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Voice controlled LED sign

120 LEDs and NerdKit, check. Python and appropriate Google Voice module, check. Blend on high for 2 minutes, bake for an hour at 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Your soufflé is done, whoops, we mean your voice controlled LED sign is done. Leave a voicemail on Davis’ Google Voice account that starts with “message” and it will be displayed for all to read within a matter of minutes. We think: make it bigger and add a security code before you can leave a message, and you’ve got the perfect recipe for some over sized message fun.

[via Make]

Comments

  1. chicosoft says:

    Very cool hack

  2. Skitchin says:

    Nice, though I thought the fact you had to say message was a bit redundant.

  3. Brian Lee says:

    Good job! It incorporates several uses of readily available technology to get the job done. I wonder if there’s a way you can PUSH Google voice messages rather than fetch every minute or so.

  4. sean says:

    excellent hack. This is great and really opens up the opportunities of TTS applications.

  5. chiefcrash says:

    @Skitchin: I’m sure you could program that out if you wanted, or change the trigger word. It’s python for cryin out loud. But if you only have one google voice account, it might help to have a trigger word so not *every* voicemail gets piped to the screen…

  6. Amos says:

    The first thing I thought of: The police officer’s hat from Back to the Future 2 :)

    http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/bttf/images/d/db/Bf2cops.jpg

    (Only picture I could find :/ Cool hover-car, though ;)

  7. Amos says:

    Oops! Found a better picture… http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/bttf/images/5/51/Reesefoleypromo.jpg (Sorry for the double-post! And for not mentioning Arduinos :P )

  8. Eraser says:

    Cool.

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