SPO256 Speech Board Code Samples
Basic Stamp //
Basic Stamp 2 //
Basic Stamp Code Sample:
This Basic Stamp code came from
TheOneSpot - Robotics - Text 2 Speech and should still be
modified for the reversed bit order. This was the original inspiration
for this project.
Basic Stamp 2 Code:
This example has just the logic to control
the speech board for a Basic Stamp 2 clone.
The busy wait could be moved after the bits are sent out.
ID4 , my first robot, incorporated this logic
along with a lot of other behavior in a single program.
Dennis Clark has written a much simpler version
for the Basic Stamp2 - thank you Dennis! It uses SHIFTOUT instead
of a loop to get the bits out.
QBasic Code with 8255 Port Card:
I did some preliminary work with a Boondog interface card and QBasic.
My son has also played with this one.
I modified some OOPic code (from this site)
for controlling the SPO256 on this PCB. This code has been tried out on an OOPic
by a board builder.
Note that this code intentionally plays the coded message TWICE.
Hah, hah, hah, hah! Anybody using the Handyboard or similar
should have NO problem figuring out how to make the board
speak from the examples already here!
But if someone comes up with some and wants to post it, I (Jim)
would be glad to make a link to it.
Some comments about coding for voice...
Without multitasking it gets interesting - I got my robot ID4
to drive and speak at the same time.
Other comments to come...
This page made of 100% recycled bits.
Edited (as my 12-year son brags of his web pages) with Notepad.