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This is a retired product. There is an updated version available: DEV-10661
Description: Replacement:DEV-10661. This was an old version of the shield that we sold for a limited time, you can still get the latest version! This page is for reference only.
The VoiceBox Shield can be mounted on top of your Arduino USB Board or Pro, to give it access to all capabilities of the SpeakJet voice and sound synthesizer. The Voice Box Shield uses the SpeakJet chip to convert serial commands into a great robot-sounding voice.
Populated on the VoiceBox Shield are the 18-DIP SpeakJet IC and a two stage audio amplifier with a potentiometer to set the gain. You can connect a speaker directly to the ‘SPK+/-’ pins, and get your Arduino-bot talking with very minimal work!
You can control the SpeakJet through either its serial line, or the eight event input lines which are connected to digital pins 5-12. A 3-way jumper allows you to connect either the software (D2) or hardware (D1) TX pin of the Arduino to the SpeakJet’s serial input.
Note:This has been replaced by a new revision, however, we found these in inventory and they work fine. We’ll be selling them at a discount for a limited time but when they’re gone, they’re gone!
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