AI on the Jetson Nano LESSON 60: Make Your Nano Talk With Text to Speech

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2m Sep 18, 2020

In this video lesson we learn how to generate speech for the Jetson Nano. We show two different ways to do text to speech, one is the espeak library, and the other is gTTS. There are pros and cons to each technique, which we will discuss.

If you want to build the wireless IP camera I showed at the start of the video, you will need the following gear:

Raspberry Pi Zero kit with case and cables:

USB Power Bank, if you dont have one, or just want one like mine:

I also like this really big solar powered USB battery:

You probably already have a piCam, but if you need an extra one, pick it up here:

That is the better camera, if you are willing to live with lower image quality, this is a nice camera that is a lot cheaper:

OK, now this is the gear I am using for my Jetson Nano project shown in today's video. Lots of folks have expressed interest in this project, so I will do a big tutorial series on it. It is good if we use identical hardware for the project, so links below will take you to the gear I am using. Make sure to get the V2 picam, which is what I linked to. The earlier picams will not work. Also, you can use USB keyboard and mouse if you do not want to spend for the wireless ones below.

Jetson Nano

You need a GOOD power supply:

You need a GOOD SD card:

I love this cool Acrylic case with fan:

Wireless Keyboard and Mouse that works with Jetson Nano:

I like to run with minimum wires, so I am running this wifi card, which works very well. If your budget is tight just use an Ethernet cable, as all my lessons will work with just an ethernet cable.

Finally, you can use either a Logitech C920 WEB cam or the Pi Cam. I am using both, but you need at least one camera working with the nano:

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