Frau Hmpf
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Merely a Recitation of Poetry

Does the BBC micro:bit share my affinity for German poetry? Is it able to randomly change a line of verse? I believe so.

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Merely a Recitation of Poetry

Things used in this project

Hardware components

BBC micro:bit board
BBC micro:bit board
Alligator Clips
Alligator Clips
VISATON Speaker/ dome tweeter 8 Ω
USB-A to Micro-USB Cable
USB-A to Micro-USB Cable

Software apps and online services

code with Mu
BBC micro:bit MicroPython documentation


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set up after flashing the Python code via USB

connection: micro:bit to the positive and negative inputs of your speaker, it's not working with a piezo buzzer, when connected to headphones attach crocodile clips to pin 0 and GND


from microbit import *
from microbit import speech
from microbit import random

location = random.choice(["einem Kiesel", "einer Wiese", "dem Zwiesel"])
action = random.choice(["sass", "stand", "lag", "schlief"])
subj = (["Wiesel"])
prop = random.choice(["Bachgeriesel", "Schneegriesel",
                     "einer Pfuetze Diesel"])
clue = random.choice(["das Mondkalb", "der Nachtalb"])
attitude = random.choice(["um des Reimes Willen", "um einfach mal zu chillen"])

poem = [
    "Das aesthetische Wiesel frei nach Christian Morgenstern",
    "Ein {}".format(subj),
    "{} auf".format(action),
    "inmitten {}".format(prop),
    "Wisst ihr, weshalb?",
    "{} verriet es mir im Stillen:".format(clue),
    "Das raffinierte Tier tats {}".format(attitude)]
for line in poem:
    speech.say(line, speed=120, pitch=100, throat=100, mouth=200)


Frau Hmpf

Frau Hmpf

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