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Video playback

I've recently noticed that embedded Vimeo-hosted videos don't play in Firefox 47. While they don't even show In SRWare Iron or SlimBrowser,  in Firefox the video window is visible and sets up ready to play, but when moused over it displays a meaningless error ("Curses!", "Aw fiddlesticks!", etc.) claiming "This video can't be played with your current setup". "Leg for a wooden table (incredible strength)" is a recent 'ible example. If I go through the process of searching the page source code for the video ( in the above example), copy and paste the URL, and go to the link directly, the video plays perfectly, so it's not some browser or other setting that's blocking Vimeo. (Even tried with all browser add-ons disabled - no joy.) I'm not competent enough to troubleshoot the issue, but it's frustrating to have to dissect the page to play embedded videos in a separate tab. Any work around would be appreciated. Thanks.

Topic by Philbert D    |  last reply

broken beam switch for audio loop?

I  want to have a set up that play a message or sound every  time a light beam is broken.  how should i do this?

Question by instructarnie    |  last reply

playback sound system.

Hi , im new in this , i want some help. i have an amplifier , how do i attach a microphone with it to make it a play back device? like i speak in mic and the voice will come out loud from amplifier.

Topic by Syed MajidA    |  last reply

Music playback with breadboard.

Hello all. I want to create a simple music playback device. I wanted to be able to program a couple simple songs (MIDI format?) and when it receives an infrared signal, it begins to play through small speaker (small enough to hear about 10 ft. away). I was thinking this could be done through a breadboard. I am familiar with using breadboards but everything else I will need explained well. I appreciate any help I could get. Thanks.

Topic by TimArchy55    |  last reply

Sound recorder/playback IC?

I need a sound playback/recorder IC for a certain musical instrument that I am building. 25 buttons will be attached to an ATmega644 microcontroller, and the microcontroller will tell the sound IC to play a different sound for each button. The problem is that I haven't found a chip that will store so many sounds seperately, so do you know of any???I've seen the Arduino Wave shield, but I am looking for something with not so many parts.EDIT: I have decided to use the wave shield design, so I don't need any more feedback, unless you have a really brilliant idea

Topic by -henry-    |  last reply

Motion activated music playback

I am trying to make a motion activated music playback device for a charity Christmas tree. Playing back an mp3 would be ideal. Playing back a recorded file like an answering machine would work as well. I'm looking to do it relatively cheap if I can. Thanks!

Question by cmerhar3    |  last reply

Home recording and playback studio

So ive played guitar/bass in the past but have recently switched to drums the past year. I would like to put together a recording system that would allow me to not only record guitar/bass onto my computer but also allow me to output those recordings to their respective amps simultaneously for playback. I have a buddy that plays guitar so would like to jam out with a bass line as well or when he's not around I can jam out to both. Any ideas of equipment /software that might be needed ?

Topic by Red12345    |  last reply

8-bit playback help?

Okay, simply what I want to make is a small device using a microcontroller (an arduino or maybe something more basic) and all I need it to do is play an 8-bit track when a button is pressed. unfortunately I have little experience in the area of programming and microcontrollers although I have basic skills like soldering. any help is greatly appreciated , Thankyou!

Question by zeon    |  last reply

Sound record/playback IC? Answered

I know I already asked a similar question, and I have been looking at the ISD chips (mostly the 1110 and 2100), but they don't seem to be available to buy anywhere in the UK. I am looking for a sound record/playback chip that stores medium-quality audio, only about 1-2 seconds (I believe the ISD 1110 holds up to 10 seconds, but can be cut off early). An internal ~1w amplifier would also be handy, but not necessary. The chip needs to be fairly simple to implement, have non-volatile storage, and be available in both DIP and either SOIC or QFP packages, as well as being readily available in the UK. A microcontroller that does so would also be good, I have looked at PICs and PICAXE chips, but it looks like they only do polyphonic tones or very low quality short audio with a lot of effort. I believe the ATTiny 2313 does audio playback as I have seen a lot of kits that utilize this chip.

