Sound Tracking Concept

Intro: Sound Tracking Concept

It is good to build a sound tracking system, that makes the motor moves to the direction of the sound. There are posts here called sound localization using arduino.http://hacknmod.com/hack/diy-sound-localization-sensor-with-arduino/
however, there is probably a simpler way to do it. It is simply using a circuit that compares 3 audio level and rotates the motor to the strongest source.
Here you do not need microcontroller, or programming.
I know that PIC programming does not appeal to some DIY makers..
HOW IT WORKS:
3 MICs collect sound, amplified by simple op-amp for each mic.
3 signals fed into a comparator circuit, which ensures motor moves towards the direction where mic received strongest signal.
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PARTS LIST:
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I did not design the circuit yet, although it should be fairly easy to do that even on a simulation like workbench.
suggested components can be
3 X condencer mic
2 X LM324 Quad-opAmp (3 are used as op amps and 3 used as comparators)
any H-bridge motor control circuit.
small DC motor.
---final note
Circuit can be replicated for vertical movement to have 2-axis audio tracker.
Hope you like the concept.

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    ceremona

    3 years ago on Introduction

    I like the concept, but specific instructions would be better. Always easy to leave important details out unless you've actually made it.

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    Me42

    1 year ago

    @goldenshuttle, I've been searching the web for sound localization and found you post, you say no programming, right? I may has read using the PIC, are you saying this uses a PIC to controll your idea?

    DO you mind throwing me a bone , I've never used a pic before can you give me a brief overview or a link to study it further, thank you.

    And if you do use a pic with this idea do you mind giving example programming on it thank you very much.

    Merne