Want to mix a bit of physical computing into your Google Voice Search? Breakfast NY has built an open source, Arduino-compatible dev board to do just that.

With Google announcing the launch of Voice Search for desktop, we couldn’t help thinking that there was even more fun to be had with talking to a computer. So, we went ahead and built an open source dev board to inspire people to build their own useful and wacky contraptions to take Voice Search to another level.

To show off the plethora of things that can be created with the Verbalizer, we invited some electronics newbies out to our first ever Make ‘n Break workshop to share some toys we built with the Verbalizer, as well as to let them have a play.
WANT ONE?!?
We’re giving a limited number of these bad boys away to people that are going to make some magic with them. Fill out the form below if you’re interested. We’ll drop a note to all of the lucky winners by July 1st.

The Verbalizer
via Engadget

John Edgar Park

John Edgar Park

John Edgar Park likes to make things and tell people about it. He works in CG animation at DisneyToon Studios and writes for Make, Boing Boing, and other places online and in print. You can find him at jpixl.net and twitter @johnedgarpark — if you like that sort of thing.


  • http://mattrichardson.com/ Matt Richardson

    I love the demo projects they built, especially the one with the rope and the little flags that pop up. I love when tech has “personality” like that.

  • http://profiles.google.com/jon.e.hendrickson Jon Hendrickson

    Where’s the form mentioned above?

    • http://www.jpixl.net John Edgar Park

      The form is on the The Verbalizer page linked above.

  • http://profiles.google.com/jon.e.hendrickson Jon Hendrickson

    Where’s the form mentioned above?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sofia-Lenard/100001107121299 Sofia Lenard

    I’d love one of those are they gonna be available in the maker shed?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sofia-Lenard/100001107121299 Sofia Lenard

    I’d love one of those are they gonna be available in the maker shed?

  • http://www.matthewbadeau.com Matthew Badeau

    I would love to show one off at the Honolulu Hackerspace!

  • http://www.matthewbadeau.com Matthew Badeau

    I would love to show one off at the Honolulu Hackerspace!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=544195643 Eric Monroe

    This is awesome, but I’m left wondering one thing: Why are they using a $300 on air sign? I would love to get my hands on one of these!