Question by andy70707    |  last reply

Help With Arduino Robot Arm Record & Playback With SD Card, Bluetooth

Hi, I need some help please with the following code - lots of errors occur when I try to verify it. The author is unavailable for help & the code appears to be in the public domain. Check out the clip, it looks awesome!;=7A1WL60wMe0 //# Arduino-Robotic-Arm---Copt-Cat //This project controls the Cartesian robotic arm using Arduino, Motion sequence can be recorded and played back just like //Industrial robot does /* COPY CAT Servo controlled Robot 5-axis Cartesian robot This software logs the angular movement of joints by reading the servo angles and stores it in the SD card, reproduces the movement by the reading back from the SD card. The circuit: analog sensors on analog ins 0, 1, and 2 SD card attached to SPI bus as follows: ** MOSI - pin 11 ** MISO - pin 12 ** CLK - pin 13 ** CS - pin 4 created 24 Nov 2010 modified 9 Apr 2012 by Tom Igoe This example code is in the public domain. */ include include define TRUE 1 define FALSE 0 // On the Ethernet Shield, CS is pin 4. Note that even if it's not // used as the CS pin, the hardware CS pin (10 on most Arduino boards // 53 on the Mega) must be left as an output or the SD library // functions will not work. const int chipSelect = 4; // constants won't change. They're used here to // set pin numbers: const int buttonPin = 2; // the number of the pushbutton pin const int servo3 = 5, servo4 = 6,servo5 = 5; // PWM for servo 3 // variables will change: int buttonState = 0; // variable for reading the pushbutton status int recievedchar = 0,dataON=0; int SDdata = 0; Servo myservo1; // create servo object to control a servo Servo myservo2; // create servo object to control a servo Servo myservo3; // create servo object to control a servo Servo myservo4; // create servo object to control a servo Servo myservo5; // create servo object to control a servo int servo1angle = 0,servo2angle = 0; unsigned long current_servo_micros, prev_servo_micros; unsigned long currentMillis,previousMillis = 0; int scheduler = 0; int servointerval = 20; int S3_microlocal; char servoON=0; void setup() { // Open serial communications and wait for port to open: Serial.begin(9600); while (!Serial) { ; // wait for serial port to connect. Needed for Leonardo only } pinMode(buttonPin, INPUT_PULLUP); Serial.print("Initializing SD card..."); // make sure that the default chip select pin is set to // output, even if you don't use it: pinMode(10, OUTPUT); // see if the card is present and can be initialized: if (!SD.begin(chipSelect)) { Serial.println("Card failed, or not present"); // don't do anything more: return; } Serial.println("card initialized."); } void loop() { long servo3ticks = 1000, servo4ticks = 1000, servo5ticks = 1000; // interval for servo cyle time / / read the state of the pushbutton value: buttonState = digitalRead(buttonPin); recievedchar =; // make a string for assembling the data to log: String dataString = ""; String arraystring = ""; String SDstring = ""; char firstseperator=0; unsigned long sensorarray[10]; int servoangle[5]; char arrayindex = 0; // open the file. note that only one file can be open at a time, // so you have to close this one before opening another. if(dataON == TRUE) { // read three sensors and append to the string: for (int analogPin = 0; analogPin < 5; analogPin++) { int sensor = analogRead(analogPin); sensorarray[analogPin] = sensor; dataString += String(sensor); if (analogPin < 4) { dataString += ","; } } File dataFile1 ="datalog.txt", FILE_WRITE); // if the file is available, write to it: if (dataFile1) { if(buttonState == HIGH) { // print to the serial port too: // Serial.println(dataString); /////////////////////////// debug