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Interactive Art Gallery Installation Answered

Hi, I have an exhibition at the arts centre that I work at and one element of it incorporates music. Currently we have a CD player on loop, and this is frustrating some of the staff who have to listen to it all day.... so, the scenario I want is for member of general public to walk into gallery, when they get to the appropriate section they push a button which will play the CD, it would play the track then stop. If they (or another person) wanted to start from the top again, they either wait til the end or press the button again. (Or another option could be a motion sensor which, 'plays' the CD.... obviously it can't start from the top each time it detects motion! ) any thoughts ladies and gents?

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lemonie
lemonie

12 years ago

Can you not rig a guest button that hits "play" on the CD player? I assume that you can configure the player such that it doesn't automatically go back to track one and play when it reaches the end of the disc.

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

12 years ago

Use the motion sensor to connect one the circuit wire to your speakers. There are probably all kinds of things to do like have the guest press a key to trigger a sound loop but that would mean a computer setup, rig up one of those voice chips but it might not be long enough, might be the easiest to just have the CD running the way it is and just turn on and turn off the music with an automatic or timed switch once it is hit. Good luck.