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Watch your mouth! This ATtiny85 can swear

This project is @$!%^& awesome! 

The first Speak & Spell was introduced back in the late 1970s. Admittedly, upon coming across a speech synthesizer like that, one of the first things any of us would do is try some profanity. 246 more words

Maker Movement

On October 5, 1981.

On October 5, 1981, “Mute” label released “Speak & Spell”, the debut Depeche Mode album. It was recorded in 1981, and produced by Depeche Mode and Daniel Miller  “Speak & Spell” was the only band’s album with Vince Clarke as a member, who left form. 73 more words

Steve Jobs and Parenting Advice

Several months ago, articles began circulating the internet about how Steve Jobs strictly limited his children’s access to technology in the form of iPads, iPhones, and computers in general. 357 more words


#TBT Favorite Toys from The 80's

Happy Throw Back Thursday! For the next month, I’m going to dig into my hazy memory over my last thirty (cough, cough) something years and pull out some pretty awesome Generation X memorabilia for #TBT. 663 more words


Speak & Spell

Any child of the 1980’s will remember Texas Instruments Speak & Spell, the talking toy that made learning advanced word spelling fun. This is a braille edition that came out in the mid-80’s, (mostly) complete-in-box (it’s missing the pack-in cartridge.) 124 more words

Released In The 80's

The veiled menace of consumer technology

If anyone ever comes up to you at a party and says, “There is more computing power in my smartphone than there was in the Apollo space program,”  just reply, “What do you want me to do about it?” 475 more words

The Pet Peeve Petting Zoo

Want What You've Got! (antidisestablishmentarianism)

My brother was very young when he mastered the Speak & Spell.

I don’t mean that he learned how to use it... I mean that he knew how to spell every word the red box could pronounce. 655 more words

Want What You've Got - Lent 2013