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by doug
Mon Apr 11, 2016 9:21 am
Forum: User groups and events
Topic: Swansea Raspberry Jam
Replies: 1
Views: 1507

Swansea Raspberry Jam

Swansea Jam - May 15th It's been a while (2014!) but finally there is another Raspberry Jam being held in South Wales. It's being held on Sunday May 15th at the new TechHub on the High Street in Swansea. There will be a variety of talks from a number of interesting individuals as well as the show a...
by doug
Fri Feb 27, 2015 11:28 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: New text-to-speech (TTS) engine
Replies: 31
Views: 45125

Re: New text-to-speech (TTS) engine

Good news everyone, I might have my repository back online. I've removed the offending file (hopefully) and realised it wasn't essential to the project anyway. I think it was just part of the Java API interface which I hadn't integrated. Hopefully the repository will now stay up but I'll have to wai...
by doug
Tue Feb 17, 2015 9:18 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: New text-to-speech (TTS) engine
Replies: 31
Views: 45125

Re: New text-to-speech (TTS) engine

It looks like there is a DMCA on: https://github.com/DougGore/picopi More: https://github.com/github/dmca/blob/master/2015-02-02-Cambridge-Mobile.md Hopefully this can be rectified. The DMCA notice came as a bit of a surprise but I'm far from the only person to receive such as notice, I see Cyanoge...
by doug
Fri Oct 17, 2014 4:21 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Using an iPad as a passive display for a Pi over USB
Replies: 39
Views: 34742

Re: Using an iPad as a passive display for a Pi over USB

simplesi wrote:
A 3rd option would be to use audio to transport such information, much like the old modem days...
Now -I like that idea - don't know if it practical but I just like the "sound" of it :)
It's already been done, see http://chirp.io/
by doug
Wed Oct 15, 2014 11:31 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Using an iPad as a passive display for a Pi over USB
Replies: 39
Views: 34742

Re: Using an iPad as a passive display for a Pi over USB

That's good work - whether it works for this or not! Nice job. Sort of like MIracast I think. Thanks! It does have quite a bit of latency right now, as in measurable in seconds but I think it's solvable. I think davespice's problem is common in that many schools, coding clubs, etc have access to or...
by doug
Wed Oct 15, 2014 10:47 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Using an iPad as a passive display for a Pi over USB
Replies: 39
Views: 34742

Re: Using an iPad as a passive display for a Pi over USB

This isn't exactly what you are looking for but I have been trying to solve a not too dissimilar problem around using laptops as a remote screen to the Pi but in a way that works better than VNC, X11, etc so things like Minecraft are usable. My prototype captures the framebuffer (dispmanx) and runs ...
by doug
Wed Apr 16, 2014 12:20 pm
Forum: User groups and events
Topic: Cardiff Jam (May 17th)
Replies: 0
Views: 806

Cardiff Jam (May 17th)

Following the success of the Swansea Jam in March, PiCymru (picymru.org.uk) have organised a Cardiff Jam on Saturday May 17th, tickets and details can be found here:

http://cardiffjam.eventbrite.com/?aff=rpiforum

Doug
by doug
Fri Feb 21, 2014 11:02 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: New text-to-speech (TTS) engine
Replies: 31
Views: 45125

Re: New text-to-speech (TTS) engine

Yggdrasil wrote:I've added a parameter for testts to select the used language, but do not want fork the project on Github. Feel free do add this :)
http://pastebin.com/FEcZwSYr
Thanks I'll add this in to the code in my git repo when I get a chance :-)

Doug
by doug
Mon Feb 10, 2014 8:59 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: New text-to-speech (TTS) engine
Replies: 31
Views: 45125

Re: New text-to-speech (TTS) engine

Cool but isn't Pico TTS already in Raspbian? I couldn't find any mention of it anywhere online or on this page: http://elinux.org/RPi_Text_to_Speech_(Speech_Synthesis) So I assume it hasn't already been ported but I could be wrong :-) Added it to the elinux.org Wiki: http://elinux.org/RPi_Text_to_S...
by doug
Mon Feb 10, 2014 1:36 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: New text-to-speech (TTS) engine
Replies: 31
Views: 45125

Re: New text-to-speech (TTS) engine

Indeed, I could be interested to know how to build french langage... Line 113 of main.cpp: result = ttsEngine->setLanguage("eng", "GBR", ""); Change that to: result = ttsEngine->setLanguage("fra", "FRA", ""); Hopefully that should switch it to French. I should really make that a command line switch...
by doug
Sat Feb 08, 2014 3:22 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: New text-to-speech (TTS) engine
Replies: 31
Views: 45125

Re: New text-to-speech (TTS) engine

I compiled and installed this with the instructions on github, but the testtts program is doing this: pi$ testtts "Hello" Pico TTS Test App Input string: "Hello" Failed to load language Synthesising text... Failed to synth text and then hangs. Any ideas of what could be wrong? Sorry about that, I r...
by doug
Sat Feb 08, 2014 9:43 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: New text-to-speech (TTS) engine
Replies: 31
Views: 45125

Re: New text-to-speech (TTS) engine

Cool but isn't Pico TTS already in Raspbian? I couldn't find any mention of it anywhere online or on this page: http://elinux.org/RPi_Text_to_Speech_(Speech_Synthesis) So I assume it hasn't already been ported but I could be wrong :-) Wow, many thanks for this hint and port of the pico speech engin...
by doug
Sat Feb 08, 2014 9:08 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: New text-to-speech (TTS) engine
Replies: 31
Views: 45125

Re: New text-to-speech (TTS) engine

There should be a Makefile in the pico/lib directory, you need to do a make then a make install so it gets put in a system library directory. It would be good for someone to try it out and let me know if it works for you. I'm sure many projects could benefit from it. There's no Makefile in ../pico/l...
by doug
Wed Feb 05, 2014 11:19 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: New text-to-speech (TTS) engine
Replies: 31
Views: 45125

New text-to-speech (TTS) engine

For anyone who is interested I've ported a text-to-speech engine to the Raspberry Pi. Google's Android project includes an offline TTS engine called Pico TTS that they licensed from a company called SVOX but open sourced under the Apache 2 license. It is a good quality, well documented product and i...
by doug
Sat May 18, 2013 9:07 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspicam Skype?
Replies: 4
Views: 2586

Re: Raspicam Skype?

