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Mastering BeagleBone Robotics by Richard Grimmett

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Making your BeagleBone Black speak

Now that you can get sounds both in and out of your BeagleBone Black, let's start doing something useful with this capability. Start by enabling Espeak, an open source application that provides you with a computer voice with a bit of personality. To get this functionality, download the Espeak library by typing sudo apt-get install espeak. You'll probably have to accept the additional size that the application requires, but this is fine based on your SD card size. This might take a bit of time to download, but the prompt will reappear when it is done.

Now let's see if your BeagleBone Black has a voice. Type the sudo espeak "hello" command. The speaker should emit a computer-voiced "hello." If it does not, make ...

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