Topic: text to speech on an infocast

i've created an app called xPLChumbyTTS that makes the infocast play an mp3 containing whatever TTS you want spoken.  it uses the xPL networking protocol and a few bits & pieces so it's not straight forward. the main part is the app that runs on a windows pc & uses SAPI to generate the speech and a python script that runs on your infocast parsing xPL messages as it gets them.  there's more details and a download link here

Re: text to speech on an infocast

Very, very cool.

Re: text to speech on an infocast

The TTS works great. 

Also developed by doghouselabs is remote control of the Infocasts and a "touchscreen" which allows for some interaction relating to Home automation.  (so you have now a floating across the screen CID, TTS, screen saver and custom touch panel).   I am currently remote dimming the Infocast via my HA box using some simple doghouselabs created for MS application.  The same application will let you run custom control panel widgets etc.