You can connect a Raspberry Pi to power and Wi-Fi and put it anywhere. Add some speakers and you can make it talk too.
Connect an HDMI cable between your Pi and a monitor and the audio will be reproduced on your monitor's speakers. Alternatively plug some speakers into your Pi's audio jack socket. If you're just testing you can use headphones.
Set the output configuration in
raspi-config panel, choose:
The basic program is quite simple. Type:
sudo apt install -y espeak
eSpeak will download and install onto your Pi. Next type:
sudo espeak "Hello"
Your Pi should say "Hello" to your audio output.
If 'Hello' is a bit dull, try:
sudo espeak "Powerful you have become, the dark side I sense in you."
Updated over 2 years ago