For this Getting Started guide, we're using a Raspberry Pi. Snips supports alternative platforms, find out more here.
The Snips Platform is running on any Raspberry Pi 3 model, a physical power supply of at least 2.5A (this is very important, otherwise the CPU may be throtteled and the performance lowered), at least 4GB SD card and Raspbian Stretch Lite installed. You can find instructions to install it here.
However, you can check out the Snips Makers Kit, our affordable, extensible hardware kit for easily getting you started building voice assistants.