Working on a little project to incorporate a ultrasonic rangefinder and a SpeakJet, plus a few other bits.
Here's a pic of my little SpeakJet test setup with onboard amplifier (LM386). It's a generic board with header pins for 5V power, speaker out, plus the SpeakJet I/O lines. Planning on using this for a few more projects in the future. Didn't make it into a shield as I'll be using my own "mini-Arduino" board that I've cobbled together.
I was hoping to create a nice little library to control the SpeakJet but quickly realised the IDE limitation about libraries using other libraries (boo!), but have created some generic code for controlling the SpeakJet (incl speaking numbers, distances etc) that I'll share once everything is solid.
The speech is very robotic, but I love that retro sound (ahh, the 80's)
My 5yo daughter wanted to know if it could say "I love pears".