Chapter 10Giving Your Home a Voice

Wouldn’t it be cool to walk into your front door and be greeted by your home, having it inform you of any important events that occurred while you were away? How about asking your home to check your email inbox status, read you the weather forecast, or queue up your favorite music on the stereo? It could also audibly inform you of triggered sensors in real time, such as telling you about water-level alerts or birdseed refillings from our first two projects. (See Figure 44, Event notification.)

This project will bring those fanciful ideas to life. We will create a central hub capable of relaying the communication from all the other projects we built in this book and do so in a natural speaking voice.

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