For the Dutch TV show ‘Anna’s Brains’ (Monday September 6th, 2021, 20:25, NPO3, VPRO) I participated in an episode in which we try to communicate with pets, especially sparrows (mussen) and dogs (golden retrievers). I designed a tail-2-speech interface consisting of an ESP32 controller (for Bluetooth) with GY-85 IMU – and a dog collar with a JBL-go Bluetooth speaker. A application is used to link tail motion to speech samples. Really funny to see this play out in action! The sources can be found on github, documentation will follow.

The full episode can be seen here:

talking with pets