Making the Computer Speak

with PowerShell

Posted by Scott Bollinger / @kfalconspb on January 02, 2015 #GeneralIT

Just Talk to Me

The first movie I saw without adult supervision was the movie War Games.

An adventure with hacking, the threat of nuclear war, space invaders, tab soda, and the thought of having a girl in your bedroom.

However the most exciting part to me was the synthesized voice of the computer. Having your computer speak to you, WOW.

This movie unlocked in me a life time of wonder, a career, and hobby.

Times have changed in technology but the fun of having my computer speak still puts a smile on my face. And a stern look and chuckle from my wife when it starts speaking more mature topics. ;)

From a PowerShell prompt type

(New-Object -com SAPI.SpVoice).speak("Greetings, Professor Falken.")

Have fun.


Scott Bollinger / @kfalconspb