Making Arduino speak?


What would be good solution in making arduino speak? I am thinking something like the - 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.


This would be a good place to start:

There is a software only arduino speech synthesiser here :

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).


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 I’m planning to buy one soon. It’s pretty sophisticated for the price.