MAME Arcade – Voice Control

The final post in a 3-part series showing off some tech I recently added.


I thought it would be cool to walk up to my MAME arcade cabinet, say “Play Pac-Man” and magically have that game start playing…so I did that, sorta. I have to press a button for it to start listening, but hopefully I can remove that and have it “always listening” (muhaha).

Here’s a quick video showing it in action, with my awesome 7-year old partner in crime (yea, she runs Visual Studio 😉 ):
[Video coming soon]

If I say something like “Play Mortal Kombat”, MAMEIron will recognize that there’s more than one Mortal Kombat, and pop up a menu with the various flavors of Mortal Kombat (1, 2, 3, 4, Ultimate MK3, etc.) Then I just select the one I want to play.

I might be able to integrate Cortana, and have it (her?) always-on. I haven’t played with that technology yet, so it’s an area I need to explore.


Part 1 of 3: Motion-activated

Part 2 of 3: Programmable lights

Part 3 of 3: Voice control

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