I'm just learning the EZ-B and trying to work it into my full Size Lost in Space B9 robot build. I'm real excited about the speech recognition and have started working with it in the EZ Builder through my laptop. I have a couple questions;
It's been suggested to me here in another thread that I should use a Sparkfun MP3 Trigger in my robot along with my EZ-B board. Where do I keep my sound files? I see that the EZ-Builder lets me use files on my laptop hard drive and reference the sound card command. However the sound will come out of my Laptop speaker. Can I still have these files on my Laptop and have a speaker on the robot say them or do they need to be on the MP3 trigger card for that?
I see that the Sparkfun MP3 trigger only has 18 triggers. Does that mean that I can only have 18 sound files that EZ-B's speech recognition can trigger? The MP3 Trigger also says it has "a full-duplex serial control port that provides full transport control, remote triggering for up to 256 tracks". Can the EZ-B's Speech Recognition trigger those tracks also?
One more question: While playing with the speech recognition in the Ez-B Builder I noticed that it responded to my voice nicely but hardly listened to my wife (I wish I could get away with that) :-) . Is this common or do I need to adjust something? It would be nice to have the robot answer questions from more people then just me.
Sorry about the long winded questions,