Monthly Archives: January 2014

Speech To Text (STT)

The STT is pretty simple as it consists of three steps: activation, acquisition, and translation. Activation can be accomplished via a “key press” but I much rather use voice activation. Assuming you live in a normally quiet atmosphere, it is perfectly practical (and easy) to calculate the root mean square noise (RMS) and activate upon […]

Text To Speech (TTS)

I found two options for TTS: espeak (from Debian) or using the Google TTS. First I tried using espeak, which was easy to get going. However it suffers from a drawback that when it speaks long sentence it slows down and sounds like a Dalek (documented here). Since I would be saying things that are […]

Choice of coding language: Python

Given an Linux environment, there are many choices of a coding language. I would normally choose of the following (ordered according to my favorite): Perl, Java, C++, PHP, Basic. However, one must keep in mind that the RPi is 700MHz processor with 512MB RAM. Thus, it is not something that I can program from the […]

Introduction and hardware

Here is the list of my hardware components (as of 02/05/14): Raspberry Pi Model  Raspberry Pi Camera USB microphone CM19A RF Transceiver 8GB SD Card USB 2.0 10-port Hub USB WIFI adaptor Computer speakers HDMI cable (optional) And here is the explanation: I will be using a Raspberry Pi Model B for the “computer” and […]