The RAND() function in Google Sheets worked well, but it required a lot of overhead from a browser, and I wanted to keep the power consumption down with this project. Not to mention, it was messy! The more I thought about it, the less sense it made to do things this way. It could have been an elegant solution to prandomly select a word, enunciate it via text-to-speech TTS, and repeat, but up against the hardware limitations of a Raspberry Pi, it was not going to be reliable. Plenty of other solutions have been turning around in my head since I started.
- Prandomize the word list, and read sequentially
- One "start talking" command keeps things running for hours
- Minimal delay
- A macro won't be smart enough to know when the reading is done
- Dead time at the end of the list
- I don't know if there is a clean solution
- Find a collection of word sound files and shuffle them
- Easy as pie
- There may not be a collection out there
- Copyright issues
- Word list is static unless I find new sound files
- Use TTS on all the words to make sound files
- Neat, once it's complete
- Expandable via the same process
- Time to convert
- Must write an Audacity macro to create files. Doable?
- Record myself saying all the words
- Ugghhhhh, no thank you
The rest of the posts for this project have been arranged by date.First time here?
Completed projects from year 1
Completed projects from year 2
Completed projects from year 3
Completed projects from year 4
Completed projects from year 5
Completed projects from year 6
Completed projects from year 7
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