The other big problem for Skype and any video chat system (like SIP) is the CPU/GPU overhead of the AV encoding/decoding. The output of the camera module can be encoded to H.264 for transmission but you would also have decode the H.264 video coming from the other caller at the same time. I'm not sur...
by doug
Sat Jun 09, 2012 5:04 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: No need for the QtOnPi community?
Replies: 63
Views: 16424

Re: No need for the QtOnPi community?

Hi Eben,

Thank you for taking the time to update us on the deliveries of the QtOnPi boards. I've circulated your message to the QtOnPi mailing list so that those who haven't looked here are now in the loop. Hopefully we won't have to wait patiently for much longer!

Thanks!
by doug
Fri Jan 06, 2012 5:37 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pictures of screen displaying example of RPi composite output?
Replies: 29
Views: 12442

Re: Pictures of screen displaying example of RPi composite output?

<t>Davespice said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I wonder if it would be able to do it from the absense of the HDMI connection?<br/> <br/> <br/> Given that the only output options are composite and HDMI then you can logically assume that if the HDMI 5V line is not active then either composite or no display devi...
by doug
Fri Jan 06, 2012 5:16 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pictures of screen displaying example of RPi composite output?
Replies: 29
Views: 12442

Re: Pictures of screen displaying example of RPi composite output?

<t>Luny said: <br/> <br/> <br/> doug said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I've worked in the STB industry so I have a bit of experience putting readable text out on a composite display so here is a little insight...<br/> <br/> Would that be a certain Welsh company?<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Probably, but there is m...
by doug
Fri Jan 06, 2012 2:42 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pictures of screen displaying example of RPi composite output?
Replies: 29
Views: 12442

Re: Pictures of screen displaying example of RPi composite output?

<t>I've worked in the STB industry so I have a bit of experience putting readable text out on a composite display so here is a little insight. It's a shame the output isn't RGB or YC as that would be a bit better but I suspect that is not an option on a mobile SoC.<br/> <br/> There are two main cons...
by doug
Sat Nov 26, 2011 8:16 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Help Wanted (Python): Adapt liveusb-creator to work with SD cards
Replies: 24
Views: 9442

Re: Help Wanted (Python): Adapt liveusb-creator to work with SD cards

If all that is being done is copying a file as is to a device I don't see the need for dd for such a trivial task. The most important thing is presenting a simple UI that is foolproof and ensure that the first experience with a Raspberry Pi isn't a wiped hard drive.
by doug
Mon Nov 21, 2011 3:09 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Help Wanted (Python): Adapt liveusb-creator to work with SD cards
Replies: 24
Views: 9442

Re: Help Wanted (Python): Adapt liveusb-creator to work with SD cards

<t>Quote from Montekuri on November 21, 2011, 15:01<br/> Quote from obarthelemy on November 21, 2011, 12:03<br/> Let's keep it simple and cheap guys:<br/> @montekuri: I don't think forcing everyone to buy an extra piece of kit is a good idea.<br/> I think that if I download an image, first I do it i...
by doug
Mon Nov 21, 2011 2:08 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Help Wanted (Python): Adapt liveusb-creator to work with SD cards
Replies: 24
Views: 9442

Re: Help Wanted (Python): Adapt liveusb-creator to work with SD cards

<r>Quote from obarthelemy on November 21, 2011, 14:01<br/> @doug: try the current version: it is integrated (no dependencies to install), is OK to use (I've got ideas about the UI, though ^^), and Just Works.<br/> I'm sure there's more elegant and cutting-edge ways to do the same thing. I think the ...
by doug
Mon Nov 21, 2011 1:27 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Help Wanted (Python): Adapt liveusb-creator to work with SD cards
Replies: 24
Views: 9442

Re: Help Wanted (Python): Adapt liveusb-creator to work with SD cards

<t>Quote from Chris Tyler on November 21, 2011, 01:36<br/> It would be great to have an easy-to-use tool for creating SD cards for the Raspberry Pi. Such a tool should:<br/> - have a GUI<br/> - be cross-platform - run on at least Windows and Linux<br/> - be capable of downloading (one of several) im...
by doug
Thu Nov 17, 2011 10:46 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Kids tablet / DS like computer
Replies: 11
Views: 3685

Re: Kids tablet / DS like computer

<r>Quote from obarthelemy on November 17, 2011, 14:23<br/> Setting up an OS is fine, but how many apps will actually run on it ?<br/> <br/> Well this might be a crazy plan, but I imagine my idea above would probably result in precisely zero existing apps running. I'm suggesting a different approach ...
by doug
Thu Nov 17, 2011 12:24 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Kids tablet / DS like computer
Replies: 11
Views: 3685

Re: Kids tablet / DS like computer

<r>I was thinking more along the lines of not using a Linux desktop environment at all! My thoughts are to use as minimal of an operating system as possible, no GNOME, KDE, X windows, etc instead just use OpenGL and DirectFB. Linux would be kernel, Qt would be the run time environment, supported by ...

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