DIY Buddha Machine / loop player / audio file player Answered
I've been thinking a lot about FM3's Buddha Machine www.fm3buddhamachine.com/. Here's the short description from Wikipedia: The Buddha Machine is a small musical loop player. ... It continuously plays one of 9 ambient sound loops that range in length from 5 to 40 seconds.
This seems like a relatively simple device, so wanted to see if anyone in the community had ideas about how to DIY one of these. I really only want it to play a single loop, but I'd like it to be a long loop. Project comprises an enclosure, battery power, speaker, and a way to hold and play the audio file. Thought of modding a digital recorder like you would use to take notes, but this seems really expensive. It's very important that this be as low cost as possible.
I'm very good at building things, but conceptually I don't really know what's out there as far as programmable components to hold and play the audio file. Does anyone have any ideas?