June 04, 2014

Convert twitter feeds to audio with a Raspberry Pi

After some time studying physical computing, William Lindmeier has created a device that takes data from twitter feeds and converts them to audio to be heard through a "twitter radio". The device uses a Raspberry Pi to receive and interrogate the twitter feed, and send the audio to a powered speaker - and also harnesses an Arduino to take care of user input. The whole lot fits inside a neat enclosure, and is demonstrated in the following video:

Although this may seem frivolous, it's a neat way to send messages to the visually-impaired - or anyone, by having the radio tuned to a private feed. However to get started you can find the details on William's project page. And for more, we're on facebookGoogle+, and twitter - so follow us for news and product updates as well.

If you're looking for a more permanent way to mount circuitry to your Raspberry Pi, check out our new PiBreak - the prototyping board for the Raspberry Pi. It provides labelled breakout pins for all GPIOs, a large prototyping area with solder pads, and power rails for easy power connection:

Furthermore the PiBreak also includes mounting hardware to firmly attach it to your Raspberry Pi using a nut, bolt, and spacer - and is compatible with all revisions of both model A and B Raspberry Pi computers. For more information about our new PiBreak board, our Getting Started guide, and to order - visit the product page


Toby Robb said:

Horse ebooks that is a crazy feed to listen to..

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