code ///////////////////// for (arrayindex= 0; arrayindex < 5; arrayindex++) { int arrayvalue = sensorarray[arrayindex]; //arraystring += String(arrayvalue); } servo1angle = map(sensorarray[0], 102, 433, 0, 170); arraystring += servo1angle; arraystring += ","; servo2angle = map(sensorarray[1], 84, 468, 0, 180); arraystring += servo2angle; arraystring += ","; servo3ticks = map(sensorarray[2], 90, 393, 0, 150); arraystring += servo3ticks; arraystring += ","; servo4ticks = map(sensorarray[3], 107, 445,0, 180); arraystring += servo4ticks; arraystring += ","; servo5ticks = map(sensorarray[4], 151, 406, 10, 140); arraystring += servo5ticks; arraystring += ","; // Serial.println(arraystring); //// WRITE TO SD CARD // dataFile1.println(arraystring); dataFile1.close(); ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// delay(10); } else { dataFile1.close(); // print to the serial port too: Serial.println("No signal for writing"); } } // if the file isn't open, pop up an error: else { Serial.println("error opening datalog.txt"); } } // the reading's most significant digit is at position 15 in the reportString: ////// switch case starts ///////////////////////// switch (recievedchar) { case 'D': { dataON = TRUE; Serial.print("Recording"); Serial.print("\n"); myservo1.detach(); myservo2.detach(); myservo3.detach(); myservo4.detach(); myservo5.detach(); break; } case 'S': { dataON = FALSE; Serial.print("Stopped"); Serial.print("\n"); break; } case 'R': { myservo1.attach(5); // attaches the servo on pin 9 to the servo object myservo2.attach(3); // attaches the servo on pin 9 to the servo object myservo3.attach(8); // attaches the servo on pin 9 to the servo object myservo4.attach(7); // attaches the servo on pin 9 to the servo object myservo5.attach(9); // attaches the servo on pin 9 to the servo object File dataFile1 ="datalog.txt"); Serial.print("Playing Back Motions"); Serial.print("\n"); // if the file is available, write to it: if (dataFile1) { while (dataFile1.available()) { SDdata =; SDstring += (char)SDdata; // if(isDigit(SDdata)) // { // SDstring += (char)SDdata; // } // else // { // // int Sensordata = (inString.toInt()); // SDstring += ("_"); // } if(SDdata == '\n') { digitalWrite(servo4, LOW); String reportString = SDstring; // Serial.print("\n"); // Serial.println(reportString); // Serial.print("\n"); int seperator[5]={0}; int n=0,startfrom=0; for(n=1;n<=5;n++) { seperator[n]= reportString.indexOf(',',startfrom); startfrom = seperator[n]+1; // Serial.print(seperator[n]); // Serial.print("\n"); } seperator[0]=-1; for(int count=0;count<=4;count++) { String sens1data = ""; for(int index = (seperator[count]+1); index < seperator[count+1]; index++) { char mostSignificantDigit =SDstring.charAt(index); sens1data += String(mostSignificantDigit); // Serial.print(index); // Serial.print(","); } servoangle[count+1] = sens1data.toInt(); // Serial.print(servoangle[count+1]); // Serial.print(sens1data); // Serial.print("\n"); } delay(15); SDstring = ""; } // myservo1.write(0); // myservo2.write(100); // myservo3.write(100); // myservo4.write(100); // myservo5.write(10); myservo1.write(servoangle[1]); myservo2.write(servoangle[2]); myservo3.write(servoangle[3]); myservo4.write(servoangle[4]); myservo5.write(servoangle[5]); } dataFile1.close(); myservo1.detach(); myservo2.detach(); myservo3.detach(); myservo4.detach(); myservo5.detach(); } // if the file isn't open, pop up an error: else { Serial.println("error opening datalog.txt"); } break; } case 'E': { if(SD.exists("datalog.txt")) { Serial.print("datalog.txt file found, preparing to delete"); SD.remove("datalog.txt"); Serial.print("\n"); Serial.print("file deleted..."); } break; } } }

