Real-Time Mouth Control
The PicoTalk listens carefully to the audio and moves the servo in sync to make the character look like it’s doing the talking. No programming or specially encoded audio track required.
LED Eye Control
The new PicoTalk has two dimmable outputs for LEDs. The brightness and behavior of the LEDs is adjustable. The LEDs can be set to throb to the character's voice, fade out after an adjustable amount of inactivity, or stay on all the time.
The PicoTalk also contains the resistors for the LEDs, so there's no need to fiddle with soldering them externally.
If either servo hasn't moved for one second the PicoTalk will stop sending the position signal. This extends servo lifetime by allowing the servo to relax during times of inactivity. This option can be disabled if your setup requires the servos to be active at all times.
Intelligent Random Movement
The second and third servo outputs can be used to control the eyes and head turn of the character. The PicoTalk will occasionally move these servos when the character isn’t talking to give it some life. When the character starts talking, it will increase the activity. The amount of movement is completely adjustable.
The PicoTalk can be easily configured to suit your application. Simply turn the adjustment pot and tap the set button to adjust the following paramters:
- Mouth servo open and closed limits
- Mouth servo speed
- Eye servo left and right limits
- Head turn servo left and right limits
- Head turn maximum speed
- Audio sensitivity
- LED Brightness and behavior
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