Available commands on kalliope neuron

Wednesday, January 4, 2017


And we keep going with the blog post series about Kalliope :) And we keep going with the blog post series about Kalliope :)


Let’s introduce here a simple neuron I developed that let you know what you can ask.

I know it might sound dumb, but it can be handy when other people leaving with you don’t know as much as you your kalliope setup :) (Or as well, to make Kalliope answer when friends ask why i use it, I can make kalliope answers with the list of available orders).

This is why I developed the small neuron list_available_orders.


As per the previous neuron, kalliope let you install via the command line the neuron:

        kalliope install --git-url https://github.com/bacardi55/kalliope-list-available-orders.git

No additional library are required for this neuron.



Create you brain file, eg:

        ---          - name: "All-orders"
              - order: "what can I ask"
              - list_available_orders:
                  query_replace_text: "and the argument"
                  ignore_machine_name: 1
                  file_template: "templates/en_all_available_orders.j2"

The query_replace_text option is the text you want instead of “{{ query }}” (or any arguments). I put this option because otherwise Kalliope says open/close bracket which is a bit weird :)


You can use 2 variables in the template, nb_orders for the number of available orders and orders, a list of order. More description about the order here.

This template will simply make Kalliope speak out loud the number of orders and then all of them If no order are found, a simple “order not found” sentence will be said by Kalliope.

        {% raw %}
        {% if nb_orders > 0 %}
            You have {{ nb_orders }} available orders:
            {% for order in orders %}
                {{ order }}
            {% endfor %}
        {% else %}
            No order found.
        {% endif %}
        {% endraw %}


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See Also

Kalliope neuron for google calendar

Kalliope community modules and the Picamera neuron