Text To Speech click carries a speech synthesizer with a familiar voice you’ve probably already heard somewhere.
Do you remember one of pop culture’s most iconic high-tech wearables, Marty McFly’s self-drying talking jacket from Back to the Future 2? Text to Speech click runs on a newer version of the same speech synthesis engine, DECtalk®, loaded into Epson’s S1V30120 speech recognition IC.
It can be used for serious applications, for example in assistive devices (think Stephen Hawking), or for pranks.
You can make it whisper, yell or sing. The speech synthesis engine has a parser that gives you fine control over the output once you master the commands. People tinker with intonation, pitch, rhythm until they get natural sounding reproduction.
Since it’s a well-known speech synthesis engine, you can **find resources online to test and play with. Our favorite is a repository of pop song rendition. Our Firmware guys had a lot of fun today pasting different strings into mikroC to hear the click sing different tunes.
But they also took the time to explain everything as well. Read the “Maker Your Robot speak” article on Learn.mikroe.com to learn in detail how to program Text To Speech click.
For schematics, technical details and data sheets, we have a completely new resource. Instead of printed manuals we used to supply with click boards, we know launched a wiki platform – docs.mikroe.com, that will contain all relevant documentation about all products. See the benefits on the example of Text To Speech click – without the space constraint, we can provide more resources – including the pop song repository.
We will start populating docs.mikroe.com with new and old products as we go. It will be our definitive documentation base before you know it.