This project uses an Arduino to send your Twitter stream to a voice generator chip called the SpeakJet.
And this project can be extended to other application where we’d want to translate text into speech such as talking robot, for assitive blind and so on.
– How does it working
Arduino requests and receives information from Twitter via an Ethernet shield, which is directly plugged into a router. An intermediary chip called the TTS256 translates serial text data from the Arduino into a series of allophones to send to the SpeakJet. The output from the SpeakJet is sent to an amplifier and then to a small speaker.