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The Internet Monster

We are going to build a cute monster that repeats whatever the internet says, what can possibly go wrong?

IntermediateFull instructions provided20 hours748

Things used in this project

Hardware components

Raspberry Pi 3 Model B
Raspberry Pi 3 Model B
×1
Google Voice Kit (V1)
×1
SG90 Micro-servo motor
SG90 Micro-servo motor
×1
Flower Pot
×1
Fake Fur
×1
Wood/Cardboard
×1
Plastic ornament balls
×1
Felt furniture pads
×2
Spray paint (White)
×1
Glue
×1
Hinge
×1
Camera Module V2
Raspberry Pi Camera Module V2
×1

Software apps and online services

Remo.tv
Raspbian
Raspberry Pi Raspbian

Hand tools and fabrication machines

3D Printer (generic)
3D Printer (generic)
Soldering iron (generic)
Soldering iron (generic)

Story

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Code

Custom TTS handler

Python
import os
import mod_utils
# Example for adding custom code to the controller
speaker_num = None
module = None

import time
import threading
from random import randint

import aiy.voice.tts 

# Servo setup
from gpiozero import Servo
mouthServo = Servo(26)


def talk():
    global talk
    while True:
        while talk:
            sleepTime = (randint(0, 2))/10
            mouthServo.min()
            time.sleep(sleepTime)
            mouthServo.mid()
            time.sleep(sleepTime)
        
        mouthServo.detach()

moveLidThread = threading.Thread(target=talk)
moveLidThread.start()

def setup(robot_config):
    global speaker_num
    global module
    
    speaker_num = robot_config.getint('tts', 'speaker_num')
    # Your custom setup code goes here
    
 
    # Load the appropriate tts module and call the default tts setup routine
    module = mod_utils.import_module('tts', robot_config.get('tts', 'type'))
    module.setup(robot_config)
       
def say(*args):
    message = args[0]

    # Your custom tts interpreter code goes here

    
    global talk
    talk = True
    # This code calls the default command interpreter function for your hardware.
    if len(args) == 1:
        module.say(message)
    else:
        module.say(message, args[1])

    talk = False

    mouthServo.detach()

Credits

8bitsandabyte

8bitsandabyte

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We’re Dane & Nicole, two makers that create tremendously terrible tech, which we happily share with you on our channel!

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