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Adafruit Sound FX Board for Sonic Electronics

Started by Berenvonbaggins, Jan 25, 2023, 01:56 pm

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Jan 25, 2023, 01:56 pm Last Edit: Jan 25, 2023, 02:38 pm by Berenvonbaggins Reason: Misspelled
I've found this amazing little board that Adafruit makes which I think would make a neat and simple little device to use for sonic screwdrivers, and almost any other noisy gadget!

You just plug this board into your PC via a micro USB, then just drag and drop .wav or .ogg files onto the board like a flash drive. You rename the sounds to correspond with a pin number. Then all you have to do is wire in a button and a power source to that pin. If that pin gets power, it will play the sound assigned to it. It's that easy, no code, no hassle. All you need to know is how to solder and circuitry basics. You can even name the files to loop until the button is no longer pressed, making it potentially very ideal for sonic screwdrivers. Plus, the board is tiny, like the size of 2 US quarters side-by-side (sorry British folks  :-\ )

Here's a link to the product. It also comes in different drive sizes and different output types so you can use a beefier speaker if you want, though I doubt that is necessary for our sort of purposes.

I'm probably gonna give this a go sometime to see how easy it is, but it seems pretty plug n' play if you ask me!
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