Has anyone ever used speech recognition in their projects before? Is the best way to go using something like this? https://www.sparkfun.com/products/10963
If you have used the EasyVR, just to confirm, it does not need to be connected to a PC in order to operate, correct?
I wanted to use this as an easy way to turn off all the lights in the house when going to sleep. So I was gonna leave this (Arduino+EasyVR) always plugged in and waiting for a voice command like "good night house!" which would then trigger an X10 RF transmitter to turn off all the lights.
Does that sound feasible? Is there a warm-up period after the EasyVR hears a sound? Or is it always ready 24/7 to validate what it's heard?