Woooweee, hacking the CHIP to convert Video Out to Audio In was a bit stressful, but it worked and I thought I would share what I created. The CHIP now lives in a rotary phone mounted to my wall. When I pick up the receiver, voice recognition software is executed, and when a preset voice command is spoken the software will run a shell script associated with the voice command. Currently, the only preset voice commands are “lights on” and “lights off”.
The hardware build: