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I purchased a Christmas card from a Hallmark store that was kind of neat in that it allowed me to record a 10 second message.

I opened the card, pushed a flimsy button, and a voice said, "Record your message at the tone".
So I did and an idea was born.

Sometimes you just need to leave a message at home where someone will find it, but alas, no paper or writing instruments

Oh, and you get a little music at the end of the message.

Step 1: Basic Parts:

One Greeting Card.
Radio Shack Normally Open Push Button Switches come in a pack of 4.

 
Using basic logic, these cards must be created & recorded on an assembly line. Does anyone know how to access the function calls & forage [hack] the (pre-recorded) memory location? Honestly, I covet the 30 sec memory space. Obtaining this information would be an extraordinary boon. : )


Fingers crossed,

CrichtonAsTheseus
Don't know myself, but I think the right tips can be gleaned here:

http://forums.makezine.com/comments.php?DiscussionID=1808
Thanks. I'm more of a creative (idea) type person and I don't have the mechanical or organizational skills to glean the concepts. However, I really appreciate a lead on the info. I'll see if a friend of mine--who has a background in electrical engineering--will take a look at it. Thanks again for the lead. : )
~Aeronous~5 years ago
 fastest comment ever. not.
Dr.Bill (author)  ~Aeronous~5 years ago
Yeah ! You must be watching !
 yup. ha dus?
Dr.Bill (author)  ~Aeronous~5 years ago
There is another ible I just this minute saw. It is just like what I did or so it looks on the panel. Just goes to show there is nothing new under the sun.
the red is even on the left like yours!
Dr.Bill (author)  Zaphod Beeblebrox5 years ago
The buttons were placed like that because it was the shortest route to the switch positions on the circuit board.
The other guy has a more technical application I think being usable by the child it was built for.
Kudos to him. And an excelent job done.