Some of you may know my 2xl simulator page: http://www.donationc...ouser/2XL/index.html
It's a flash-based recreation I made of an amazing little toy that i grew up with, which used 8 track tapes to create the illusion of a sentient little robot that told jokes and gave you quizes etc. It was a brilliant little toy.
Just for fun, I was thinking of recreating it on one of those tiny-pc devices like a rasberry pi, arduino, etc.
I'm not much of a hardware person though, and i am hoping to find a hardware person who might put together the hardware and leave me to do the software.
I don't really have a preference for one kit or another, raspberry pi, arduino, whatever. But there are some requirements:
The device needs to have (at least) 4 buttons in a line , a speaker loud enough to hear the words, and a small lcd so that the user can scroll through carts to select. ideally the lcd will be over the buttons so that it can be used to show button labels.
Ideally i'd like to rewrite the code in python or java -- and there has to be an mp3 playing library for the device (this is important).
And i has to be able to support a memory card with a few hundred mb of data files.
Ideally the less power the better, as it would be fun to make this battery operated. But that's not a show stopper.
This is purely a for-fun project, no money to be made or fame to be hard. If anyone is interested let me know?