Topic by steve444    |  last reply

Arduino pattern repeating LED help?

Hi, Thanks for reading my question. I've been looking for a simple arduino code that repeats a couple of button presses. In my search I came across this code repeats the button presses. But the thing is it only repeats when the button is pressed and the time in-between the presses. The program doesn't record the time the button was pressed. Can anyone help change the code so it records a complete pattern? TheExternalDisk

Question by theexternaldisk    |  last reply

Expanding a USB Drive's Mmory for MP3 Playback

I have a Creative muvo USB MP3 player (128MB) just wondering if I can expand the memory on it by using another USB drive. I did not crack open the case to see what’s inside yet but just wanted to know from you people out there if any of you think this is possible.

Topic by chicagopooldude    |  last reply

Advice required for audio playback from an IC

Hi All, I'm new here so go easy on me :) I need to throw together a circuit to play an MP3 when a switch is closed (Think musical greeting card rather than iPod).  The fundamental issue is a lack of knowledge re: mp3 playback on ICs. Is there a handy light-weight MP3 playback chip kicking around? Presumably I'll need to provide memory, an amp and various other bits. Does anyone know of an SoC that does something this already? I've seen the SOMO-14D ( but it seems to be very low quality and temperamental. Does anyone have any experience with this? If so, any recommendations? > Quality is important-ish - I know it's never going to sound like my Technics sound system but I'd like it good enough that a non-audiophile wouldn't complain. I'm guessing I'll need at least 128Kb/s for semi-decent audio. > Format doesn't have to be MP3 as long as the quality isn't _too_ low and there's an easy way to convert. > Small size (form factor) would be nice but isn't required. > If needs be, I can get PCBs etched _relatively_ inexpensively so that's not a major consideration. > Any suggestions for a good quality, small speaker would also be appreciated. Skills: I've got a degree in Electrical & Electronic engineering (but haven't touched a circuit since Uni) Budget: ~£300 tops (I'm hoping for considerably less) Time: Within a month or so. Many thanks in advance Basic

Topic by Basiclife    |  last reply

Instructions to repair movie camera Canon UC1A that will not playback sound?

Does anyone know how I can fix my Canon UC1A movie camera? It does not playback sound.

Question by HandyHarry    |  last reply

CTK-4000 and computer?

I have a computer with really soft speakers that are up all the way and i want to play all of the sound from my computer out of my ctk-5000 keyboard, how could i do so?

Question by smattman22    |  last reply

media player playback is stuttering, missing out small pieces of music?

I am running Vista on a dell inspiron laptop and have music playing on WMP latest version uptodate music is stuttering and skipping not smooth  choppy, this happens with all sources live cd or stored files. Iv tried everything and need advice if possible.

Question by morgie    |  last reply

WANTED: Winbond Electronics ISD1110 voice record/playback chip

Looking for a Winbond Electronics ISD1110 voice record/playback chip for my project! If you have one and want to sell it to me please pm me or leave a comment! Thank you! -Stanislav

Topic by comodore    |  last reply

Help finding a Clock that would record and playback custom audio on the hour?

My girlfriend is a big My Favorite Highway fan, so for a gift i wanted to give her custom clock that would play a snippit of one of their songs every hour, If anyone has any ideas on how to do this in a short amount of time (like before Christmas :) )

Question by TotalCityKidsTCK    |  last reply

will a 5v 3A kill my 4-Channel CP2102 Voice Record Playback Module ? Answered

I purchase a CP2102 Voice Record chip and i cant find the datasheet  also i purchase a ICSH030A to go with it i dont know if those chips will "take" the amps they need or just burt out Here are the boards :

Question by NivA2    |  last reply

How do I put do mp3 playback in a vintage phone please?

Wondering if this is possible. I would like to make an old landline vintage style phone work so when I pick up the the earpiece, it automaticaly plays an mp3 through the earpiece .until its set down again.The style of phone I have is the one where the talking piece hangs on the side. Can anyone give some advice on how to do this please or point me in the right direction.Cheers

Question by blind oly  

Which Phonograph/Gramophone models created the BEST sound fidelity & quality?

Hi, I am designing & building my own record cutter, and phonograph player. I am trying to track down which Phonograph/Gramophone models were known to have produced the greatest playback sound quality & fidelity? Specifically, which diaphragm design & material, and what kind of reproducer (sound box) design provided for the greatest playback fidelity. Are there any knowledge around which model(s) were known for this? To elaborate a bit, I'm designing and building my own phonograph recorder & player, but using modern materials. No electrics (still driven by a spring motor, and no electronic sound amplification), but I'm happy to use modern materials. As such, I'm going for the greatest playback fidelity possible, and I figured I'd start by looking at the best designed reproducer (sound box). If anyone has a better material and/or reproducer (sound box) design, please share? Thank you so much! Mark

Topic by seegem  

Is there a way to make ac powered computer speakers to dc ?

I'd like to use a pair of ac powered computer speakers and use them as a portable dc powered "boombox" for mp3 playback. Any detailed ideas out there????

Question by hispanickausinpanik    |  last reply

How do I put do mp3 playback in a vintage phone please?

This might be a double post by me. sorryWondering if this is possible. I would like to make an old landline vintage style phone work so when I pick up the the earpiece, it automaticaly plays an mp3 through the earpiece, until its set down again. The style of phone I have is the one where the listening piece hangs on the side and the talking piece is part of the phone, the two handed style. Can anyone give some advice on how to do this please or point me in the right direction. Cheers

Topic by blind oly    |  last reply

I needs a voice modulator with a long playing voice playback to be inserted inside of a plush dove.

I needs a voice modulator with a long playing voice playback to be inserted inside of a plush dove. My friend is trying to make a protype of a plush doves and the voice modulator has to hold a long playing message. Is there some part that is available that she can buy. If, the prototypes take off she will be needing a supplier. Please let me know A.S.A.P. My name is Mary E. Martinez I am doing her parts research for her. My e-mail is:

Question by munchkin3264    |  last reply

Where can I find a small, inexpensive,recordable device (10-20 seconds) that is motion activated?

Visualize say a lifesize Halloween or Christmas character that speaks or makes a sound when activated by the motion of a passerby. I need to record a 10-20 second message of my own that will playback when activated.

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Streaming a video with a 20 minute delay?

I'm working on a project where I'd like to continuously record video from a camera and play it back on a projector, but the playback should have a 20 minute delay from the recording. Any thoughts on which tools to use? I'm considering writing something in OpenGL to take video input and play it back, but I suspect there may be an easier way. Thanks!

Topic by kynite    |  last reply

How to build a sound bench

I'm a sound designer & I'd like to make a solar-powered sound bench. Any ideas on what components I'd need and how to put it together. Basically I'm thinking of solar panels, a transformer, a playback system (mp3 player?), speakers, and a way for people to play the tracks. All installed inside the arms of the bench. Any ideas would be gratefully received!

Question by chrisumney    |  last reply

Home movies of the Instructables Robot

Hello.I wish to share with you home movies of me.You might have seen this movie playing on the Instructables homepage.It is sometimes in the upper right corner.The movies are in the .fla and .swf formats.I apologize as this format may not work in your VHS format playback device.160x600300x250Here is some HTML for you to put these movies on your own internets:160x600300x250

Topic by Instructables Robot    |  last reply

Transfer Shows From DVR to PC?

Hello I want to know if there is a cheap/ easy way to transfer recorded shows from my DirecTV DVR to a PC without having to play back the recording and record it onto a DVD through the DVR's video out or record to a PC via playback (some video cards can do this).  The DVR has one USB port on the front and an eSATA port on the back.  Thanks!

Question by UbuntuNinja    |  last reply

Epson/Acer projector (A/V Contest)

Hi... I just want to say, that i think that occurred a mistake ;x in in the part: Any Instructable project that relates to the categories included in A/V, including but not limited to home theater, speaker building, car audio, audio hacks, audio recording and playback, film, televisions, projectors, video recording and playback is eligible. Enter your A/V project and have a chance at winning an """""Epson HD Projector""""", Samsung HDTV or a sweet set of Koss headphones. says the winner wins a epson project, when the photo already shows an acer one... and in says: Three First Prize winners will receive an """"Acer® H5360 3D-DLP Projector""""" and an Instructables prize pack. so, i just want to help...i dont have much knowledge, i just want to help :D this is the best site ever! after all, i have a question: can i apply for a contest( Instructables Design Competition for being precise), even if I'm from Brazil?  

Topic by ItzRulez    |  last reply

Motion sensor audio device

Hi. I wanted to make a device that would play a piece of audio that I recorded when I trigger some sort of motion sensor. I don't know what parts I would actually need as far as a motion sensor, a record/playback device, or other misc parts. I have a fair understanding of resistors and voltage but I'm pretty much a beginner. If anyone could point me in the right direction, that would be well appreciated.

Topic by ThePanda    |  last reply

microphone wiring?

Ok i was wondering if i took a microphone that was real cheap from walmart and take the male part off the end of it and put a female part so that way i can plug in a dual male sided cord to it and then to my computer, more or less im wondering, can it work like that? and then i was wondering if there is a program that when i plug the mic in that it works like plugging a guitar into an amp, as in it plays the input to the computer outloud without being in playback from a recording

Question by ClemensY290    |  last reply

I would like a solution for MIDI-to-USB-to-CV for analog synths.

It would be great to playback MIDI files as Control Voltages via the USB port. Any suggestions or possibly any already viable solution? I know there is a similar arduino project, as well as several MIDI-to-CV converters, but it would seem to be pretty straightforward to convert MIDI to Control Voltages output through USB. Any thoughts on the subject? Any existing solution? I seem to remember seeing a commercial product for this, but a homebrew version would certainly be welcome.


Auto switching 3.5mm circuit

I currently have my phone connected to my car stereo via 3.5mm audio cable on the aux input for music playback I would also like to connect my UHF radio to the car stereo as the internal speaker is not very loud/clear. I would like it set up so that the music is playing and it auto switches to the UHF when someone is broadcasting. I'm not sure if such a thing is possible (DIY) or if a product existing on the market already. I would appreciate any help on the subject Cheers 

Topic by aparks    |  last reply

listening device for bird watching.

Listening device for bird watching,having the following specification:1.handheld,battery operated.2.frequency operation in audible frequency range.3.minimum of 30bB signal amplication.4.volume control for final outout stage.5.automatic gain control.6.10 second recording of sound,non volatile storade.7.two output sockets for headsets,5mm jack plug sockets.8.5 hour operational capabilities on one set of batteries.9.On/Off switch with LED indication.10.LEd to indicate recording.11.LED to indicate playback.?


need ideas,suffestions and advices on this project: listening device for bird watching

Having the following specification:1.handheld,battery operated.2.frequency operation in audible frequency range.3.minimum of 30bB signal amplication.4.volume control for final outout stage.5.automatic gain control.6.10 second recording of sound,non volatile storade.7.two output sockets for headsets,5mm jack plug sockets.8.5 hour operational capabilities on one set of batteries.9.On/Off switch with LED indication.10.LEd to indicate recording.11.LED to indicate playback

Question by abrinah    |  last reply

Identifiying and sources of connectors

I started investigating the insides of a cheap forward facing camera thinking it might be possible to mount the camera module on some old glasses frames and connect it back to the recorder / playback unit with a cable. I was happy to discover the camera module was concted to the main board by a multi pin socket and a couple of dabs of glue. Unfortunatley I have no idea of how to identify and find a matching plug and socket to make a cable. the main body of the plug is 13mm long 3mm wide and about 3mm deep and has 15 pins on each side these pins are a little under 1mm appart. I hope someone is able to offer some help with how to identify and find another.

Topic by Stan1y    |  last reply

Waterproof solar powered speaker system

Hello- I have been trying to figure out a way to incorporate marine speakers and an amplifier into a standalone system to take on river trips. Ideally, the setup would also be solar powered (or at least have the battery and MP3 player be solar-rechargeable) for long trips. I would appreciate any advice as to how I would go about determining what kind of battery, amp, speakers, and panels would need to be used. Also, any advice on wiring the setup to hook up to an ipod that would allow music playback and ipod charging would be great! Ideally, the whole setup would be under $100. Thanks!

Topic by pepperetters    |  last reply

Controlling web cam video frame rate from external trigger

I want to control a video camera to capture between 10 and 40 fps using an external trigger that may vary in real time while video is being captured.  I'd also like to be able to control the "exposure" time for each frame of video, and possibly vary it in real time, while video is being captured. Does anyone know if it is possible to control a web cam this way?  Does varying the frame rate in a video affect playback of the video (will it play at all?).  Are there any specific web cams that lend themselves to this sort of control better than others? Thanks!

Topic by Mark Rehorst  

Bluetooth speaker running on batterys?

Well today i managed to hook up 2 9v batterys to a bluetooth speaker i had laying unused. Basically now its portable and it works. But as some people probably already guessed, the batterys dont last very long at all. About 30 minutes continuous playback so far and ive had to reduce the volume significantly. Basically, can anyone suggest a better source of power? The speaker accepts 9v 2a DC which is normally supplied by mains. My batterys give 9v 1.5(ish)A DC,  Connected in parallel Link to speaker

Topic by srcruls    |  last reply

Toy Gun speakers, or premade circuit with sounds effects for charging

I am making retro-50's laser gun and want it to make a charging sound when I "turn it on", before I fire it and maybe even have it make a retro sounding laser shooting sound.  However, I have been unable to locate pre recorded speakers and circuits. I have looked at toy guns, becuase the size would be about right. I need it to be smaller and fit inside a smaller cavity. Does anyone here know of a place to buy such an item?  Do they even exist? Or is their a way to record sounds and then have them playback using a simple triger method. Thanks, Bonnonon

Topic by Bonnonon  

HAM radio repeater controller arduino

Is there anyone who can help me with a repeater controller, i need a little program which will switch according to input + 3 sec (or something like that) also i want to decode 4 bit paralel data (binary output from a DTMF decoder) and switch outputs accordingly (if correct code is pressed) (thins like identifier, time&date;, last transmitted message) thees functions i will make on separate boards, i just have to trigger them last transmission board needs an input from the arduino when to start, the playback will be done with one of the DTMF-code outputs any advise / code is wildly appreciated :) ps, im very new to arduino and have plenty to learn  kind regards, milan 

Topic by milanhofman    |  last reply

Standard picture frame that plays a short piece of recorded music

I'm looking to attach some sort of audio playback device to the backside of a standard wall-hanging picture frame. I have the audio as a 30-second MP3 file and ideally someone would be able to walk up to the frame and push a button / flip a switch and the audio would play once through some sort of speaker - quality doesn't have to be great. Pushing the button again would make it play again. I've never built anything like this before and I'm not really sure where to start. My first guess was maybe to take apart a music greeting card, but there's no button to play with that. Anyone have any ideas of what I could do? Thanks.

Question by schwars1    |  last reply

Spontaneous echo effect? Answered

I was thinking of the old teddy bears which let kids talk to them and a chip recorded the sound and talked back. That made me think how creepy it would be to people walking through a Halloween haunt if they suddenly heard their own words repeated behind them. A quick search led me to this site: It seems pretty inexpensive, but you need to hold down a button to record and push another to playback. Any electronic geniuses who could create an ambiance prop that records and plays back ever 10-20 seconds or so? Hopefully one that does not involve elaborate reprogramming. Maybe there is an off the shelf option I am not aware of. That would be welcome too.

Question by justjimAZ    |  last reply

Vimeo inclusion quirks

It seems Vimeo and Instructables are not the best of friends just yet. I hope they are working on these issues so that including our Vimeo hosted videos is a less frustrating experience in the future. Only If you use the new editor you can embed video with the Vimeo URL, or even simply posting the link in the body will place your video. Save right away. But then... anytime you open your Instructable to edit it moving forward, Instructables removes the video and saves the Instructable (Awesome). You'll have to add it back in again and save for it to reappear. Youtube quality is always improving, but the ad-free playback and greater controls makes Vimeo a winner in my book. I hope Instructables figures out how to get it's editor to play nicer with Vimeo videos sooner than later. Mac 10.9.1 , Chrome Version 27.0.1453.93

Topic by davidandora    |  last reply

Xbox Modding v1.6

Well lets start with the Xbox its a v1.6 with k. 5383 and d. 5960 now my rig is a Compaq Pressario with sata going to the hdd and the dvd/cd one ribbon ide I hav been using Ndure and Xboxhdm i have tried hotswapping in error mode, playback and during game i believe its unlocked i dont get any errors when i choose option 1 or 2 on the Xboxhdm menu everything boots ok when i type in xbrowser i get 'cd-rom not found in dev/hda' and so on until hdt i believe then it say 'linux cd not found!' i am rackin my brain on how to solve this problem i have been goin at this for two weeks plz any sugestions or opions are gladly accepted thxs

