Hackaday World Create Day Open House at FUBAR Labs

We are opening our doors to the public and inviting you to join our members as we work on projects.

Saturday, April 22, 2017 12:00 pm EDT - Saturday, April 22, 2017 05:00 pm EDT Local time zone:
100 Jersey Ave Suite B103 New Brunswick, NJ 08901
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FUBAR Labs will be hosting a special Open Hack / House inviting the public to come with projects they've always wanted to build or join in with another project in progress.

Members are tentatively planning to play with TMS5220NL chips to build fun projects for the space.

Don't know what we'll come up with but we'll find out.

No experience necessary.

Just a willingness to learn and enjoy good company!


100 Jersey Ave Suite B103

New Brunswick, NJ 08901


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  • TMS 5220 setbacks, Text to Speech and Doodling with Thread

    Jean C05/03/2017 at 13:09 0 comments

    We experimented with the TMS5220. It is an old chip used by Texas Instruments for their speech synthesizer toys and modules. It was difficult to find documentation but we did located a data sheet. A few complications came up. It needed -5V in addition to +5V . The next stumbling block was that we needed a ROM chip we didn't have for the day. But in spite of the set back, we did get our hands on the chip and will forge forward though not necessarily for the talking donation box project.

    All was not lost. We also a had a text to speech module (Emic2) that a participant was able to get working. She was a high school student who dropped in to participate. A very bright young woman who thought it would be a great interface for people suffering from temporary speech loss from perhaps a sore throat. She left inspired to take apart speakers and play with audio.

    Other members dropped by. One member worked on his on-going Arduino project while his young son made monsters with his 3D printing pen. We eventually gravitated to the Space sewing machine where he learned how to handle the machine and experimented with the tension dial. After that, he had fun doodling with thread and seeing what he created when he turned the fabric inside out.

    All and all, we had a great time being inspired and made progress on projects that were neglected and learned new things.

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Eric Rivas wrote 04/07/2017 at 00:53 point

Planning to make our donation box talk with the speech synth chips. 

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