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9 voices for the TI-84 Plus Orion talking calculator
« on: November 29, 2013, 02:01:41 pm »
Chase Crispin has released a new video clip of his voice-enabled graphing calculator, the TI-84 Plus equipped with the Orion voice module. This time, he provides information about the 11 special keys onto the module.
Among the video clip's contents is the audio configuration menu, accessible through the 'pref' key.

Suprise! In fact the module contains voice data for multiple persons and we could just listen to 3 different voices at 3'25.

A retranscription of the menu follows:
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Graph options
Navigation tone duration
200 milliseconds
400 milliseconds (default)
600 milliseconds
800 milliseconds
1 second
Equation playback duration
2 seconds
3 seconds
4 seconds (default)
5 seconds
6 seconds
8 seconds
10 seconds
12 seconds
14 seconds
16 seconds
Negative value noise
Level 1
Level 2 (default)
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Negative value vibration
Enabled (default)
Coordinate annoucement
Only X
Only Y
Only numbers
X before Y (default)
Y before X
Reset graph settings
Speech options
Paul's voice (default)
Harry's voice
Frank's voice
Dennis' voice
Betty's voice
Ursula's voice
Wendy's voice
Rita's voice
Kate's voice
3 (default)
Menu item number announcement
off (default)
Reset speech settings

Orion help
Battery status
Firmware version
Serial number
Quiet mode
Enabled (default)
Reset all

Paul was the default speaker until now in our previous experiments, but there are others, with a gender parity for choosing one's companion, as the module provides:
  • 4 male voices: Paul, Harry, Frank and Dennis
  • 5 female voices: Betty, Ursula, Wendy, Rita and Kate
Cats are said to have 9 lives, and the TI-84 Plus Orion voice module has 9 voices ;)

Let's now discover all these voices one after another! ;)

Given that the module already supports multiple voice tones, it should be even easier to add other languages in a future update!
But that requires consumer demand for such a feature... ;)

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Re: 9 voices for the TI-84 Plus Orion talking calculator
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2013, 03:39:41 pm »
For some reasons, I got the bad habit of writing posts then forgetting to click "Post" afterward, because my post the other day isn't here. >.<

This is pretty cool. It would definitively be nice if they made the module compatible with the Fran├žais or other language apps in the future.
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Re: 9 voices for the TI-84 Plus Orion talking calculator
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2013, 08:46:08 pm »
I wonder if you can hack the ROM to put your own voices in. That and if TI emulators could add support for it. That would be cool.

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Re: 9 voices for the TI-84 Plus Orion talking calculator
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2013, 04:46:39 am »
Nice, different voices. Could you, over assembly, select the voice and then have like reading dialouges in an RPG?

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