NERP - Not Exclusively Raspberry Pi Message Board › NERP tonight! Eric Stein: RPi hardware i/o and ZeroMQ
NERP is not exclusively raspberry pi, the small computer and embedded control interest group at Pumping Station:One in Chicago.
Tonight, Eric Stein, who is Chief Cat Herder and president of Pumping Station:One will take time out of his busy schedule to show us a Raspberry Pi and Python based system that sends messages by passing messages.
Eric's system, which is currently in development, receives input from IRC (internet relay chat) and responds by playing an informational message over one of several louudspeakers located around the PS:1 facility. The Pi does text-to-speech conversion on stored messages and i/o logic and control to select the appropriate audio output channel.
A very interesting aspect of the system is the use of ZeroMQ to pass control messages between the Pi and and a server that does something important that Eric will explain. From wikipedia:
"ØMQ (also spelled ZeroMQ, 0MQ or ZMQ) is a high-performance asynchronous messaging library aimed at use in scalable distributed or concurrent applications. It provides a message queue, but unlike message-oriented middleware, a ØMQ system can run without a dedicated message broker. The library is designed to have a familiar socket-style API."
Find NERP and Pumping Station:One
NERP meets at 7pm 4-8-13 at Pumping Station:One, 3519 N. Elston Ave. in
Chicago. NERP is free and open to the public.
Ed Bennett firstname.lastname@example.org
Tags: announcement, electronics, embedded, meetup, NERP, Open Source, raspberry pi
Park Ridge, IL
Wish I could come tonight. Last time I looked at it, building 0MQ on the Raspberry Pi looked like a lot of trouble, I wonder how it actually went for you.
Also, I have been using espeak for voice alarms on my home automation system, but on Raspbian, it makes a lot of clicking that doesn't happen on Ubuntu X86.