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Over Thanksgiving break, we were sitting around when we saw a poster that said "Our coffee table has more RAM than your coffee table." We were inspired to build our very own cocoa table with a computer and a speaker system inside it.
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[[Image:cocoa-table.jpg|right|thumb|Our beloved Cocoa Table]]
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A permanent resident of the [[Cocoa Lounge]], Cocoa table was constructed during the official [[Institvte]] Thanksgiving holiday in 2004.  Armed with a beefy 233 Mhz Pentium II, the table is network-enabled and has a fantastic set of speakers built in.  In its hourly announcements, Cocoa Table informs [[Slugs]] to stop [[Tooling]], to heat up the [[Cocoa#Cocoa_Pot | Cocoa Pot]], or to go to bed.
  
Cocoa Table runs [http://www.debian.org/ Debian] Linux.  It can talk via the [http://www.cstr.ed.ac.uk/projects/festival/ Festival] speech synthesis program.  Its speech can be controlled by the "say" script both locally and remotely via ssh.  Cocoa Table also plays music that can be controlled remotely throught [http://glirnath.sourcefourge.net Glirnath].
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==History==
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Over Thanksgiving break in 2004, a few Slugs that hadn't gone home were sitting around when they noticed a [[Rush]] poster that said "Our coffee table has more RAM than your coffee table." Since it was break (though it probably wouldn't have mattered it it wasn't), these students were inspired to back up this claim.
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In Spring 2005, [[David Harvison]] upgraded Cocoa Table's computer to a blazing 866 MHz Pentium 3.
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==Functionality==
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Cocoa Table runs [http://www.debian.org/ Debian] Linux.  It can "talk" via the [http://www.cstr.ed.ac.uk/projects/festival/ Festival] speech synthesis program.  Its speech can be controlled by the "say" script both locally and remotely via ssh.  Cocoa Table also runs [http://glirnath.sourceforge.net/ Glirnath], which allows custom playlists to be created and played through a web browser from any IP address in the east parallel of [[East Campus]].
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==See Also==
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* [[Cocoa]]
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* [[Cocoa Lounge]]
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==External Links==
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* [http://cocoa-table.mit.edu Cocoa Table's Web Interface] ([[East Campus]] residents only)
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[[Category: Projects]]

Latest revision as of 22:32, 25 August 2015

Our beloved Cocoa Table

A permanent resident of the Cocoa Lounge, Cocoa table was constructed during the official Institvte Thanksgiving holiday in 2004. Armed with a beefy 233 Mhz Pentium II, the table is network-enabled and has a fantastic set of speakers built in. In its hourly announcements, Cocoa Table informs Slugs to stop Tooling, to heat up the Cocoa Pot, or to go to bed.

History

Over Thanksgiving break in 2004, a few Slugs that hadn't gone home were sitting around when they noticed a Rush poster that said "Our coffee table has more RAM than your coffee table." Since it was break (though it probably wouldn't have mattered it it wasn't), these students were inspired to back up this claim.

In Spring 2005, David Harvison upgraded Cocoa Table's computer to a blazing 866 MHz Pentium 3.

Functionality

Cocoa Table runs Debian Linux. It can "talk" via the Festival speech synthesis program. Its speech can be controlled by the "say" script both locally and remotely via ssh. Cocoa Table also runs Glirnath, which allows custom playlists to be created and played through a web browser from any IP address in the east parallel of East Campus.

See Also

External Links