Chatterbox Pi, the Alexa Development Board Designed for the Rpi Compute Module

By on March 18, 2018
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Gumstix has developed a variation on its recently announced Chatterbox for the Colibri iMX7 that is instead powered by a Raspberry Pi Compute Module. The board has been designed in Geppetto and it’s fully customizable online. The Linux-powered audio board is is a feature rich development platform for AVS skills (Amazon Alexa Voice Service). Exciting features, such as 15-pin CSI 2 camera connector, RGB LED, WiFi, and Bluetooth, as well as a 20-pin GPIO header make the Chatterbox Pi an ideal home assistant development board.

The $116 RPi Compute Module version is designed for creating wake-word or push/hold button activated AVS voice services on devices including smart speakers, smart home and IoT devices, router and gateway devices, sound bars, and set-top boxes. The board complies with Amazon’s AVS Functional Design Guide, and ships with a pre-loaded Linux image.

The Chatterbox Pi come ready to use for prototyping or designers can easily copy and modify the board design in Geppetto® D2O to create their own custom Raspberry Pi Compute Module AVS or IoT design in a few minutes.

It appears you can use the new board with either the original Raspberry Pi Compute Module or the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3 (CM3).

Features are listed below:

  • Micro B USB Plug
  • SODIMM Connector
  • FCI 15 pin FPC connector
  • Connector (Power Jack Medium)
  • USB Standard A Jack
  • Single Channel 2.5 W Audio Amplifier
  • FTDI FT232RQ USB UART Interface
  • Stereo Audio Codec
  • TI WiLink8 WL1831
  • Microphone



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