the kits available in the longer term.
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The AIY Projects Voice Kit was a free gift with issue 57, allowing you to add natural voice interactions to your projects easily and for free. The kit comprises an AIY Projects Voice HAT, a stereo microphone, large arcade-style button, and a selection of wires. In typical Google style, you make the case out of cardboard.
Everybody who got a copy of the magazine seemed to love building the natural language recognizer.
“I had fun building the #AIYProjects this weekend with my son,” tweeted The MagPi reader Stephen Keep. “It was his first electronics project.”
“What a wonderful unexpected surprise,” said Simon Patterson.
The magazine quickly sold out at WHSmith, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, and Asda. We hope you were one of the lucky ones who got a copy.
The magazine was also available in the United States at Barnes & Noble, Micro Center, and other stockists.
“I picked up my copy of The MagPi last night,” said Brian Krohn on Twitter. “Barnes & Noble only had two copies left.”
With copies quickly selling out, many readers wanted to know if the kit will be available on its own. “Where can I order one?” asked Will Bunker.
How to buy an AIY Projects Voice Kit when it goes on sale
We will email you if AIY Projects Voice Kit becomes available for purchase. Our newsletter is a good way to be the first to know about special issues of The MagPi.
We can’t say for sure that the AIY Projects Voice Kit will be available for purchase, but we are pretty confident that a longer term solution can be found.
Many people subscribe to The MagPi, and these folks got the AIY Projects kit with their monthly issue. Sadly there are no AIY Projects kits left for new subscribers, we have sold out completely.
Remember that subscribing to The MagPi is the best way to ensure you get special projects, like the Voice Kit, in future.
Don’t forget: you also get a free Pi Zero W, case, and cable bundle with new 12-month subscriptions.