Building a Singing Tree with Raspberry Pi -Part 5

Updates

Okay, so after spending the past several hours trying to get this to work, I’m going to have to admit that at this point I may be well and truly stuck.

I’ve managed at this point to get the Rasperry Pi working with the most recent release of Raspbian, connecting to a bluetooth speaker, installed speech and sound packages, and managed to get the raspberry Pi to perform speech to text commands over SSH, which is pretty cool.

I can’t, however get the adafruit capacitive touch hat to work with my Raspberry Pi 3 (which is not listed as being compatible on the Adafruit site). There are a few things that may be causing this:

1) There has been a change to the way that I2C functions in recent releases of Raspbian. There is a workaround, but it does not appear to work. I found a suggestion to try a historical version from November 2016, which I will try before going to bed.

2) I have not soldered the capacitive touch hat to the 2×20 connector that I have (I don’t have the equipment at home yet).

3) As far as I can tell, the GPIO pin layout for the compatible models is the same with the 3, but I may still have to try with the 2 to see if I can get it to work.

If I can’t, I’ll be bringing in the SD card and Capacitive Touch hat to see if we can get it to work some other way.

Here are a few of the articles I used for reference:

https://www.raspberrypi.org/learning/software-guide/quickstart/

https://www.raspberrypi.org/magpi/bluetooth-audio-raspberry-pi-3/

https://learn.adafruit.com/mpr121-capacitive-touch-sensor-on-raspberry-pi-and-beaglebone-black

https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=136622

http://downloads.raspberrypi.org/raspbian/images/raspbian-2016-11-29/

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