WROCC Meeting - Elesar - 7th Dec

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Dec 4, 2022, 3:08:10 PM12/4/22


Meeting on Wednesday 7th December at 7.45pm

Rob Sprowson of Elesar will start by taking a look at the introduction of
speech synthesis on the BBC Micro, how that worked down at the silicon
level, then move on to how to recreate the experience using PIC
microcontrollers developed on RISC OS.

Breaking free of the limited vocabulary of the past, desktop applications
can now Speak entirely with software implementations -- one example being
TextEase. Plus Rob will take a sneak preview of some upcoming features for
version 6 of the package.

Rob will be visiting us in person at the West Yorkshire Sports & Social

This 'hybrid' meeting is open to all: it will be taking place at the West
Yorkshire Sports & Social Club, but will also be accessible using the Zoom
conferencing service for those who can't or don't wish to attend in person.
Naturally we would prefer as many people to attend in person as possible, as
we have a 'live' guest.

IMPORTANT: For those attending on Zoom, this meeting will use a different
set of meeting details from the usual ones. Zoom invitations will be sent
out ahead of the meeting, but only to those who email info...@wrocc.org.uk
to request one. If you would like to be part of the meeting (and don't
receive an invite in the next 24 hours as a member of WROCC), please RSVP --
at the latest by the end of Tuesday 6th December.

If you haven't used Zoom before, we suggest that before Wednesday you try to
join the Zoom test meeting at https://zoom.us/test on the device that you
intend to use, in order to check that your system works OK. You will not
require a Zoom account to take part.

Past Meetings

Videos of previous meetings can be found in our links to past meetings at

WROCC Membership

Annual membership of WROCC is available for those living near and far at
10ukp, but new members receive a 50% discount (ie. 5ukp) in their first

Members receive:

* A PDF newsletter with all the latest news and articles.

* Entry to meetings, when we're allowed to meet in person again.

* Access to the WROCC Internet Discussion Forum.

For further information, please email info...@wrocc.org.uk or visit the
Club's website at https://www.wrocc.org.uk/
Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club - https://www.wrocc.org.uk

"A friendly face for all things RISC OS in Yorkshire,
the surrounding regions and beyond."

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