Alarm clocks can be simple and boring. This DIY Raspberry Pi alarm clock wakes you up with a personalised greeting, weather and the latest news.
It's not quite a robot butler, but YouTuber skiwithpete's custom alarm clock setup can certainly start your day off on the right foot. When the alarm goes off, you receive a personalised greeting for whatever time of day it is, and you're given the specific date and time.
You also get the current weather, a forecast for the weather that day, currency rates and stock prices of your choosing, and the biggest news headlines to instantly get you in the loop that day. All you really need is your Raspberry Pi and a speaker. The video tutorial has the complete instructions, but for links to all the necessary code, check out the YouTube page link below.