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  • More 3D Printed Gadgets for Woodworking

    These are really fantastic ideas! Thanks so much for sharing. I especially like the corner clamp pads. I'll be printing some of those out, for sure.- ndb

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  • newdigitalboy commented on JulioC150's instructable How to Solder Copper Pipe in a Wall4 months ago
    How to Solder Copper Pipe in a Wall

    Great video. Very well done and very informative. Thanks!

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  • Make a Personalized Childrens' Audio Book

    Hi donnaredshoes:For your project do you want to press a button and then simply play a song when that button is pressed? If so, there may be an easier way to do it. The great thing about Foxonix, which was used for this project, is that it's completely programmable. You can really tailor it to your project to control different inputs, lights, and motors, as well as play speech, music, and sound effects. If you want to just press a button and play a song, you can take a look at this option, this though this board is more expensive than the Foxonix project board:https://www.adafruit.com/product/2210If you are making several of your project, then you probably should use Foxonix because it may be less expensive in the long run. If you're only going to make one then you might want to use the...

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    Hi donnaredshoes:For your project do you want to press a button and then simply play a song when that button is pressed? If so, there may be an easier way to do it. The great thing about Foxonix, which was used for this project, is that it's completely programmable. You can really tailor it to your project to control different inputs, lights, and motors, as well as play speech, music, and sound effects. If you want to just press a button and play a song, you can take a look at this option, this though this board is more expensive than the Foxonix project board:https://www.adafruit.com/product/2210If you are making several of your project, then you probably should use Foxonix because it may be less expensive in the long run. If you're only going to make one then you might want to use the Adafruit option.- ndb

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  • Make a Personalized Childrens' Audio Book

    Hi Sharifah:Thanks for your comment. Here is a link to a video that I did which is an introduction to Foxonix and the related hardware. It doesn't go in depth too much, but you will probably find it helpful.https://www.facebook.com/foxonixdev/videos/7776688...In addition to the hardware, there is some programming involved, but the program for the Talking Book project is included in the Instructable. So that's pretty much done for you. You would just need to record the audio for the book title that you want to do.Really, the best way to learn is to get the hardware and start playing with it to see how it works and what it can do. You can learn more about Foxonix at www.foxonix.com and you can buy the hardware at www.metreideas.com I hope this helps! Please feel free to follow up with ot...

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    Hi Sharifah:Thanks for your comment. Here is a link to a video that I did which is an introduction to Foxonix and the related hardware. It doesn't go in depth too much, but you will probably find it helpful.https://www.facebook.com/foxonixdev/videos/7776688...In addition to the hardware, there is some programming involved, but the program for the Talking Book project is included in the Instructable. So that's pretty much done for you. You would just need to record the audio for the book title that you want to do.Really, the best way to learn is to get the hardware and start playing with it to see how it works and what it can do. You can learn more about Foxonix at www.foxonix.com and you can buy the hardware at www.metreideas.com I hope this helps! Please feel free to follow up with other questions.- ndb

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  • Ultimate Lightsaber Lights and Sounds

    Hello Harold:Yes, you can include more LEDs if you like. In my example I am using three LEDs that are all connected in parallel, and those are controlled using a single transistor. If you add more LEDs, you will need to make sure the transistor can handle the required current. But the effect should be the same, with all the LEDs fading in and out together like in my example.Thanks for the question,- ndb

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  • Ultimate Lightsaber Lights and Sounds

    Hey prince link:Thanks for your message.The sound chip can't interface directly to an accelerometer, but you could do it by using another board in between. For example, you could hook up an accelerometer to an Ardunio (or other microcontroller), and then use that board to trigger the Foxonix sound board.I agree that triggering the swing and clash sounds automatically would be awesome and make it even more realistic.- ndb

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  • Make a Custom Game Timer With Your Own Sounds

    Hi HenriqueM50:It is possible to do audio playback with a basic Arduino, but the Arduino can't do it on its own. You need to have an MP3 shield or a WAV shield that plugs into the Arduino. Your audio would be loaded onto an SD card that plugs into the shield. Because of this, it's not practical to use an Arduino for physically small projects like this or if you're making multiples of something. It's also a lot more expensive to do it this way.With Foxonix, the audio playback hardware is built right into the chip, and the memory that stores the program and audio is on the PCB along with the chip. These project boards are only about $15, so pretty cheap.Thanks for the question,ndb

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  • Make a Personalized Childrens' Audio Book

    Hello VanessaL79:Thank you for the nice feedback. If you decide to make this project and have any questions, be sure to post them here.- ndb

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  • Make a Personalized Childrens' Audio Book

    Hi Monleudy:You can create a project using any speech or sound effects that you like. If you want to include speech (like reading the book), then you can record yourself using a microphone or webcam. If you want to include sound effects (like in the Golden Sound Story Books), then you can search the Internet for the sounds that you want. You could hook up several buttons to the circuit board and then those buttons can trigger your speech and sound effects. The programs included here on Instructables are a good place to start, but you can also learn more at www.foxonix.com.Thanks for checking out this project. If you have more questions let me know.- Will

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    Hi Wojtuma:Thanks for your question. Arduino on its own isn't very good at playing audio or sound effects, which is why I use Foxonix for my toy and game Instructables. Audio and sound effects *can* be done with an Arduino, but it generally requires additional hardware, like a MP3 or WAV shield, or an additional sound board.Foxonix on its own is a microcontroller with audio storage and playback capabilities, so it's perfect for these kinds of projects.I do have an example project where I use Arduino and Foxonix together to make a talking thermometer. In that demo, the Arduino reads a temperature sensor and calculates the temperature, and then sends a code to the Foxonix board. The Foxonix board then plays the audio to say to current temperature. There's no Instructable for that, at leas...

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    Hi Wojtuma:Thanks for your question. Arduino on its own isn't very good at playing audio or sound effects, which is why I use Foxonix for my toy and game Instructables. Audio and sound effects *can* be done with an Arduino, but it generally requires additional hardware, like a MP3 or WAV shield, or an additional sound board.Foxonix on its own is a microcontroller with audio storage and playback capabilities, so it's perfect for these kinds of projects.I do have an example project where I use Arduino and Foxonix together to make a talking thermometer. In that demo, the Arduino reads a temperature sensor and calculates the temperature, and then sends a code to the Foxonix board. The Foxonix board then plays the audio to say to current temperature. There's no Instructable for that, at least not yet.Thanks again!- ndb

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