Question by kowala17    |  last reply

Help Hacking A Music-Playing Clock

Hi everybody. I am interested in hacking/reprogramming this composer clock. As it is now, it plays a different clip of a song by each of the 12 composers on the clock when the clock hits the hour that corresponds to the picture of the composer (for instance, Mozart’s face on the 1 place of the clock, it will play a clip of his music when the hands hit 1 o’clock on the hour). Here is how it works already. • There are the 12 clips of music recorded on a board. They are heavily compressed (small files, I guess) and pretty gritty quality, but are definitely audio clips of recordings and not midi or synthesized versions. • They play back in order, triggered by a mechanical trigger that fires whenever the minute hand passes 12. • There is a button on the back that will allow you to manually advance the tracks (I think does the same thing as the clock hand trigger), you can use this to help make sure the songs line up with the correct composer when you reset the clock (I think…might be wrong about some of these details. • There is a little photo sensor at the top of the 12noon position on the clock facing out (see pic). At first I thought this was the trigger, that when the minute hand passed over it, it would block the light and that would be the trigger for the next song. However, that’s not the case, and what this photosensor actually does is control the volume of the clips' playback. That way, if you have the audio function on, it will only be audible when the lights are on. It will play when the lights are off, but is so quiet you can’t hear it. A very clever system!Here’s what I want: I want to hack this clock as a present to my wife who is a composer, with the faces of other, female/femme composers and performers that she likes. I want it to play clips of songs by those new composers when their particular hour comes around. -So I want the same exact functionality of the system, just change the songs it plays.What I have done so far: • I’ve exposed the board and other components of the playback system (see pics). I had to pry through the plastic casing on the back since there wasn’t away to get to it without destroying the face of the clock, which I already converted to the new composers. • I tried to identify the components and learn about how the system works and took pics (below). • I did a cursory search for the pcb board with the markings “DLT356 REV:S1” for info but haven’t had much luck.What I know: • I’m ok with soldering and construction, I know a bit of C, Arduino, Processing and am really interested in learning more about physical computing.What I need to know: • Can I access the microprocessor with the audio clips on it and figure out some way to swap them out with other clips? I like all the other functions of this system (the minute hand trigger, the photosensor volume control, the override button). • If not and if I need to build a new playback system, and suggestions for chips and programming language/mechanism to get started with? • Any leads would be greatly appreciated!Thank you!J

Question by redshouldrd    |  last reply

What are these programms and do I need them?

Hi, ive just bought a laptop to use for music playback and storage. I dont want it for anything else (not even internet), its a basic XP toshiba and I got it second hand. So i went to start uninstalling any non essential programms to give me as much space for storage as I can and to help it run quicker. However i can see several programms ive never heard of and wondered if anyone wold be kind enough to explain to me what they do and if I need them or I can uninstall them. Thanks REALTEK Gigabit and fast Ethernet NIC driver Blue tooth stack for Windows by toshiba Sonic DLA Texas Instruments Also what is Inervideo WinDVD creator 2, i have some Idea but dont want to unistall if it does something to the computer

Question by Boba Jett    |  last reply

Can't play CDs or DVDs In Laptop

When I insert a CD, DVD, software disc, etc, into the tray, I hear a couple of beeps, a fast whirring sound that then stops. No playback happens even set to auto play. No little disc icon appears on screen. I'm unsure if the drive ever worked, but I assume it did when I installed disc that came with my latest printer. Trouble shooting via Windows help & support led me to find drive in Device Manager for repair/update.***I find no listing for a CD/DVD drive there or in sounds section on control panel***I have Compaq F700 notebook running Windows Vista Home Premium. Programs list show 2 DVD players in addition to Windows Media Player. No luck with any of them. (One shows"No Disc" even after disc is inserted). Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Topic by noblepap  

"This video contains content from SME" message

Hi everyone.  I have an Instructables I recently posted which contains some videos. I've never had trouble with people viewing my videos on previous instructables I've posted, but on my most recent one, E4-B4 Astromech Droid, on of the videos has the following message... This video contains content from SME. It is restricted from playback on certain sites. Watch on YouTube." So first off, what the heck is SME? If it's such an issue, what does it leave a link to view the video on YouTube, which it plays in anyway? How can I get rid of it? And why is it that is one of the sites that has this issue? This particular video does contain some third party content which I do have their permitton to use, so I don't see why I get this rather annoying message.  Thanks guys. 

Topic by steve-gibbs5    |  last reply