Otto Mouth Animation and Sound

This is a follow up to Bill SCHONFELDER 's animated mouth on an OLED. I have taken things a bit further....

During the meeting at the weekend we discussed giving Otto character. One very important point made was that when I had given Otto speech, it was a white English male (for the record it was actually a badly synthesised Stephen Hawking voice). This is a classic case of 'unconscious bias' and I am guilty of not having explored other avenues or options. I should have done so. Of course Otto should have character and in all likelihood a character that reflects its owner (who will almost certainly not be a middle-aged old fart). He/she/it can be anything the owner wants Otto to be. Male, female, non-gender specific, old, young, Martian, English, Spanish, German, Chinese, ........... Anything really, it just needs some imagination. And a lot of care and patience.

So this is a female Otto. She 'speaks' English, French, Spanish and German. I tried Chinese, but I really did not know what I was doing with the mouth.

The sound is really good in my opinion. It is from a DFMini, a mega-cheap PAM and the piezo buzzer! Yep. Apparently you cannot do this....

The extension has been cobbled together very badly by me and needs a lot of help. But it is functional and did what I needed.