SP0256A-AL2 based Speech Synthesiser designed for RC2014Designed by Mr Gelée's tech in United Kingdom
What is it? A kit to make a speech synthesiser for the RC2014. Why did you make it? I found a SP0256A-AL2 “Narrator Speech Processor” integrated circuit (designed by General Instrument) in my loft. …Read More…
A kit to make a speech synthesiser for the RC2014.
I found a SP0256A-AL2 “Narrator Speech Processor” integrated circuit (designed by General Instrument) in my loft. I think I ripped this out of a DKtronics speech processor for the ZX Spectrum in the late 1980's. I thought it would be great to get this working, and a module for RC2014 was an obvious choice. I've found a source of genuine "new-old" SP0256A-AL2 ICs, therefore I'm able to offer kits for sale.
It's a genuine 1980's speech synthesiser, with all that that implies with respect to character and voice quality. It is operated by sending it a list of allophones (spoken sounds) that can be used to build words. This is all possible using the standard RC2014 BASIC (my instructions get you started with a "hello world")
A PCB and all components required are included, including sockets for all ICs. A small speaker is included to mount on the PCB, but there's also a connection for an external speaker. A PDF with full instructions is available at the link below.
All components are new, with the exception of the SP0256A-AL2, which I test before selling.
There's an option to purchase the kit MINUS the SP0256A-AL2, in case the purchaser has one of their own or can source one. But please beware, many of the cheap ones on eBay appear to be fakes, which may or may not work.
MG005 has been designed for RC2014 with reference to the RC2014 Module Template. All pinouts used and the physical outline are in compliance with the RC2014 Module Template.
RC2014 is a trademark of RFC2795 Ltd.
MG005 has been designed for hobbyist use only and is not to be used for safety or business critical applications. The kit assumes basic through-hole soldering skills.
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