Making Arduino speak?

Hi,

What would be good solution in making arduino speak? I am thinking something like the talkingtimer.com - how to create similar prototype. I found the website on Arduino speech synthesis already, but I don't think that is the way to go for me. Rather, I have some quotes recorded by a woman and I would like to be able programmatically decided which of those samples will be played? I don't know how to use a flash memory from Arduino.

I need some parts to do this, but I have no idea what to order.

Thanks for any ideas.

Jukka

This would be a good place to start:

There is a software only arduino speech synthesiser here : http://code.google.com/p/tinkerit/wiki/Cantarino

mem, I think I might have looked that before. I think my concern is not to make synthezizer - rather I would like to be able to play selected samples from a given flash memory (which can be soldered to arduino).

Jukka

The Adafruit shield that PaulS linked does that.

You might want to look at the Magnevation SpeakJet Voice and Sound Synthesizer ( RB-Mag-02 ) for $26.24 at Robotshop.com. I’m planning to buy one soon. It’s pretty sophisticated for the price.