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My Panasonic Toughbook does not have a built in mic... Before I trawl eBay for one does anyone recommend a good quality one that will work well with EZ builder?.... I realize I probably need to avoid the cheap ones from China that of course flood eBay auctions...
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Tony (@toymaker) recommends the revolabs xtag wireless mic http://www.revolabs.com/products_wm/xtag.htm although it is expensive I have no doubts that it is very capable.
Alternately, you could use a bluetooth mic, one designed for a hands free headset for a phone. I got a cheap one and it didn't work too well (constantly playing up although the mic was great when it worked).
Dongle plus Motorola Roadster looks like it could be a cost effective option.
Also, you can test it in ARC before getting the EZ-B. Just play with the SR settings and commands, an EZ-B and servo do not need to be connected for the speech recognition control and scripts to make a servo control move
You could make a project with a simple Digital Switch set for D0
Add speech recognition and set up the phrase "turn on" to run the script command
and "turn off" to run the script command
The speech should make the control turn from red to green when turning on and green to red when turning off.
Ignore the debug messages though