Saturday, June 2, 2018

Talk, little buddy, talk!


In the beginning of 2018, I've discovered a Kickstarter project, called "The Little Buddy Talker". It's a small chip on a breakout board with 254 short voice messages and a 3.5mm audio jack.


The Little Buddy Talker is connected via SPI to the Arduino. And since TLBT is mounted on a breakoutboard with pins on the bottom, you can easily put it on a breadboard for wiring.

The Sound Chip

The chip on the board is the aP23682. It's a voice IC with the capability of recording up to 682sec voice in a 16bit quality. With this chip, you could probably make your own buddy talker. All you need are the voice samples.


What could have been better?

Since the buddy talker is connected via SPI, it would be usefull, if it had the standard SPI connector matching to the one on the Arduino Uno, Mega or Nano.
The buddy talker doesn't give any feedback, that indicates when a sound file has finished.


Kickstarter Project: "The Little Buddy Talker"

Arduino Uno
Jumper Wire
Audio cable