Does your project have sensors, GSM, or even voice recognition feature?. What do you think if we make these things talking to you?!. Arduino text to speech shield can easily do this with one line of code.
If you don’t know what 1Sheeld is, then it’s a board that benefits from your smartphone capabilities as Arduino shields. You can use your smartphone as an LCD, Accelerometer, GPS and Internet shields. For more information please check out 1Sheeld’s getting started tutorial.
Now let’s explain how Arduino Text To Speech shield works.
Simply the Arduino Text to Speech shield takes advantage of the smart phone’s speaker to convert the text that coming from the Arduino into a speech and this process begins with text normalization to convert any input text into a series of spoken words then pronounce the words correctly by using a special algorithm for pronouncing the right meaning.
To see how to use the Arduino Text to Speech shield, please check out this video tutorial:
Now we have taken a good idea about The Arduino Text To Speech shield. So let’s start to use the Arduino Text To Speech shield by downloading the 1Sheeld library, to access its functions.
1Sheeld Arduino Text to Speech shield functions
The Arduino Text To Speech shield has only one function which is:-
Hence, the parameter in this function should be a string or constant array of characters and it returns nothing. So whatever the text represented by this string or array of characters, it will be spoken from the smartphone.
Also the Syntax of the Arduino Text To Speech function is: TextToSpeech.say(commandToBeSpokenOut);
As an example of using Arduino Text To Speech shield in a project is the Arduino based Amazon Echo project. Amazon Echo is a device that can interact with voice. Just say “Alexa” and ask for what you want and it will respond. It can play music, control the lights and tell you the real-time and date or even the weather. You can make this amazing project by using 1Sheeld board and Arduino. There are many shields are used in this project. And of course one of them is the Arduino Text To Speech shield. Arduino Text To Speech used to add humanoid interaction to respond to you for what you want.
Please check this video to watch the role of the Arduino Text To Speech shield clearly in this project:
And please not that Arduino Text To Speech shield supported languages where its alphabets are in the ASCII code table where most of them are Latin languages.
Finally, I hope I have explained the function of the Arduino Text To Speech shield in a simple way. so please don’t hesitate to leave your comment if you have any questions.
And certainly, you can check out lots of amazing Arduino projects made using 1Sheeld where many of them have used Arduino Text To Speech shield.
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