Martin Mander
Published © GPL3+

Dr. Tape Head - Undead Media

Dr. Tape Head is the perfect lab companion - he uses Amazon's Polly service to read out text from a Google Sheets spreadsheet. Also LASERS!

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Dr. Tape Head - Undead Media

Things used in this project

Hardware components

Raspberry Pi 2 Model B
Raspberry Pi 2 Model B
×1
pHAT BEAT
Pimoroni pHAT BEAT
×1
Pico HAT Hacker
Pimoroni Pico HAT Hacker
×1
Sparqee Relay Board
×1
Ping Pong Balls
×2
Fencing Mask
×1
Cassette Tapes
×1
Laser Diode, 2 Pins
Laser Diode, 2 Pins
×2
High Brightness LED, White
High Brightness LED, White
×2
Jumper wires (generic)
Jumper wires (generic)
×1
E-cigarette
×1

Software apps and online services

Raspbian
Raspberry Pi Raspbian
Maker service
IFTTT Maker service
Twitter service
IFTTT Twitter service
AWS Polly
Amazon Web Services AWS Polly
Google Sheets
Google Sheets

Hand tools and fabrication machines

Soldering iron (generic)
Soldering iron (generic)

Story

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Code

Python code for Dr. Tape Head

Python script to read text from a Google Sheets spreadsheet and read it out with Amazon Polly. See ReadMe for prerequisites!

Credits

Martin Mander

Martin Mander

19 projects • 26 followers
I love the design and ambition of vintage technology, and the usability and potential of new - my passion is bringing the two together.

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