Hey friendos! Ottawa Processing Day 2019 is over, which means my talk is done, which means I can experience joy again instead of just anxiety about giving my talk.
Please find attached this image of the Tilde Town Time Service that ran back in November 2017.
It's really more of an artists rendition - as it was created post-facto - but I actually built a working speaker amplifier on breadboard for authenticity reasons.
@insom :) is there a recording of your talk? would love to see it!
@curio Sadly, it wasn't. This was a community event with ~45 people there. The slides are up here but they're missing a bit of context (I didn't just read out the text in the speaker's notes) -- https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1OcBjufByZGeviwcgRcnutwDMeYlIRacyvTVKzYRQF4w/edit?usp=sharing
@insom this is great!!
@insom what is that thing in the picture?
@19hundreds It's the old tilde town speaking clock -- more specifically two laptops, one is broadcasting an MP3 stream, the other is outputting some text-to-speech. The microphone on the left is pointed at the speaker on the right (with a speaker amplifier circuit built up on the right, plugged into the audio out of the right-hand laptop).