Teddy Ruxpin hack with text to speech capabilities
Python

README.md

Chippy Ruxpin!

A project for driving mouth and eye motors for an old Teddy Ruxpin with text-to-speech capabilities through a web interface. Entering text through the web interface will make Teddy Ruxpin say whatever you want with syncronized mouth movements. All done with CHIP, the world's first $9 computer.

Make sure you install the following dependencies:

sudo apt-get install python-setuptools python-dev build-essential espeak alsa-utils
sudo apt-get install python-alsaaudio python-numpy python-twitter python-bottle mplayer

To start the application, run this script:

sudo python chippyRuxpin.py

Assuming your CHIP is connected to WIFI or ethernet, you should see a message that looks similar to this:

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CHIPPY RUXPIN IS ONLINE!
In your browser, go to http://10.1.2.52:8080
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Simply go to that URL in your browser and you should see a webpage with a text input box. Here, you can make Chippy Ruxpin say whatever you want. You can also have him read tweets from Twitter if you like.

NOTE: To properly associate your Twitter account with this code, please take edit the following file:

chippyRuxpin.py

At the top, you should see these variables:

consumerKey='INSERT YOUR CONSUMER KEY HERE FROM TWITTER'
consumerSecret='INSERT YOUR CONSUMER SECRET HERE FROM TWITTER'
accessTokenKey='INSERT YOUR ACCESS TOKEN KEY HERE FROM TWITTER'
accessTokenSecret='INSERT YOUR ACCESS TOKEN SECRET HERE FROM TWITTER'

You need to change these values with the proper keys associated with your own Twitter account. To generate these keys, go to the following URL:

https://dev.twitter.com/oauth/overview/application-owner-access-tokens