For some people, the ability to express themselves is a frustrating, sometimes herculean effort. My goal is to provide a simple way for them to communicate with their caregivers, teachers, families and friends.
The initial project will be to develop a device that is easily manipulated, especially for those with limited physical capabilities. It will provide a cue to the user as to what expression is being selected, and will then generate an appropriate visual and auditory representation of that expression.
I've currently categorized this as Hardware since that is the initial focus, but there will be related hardware and software projects to provide additional support and functionality.
Special thanks to my wife for inspiring this project.
Had trouble driving the MP3 player from the Feather M0, so I swapped in an Arduino Uno, and things went much smoother. And bonus - because the new OLEDs are also I2C SSD1306, just like the Feather OLED, I could reuse all the display code.
Going with a FeatherWing OLED for displaying feedback to the operator. The screen is displaying in white text on a black background what would be selected when the top is depressed, and changes to black text on a white background when actually depressed.