(Old) Raspberry Pi: Make a Speaking WEATHER + NEWS + BITCOIN Alarm Clock



Get LIVE content & information and then have it read out to you. I use it as an alarm clock, but it seems more and more are using it on demand.

It’s been a long time goal to build an alarm clock that would a) wake me up to the news, b) from news sources that are relevant and selected by me.

Get the Raspberry Pi 2B: http://amzn.to/1zJlP9L

**Remember: Help each other in the comments section. And please repost your code.

Watch part 1 here: http://youtu.be/N_auRZPX1CI
Watch part 2 here: http://youtu.be/GbD6LBqgIGg
Watch part 3 here: http://youtu.be/58HUqE70P-Q

Get this stuff in the UK: http://bit.ly/1zQVh8w

Get the code:
subprocess_15.py: http://lpaste.net/108329
better_spoken_time2.py: http://lpaste.net/108330
get_url_btc2.py: http://lpaste.net/108331
get_url_weather7.py: http://lpaste.net/108332
get_url_news6.py: http://lpaste.net/108333
PLUS – create an empty file called __init__.py

sudo apt-get install python-feedparser mpg123 festival

$ crontab -e
33 7 * * 1-5 sudo python /home/pi/subprocess_10.py

To see my other Raspberry Pi projects:
Garage door remote: http://youtu.be/p2abZ90-eU0
Outdoor Automated Lights: http://youtu.be/xc1daIb1LVc
File Server (NAS): http://youtu.be/fGYCrYT114o
Weather Station: http://youtu.be/dRT39e3PQrk
How to Bitcoin Miner: http://youtu.be/U2_tFci61PE
Voice activated lights: http://youtu.be/puUnaLswaig

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Changelog V4.0
Now includes:
BBC Newsfeed
Updates to the way google voice lines are broken up.

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  1. I have long been considering acquiring a raspberry pi and with the new b + and growing community I no longer feel I have a reason to delay.
    I will order one and pay close attention to videos like this.
    Thanks for your help.

  2. I'm going to order a raspberry pi after seeing this!

    I'm thinking of making being able to set alarms from my phone (using ssh?)
    I don't have any prior experience with phyton before but I'll certainly share my work once it's done.

  3. Awesome project. Even though you have to work around the 100 character limit, the Google TTS sounds much more natural than Festival.

    Is there a way to speed up the rate of speech? I think it'll sound even better to increase it to 1.25x.