Hi all, first time on this forum and I have only just discovered Raspberry Pi a few moments ago. First impressions indicate a lot of potential for this bit of kit in my home life.
Before I run out and spend my hard earnt cash, I would like to ask a few simple questions before I start spending hours reading online material.
1) Can I connect several speakers to Raspberry PI and have a text to speech module running. I would love to have some home automation, where at for example 7am, it sends and alarm over the speakers with a voice saying 'Good morning, time is x, date is x, weather is x.
2) Can you connect wireless switches to Raspberry PI, so if back gate opens, a voice says 'back gate has been opened'
Many Thanks, Stu