In this Instructable you're going to record your own voice and make a personalized childrens' book! It's a really fun project and makes a special keepsake or gift.
In this example I'm using the timeless classic Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak (HarperCollins Publishers), but of course you can use any book you like.
To make a personalized audio book, you'll need a way to record your voice and edit the sound files. This can be done simply with your webcam and a free audio editor. You'll also need the electronics for storing and playing back your recorded audio. To do this I'm using Foxonix, which is an awesome, easy-to-program platform for playing audio and controlling the program.
1.) Foxonix Fox Development Board
2.) Foxonix Project Board (optional)
3.) Small speaker
4.) Two pushbuttons
5.) Battery holder for two or three batteries (AA or AAA)
7.) Microphone, Webcam, or Smartphone for recording your voice
8.) Audio editor like Adobe Audition, Wavepad (free), or Audacity (free)
9.) Soldering iron and solder
10.) A small plastic or cardboard box for housing the electronics
11.) Your favorite children's book
12.) Your best reading voice