Buttercup: Speak your Beatbox

Full Names of each team member

CJ Carr
Reeps One (Harry Yeff)

List challenges your team are applying for

Udoo challenge
Volumio challenge
Accessible virtuosity

Description of your entry

"Buttercup" is an example of a beatboxable word. "Boots and Cats" is
another. In Reeps One's documentary, he visits a school where blind,
autistic, and nonverbal children are taught to develop their speech skills
via beatbox. The children first open up and express themselves nonverbally
through their voice, but then they discover the "Buttercup" trick. "What
if all speaking was done with the fervent passion of beatbox", the teacher
asks? Practicing these phrases are super valuable for beginner beatboxers
and nonverbal children learning to speak. Problem is … there's no search
engine for creating them. Until now!

Buttercup works like this:
1) you input a rhythmic pattern (of kick, snare, hihat, rest)
2) it searches a phonetic dictionary for word suggestions that fit
3) you choose suggestions until the rhythmic pattern is filled

Easy peezy lemon breezy

Images of your project (to upload images use the other tools tab in the top menu of your page)

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A short rundown of what tech and data you've used

Python, Natural Language Toolkit, Javascript, CMU Pronouncing dictionary

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