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Offline Jebnor

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Button press to sound playing options?
« on: December 24, 2013, 05:19:02 am »
A friend of mine is doing an art project which involves 6-12 buttons, each of which should play a different sound.

We know about Arduino with the Wave shield, but were wondering about other options. We are on a tight timeframe, so shipping will need to be quick.

Any avenues of research you could point us to would be great.
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Re: Button press to sound playing options?
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2013, 05:26:17 am »
A bit more buttons than you need http://usa.yamaha.com/products/musical-instruments/keyboards/synthesizers/ but I have it on good authority that each plays a different sound.
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Re: Button press to sound playing options?
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2013, 06:17:09 am »
A bit more buttons than you need http://usa.yamaha.com/products/musical-instruments/keyboards/synthesizers/ but I have it on good authority that each plays a different sound.
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More like different custom sounds.
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Re: Button press to sound playing options?
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2013, 06:36:37 am »
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Offline peter.mitchell

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Re: Button press to sound playing options?
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2013, 07:50:53 pm »
A friend of mine is doing an art project which involves 6-12 buttons, each of which should play a different sound.

We know about Arduino with the Wave shield, but were wondering about other options. We are on a tight timeframe, so shipping will need to be quick.

Any avenues of research you could point us to would be great.
Price range?
Size range?
Is it a school project and thus need to be made by you, not pre-made?
What sounds need to be made, is it like a song, or is it just a beep or a chime or something?
What kind of buttons?
How loud?
How long does it have to last?

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Offline NANDBlog

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Re: Button press to sound playing options?
« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2013, 08:40:14 pm »
STM32F401CDISCOVERY Discovery has a DAC (and jack output) and 256 KB program flash, the board costs like 10 euros.
 

Offline Jon86

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Re: Button press to sound playing options?
« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2013, 08:54:24 pm »
I think you may find this is a little more complicated than you might expect it to be. If I was you, I'd go with the Arduino and Wave shield and just remove them from their boards, put them onto a little pcb/stripboard and you're done.
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Re: Button press to sound playing options?
« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2013, 09:07:31 pm »
555. nuff said  :-DD
 

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Re: Button press to sound playing options?
« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2013, 10:34:38 pm »
Need to slap something together quickly without much thought, gata look on sparkfun.

Audio-Sound Breakout - WTV020SD https://www.sparkfun.com/products/11125

Plays sounds off of an SD card.
Looks like it has a 5 button mode (each triggers a sound) or you can have up to 512 different sounds triggered with some quick code and a micro.
It can even drive 0.5w directly to a speaker such as:
Thin Speaker https://www.sparkfun.com/products/10722
 


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