Make Yoda Speak (or anything else) Using a Raspberry Pi and an iPhone App #PythonHardware #Python #CircuitPython #RaspberryPi @gallaugher
From Professor John Gallaugher comes a new project. Have you ever wanted to make an object speak phrases on demand? This sort of high-tech ventriloquism can be huge fun when greeting people in an office, scaring visitors at Halloween, or, as Master Yoda shows in this example, providing surprise and delight on Star Wars Day.
Raspberry Pi with WiFi Capability the Raspberry Pi 3A+ is a good choice – inexpensive, but has both USB and round audio jacks, so it would work with lots of speaker options (the cheaper Pi Zero W doesn’t have these jacks, although you can easily add RCA audio with an HDMI adapter).
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