Audio?

OK so i just thought of something, but I don't know if it can be done. Ive googled and such, but i was unsuccessful. Is it possible to take an audio frequency and create electricity? Similar to a solar panel, but the instead of taking light, i take sound. Ive seen on instructables those LED candles that play a song. You can hear it with a solar panel and an amplifier. I want to know how to do the reverse. Could I take a sound, and power something with it. it would have to have SOME power to begin with, i would assume. maybe a charged capacitor? maybe i would take a microphone and somehow convert it into power (not data) I don't know how to do this. Does audio have positive and negative leads when connected to a circuit? this is really cool. I could charge my cell phone by talking on it! I could scream at my light bulb for being turned off (due to know power) and watch it light! _could anyone please either post an instructable (and let me know), post a detailed explanation on how to do this, or post a link to said detailed explanationThanks!

Posted by schetleft 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Audio

Looking for some help with an audio issue in a museum kiosk. I have a small 10 watt stereo amplifier running a single 8 ohm speaker. My audio source file is in mono and need to keep the single speaker. Using shielded stereo audio cables. There is a faint amount of static coming from the speaker. Is there a way to reduce this noise/static?

Posted by jimboothdesigns 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Audio

I've got a 2 channel color organ with an electret mic for input. I'd like to be able to remove the mic and run it directly from one side of a stereo output from a cd player. I know I need to have something there to replace the mic, but I'm an audioidiot. Thanks. BTW, this is for a puking skeleton for Halloween. The color organ will drive the pump, while the audio will be, well, the audio.

Posted by oobadooba 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


C++ audio

Where can I learn about how to program audio in C++? I already know many of the the basics of C++, but I really want to get into audio programming.

Posted by 8bit 10 years ago


audio recorder

Dose any one know a simple audio recording schematic with a audio jack? the audio jack would be for recording.

Posted by minecraftpotato 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


audio spotlight?

Any one know how to make one of those sound from ultra sound gadgets? I saw an instructable for a kit once but I can't find it. thanks in advance!

Posted by clasic_traveller_diehard 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Audio Cards

Can anyone tell me how I can made an audio crads like the ones you can purchase in stores. I would like to be able to purchase the circuit board and speker and then record my own messages for my grandchildren books. If you know wher I can purchase the circuit board, speaker and what else is need to record my own voice on the circuit borads. Thanks Mike

Posted by wacky 11 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


audio work

Hi, I am working on a project where I need to recess a XLR jack.  Currently, I am looking for a recessed box that can hold one or two XLR jacks.  It seems as though any box I have found so far is rather pricey, and I am working on a fairly low budget.  Does anyone have a place where a small recessed box can be purchased for a good price?  I am hoping under $25.  Your help is greatly appreciated. 

Asked by sound91 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Car Audio

Post all your stuff/questions about car audio.

Posted by RelyNupon 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Audio Detector

Is there some type of electrical component which detects high frequency sounds like those mosquito ring tones? I've looked around and seen things which apparently detect high frequency radio waves, but that isn't really what I want (at least I don't think it is). Thanks in advance.

Posted by brickzima 10 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Audio Transducer

Hi, how/where can I harvest (audio?) transdcuders, preferably bone conducting ones?  Like this; https://www.adafruit.com/product/1674 Which devices will have them? Old tv's, vcr's, pc's, amps....anything..?

Posted by isaacacheampong 1 year ago


audio amplifier

HI, i have a bunch of transistors that i took out of an old cd stereo. I was wondering if anyone could help me figure out how to make an audio amp using one or two of them. I am really new to electronics and I haven't had much luck figuring it out on my own. The transistors I have are like little rectangles with a hole on top the kind that usually has a heat sink. some of the numbers on them are: B1344, B1342, k3053, D2012, i also have alot of capacitors ranging from .47 to 3300uf  these are 50 v and 30 v. I've tried other audio amp plans but im having trouble learning to read the schematics. Any help is appreciated ill make an instructable if i can figure it out.

Posted by tehaceofspades 7 years ago


Car Audio? Answered

First off, this is a question about speakers sound quality loudness and all that stuff, it doesn't really have to do with any math or equations, just experience.  So I want some sub woofers, and after looking around I have determined that there are cheap ones, and very expensive ones.  Now, if I get a fairly affordable 15" (med quality) will it be louder/better than a 12" one that costs $900

Asked by jj.inc 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Audio chip? Answered

I want to make a device to play a sound when a PIR sensor detects motion, but I don't know about the audio chip. I can't seem to find a chip that allows you to program a sound clip to it, then output it when it is given a signal. The closest I found was a cheap sound recorder module from china, but it contains all the external components (mic, batteries, speaker, switches) and so it acts just as a voice recorder. I need an individual chip that will do something similar. I may use the module as a prototype, but I eventually intend to mass produce the circuit, so that is why I am looking for an alternative. It only needs to hold about 5 seconds worth of audio, medium quality.

Asked by andy70707 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Audio rythmical

How can I make an equalizer Audio rythmical?????

Posted by adcbluis 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Measuring audio

I have a project where I need to be able to measure 3 or 4 microphones and decide which one is getting in the loudest input volume. In other words to know who is talking around a four persons table. Does anyone have any idea how to solve this problem? I'm using arduino (http://www.arduino.cc/) for the rest of the project so I'm able to use the arduino to measure dc voltage but how do I transfer the sound wave into a measurable dc voltage? thx in advance / david

Posted by ZrvZ 12 years ago  |  last reply 12 years ago


Audio - headphones

My daughter runs a Pre-school and uses a small cd stereo setup. The output is a pair of mono jacks (R/L) for speakers. I am looking to build a distribution box for up to 6 headphones. Thinking of one input (from the speaker jacks using a 2 to 1 plug) The headphones are mono 1/4 so those jacks are readily available. I do not know what the output is of the stereo system is but I doubt it is much over 5 watts (if that). Will I need some sort of amplifier? any thoughts on switches/switching jacks if not all are being used. Thanks for listening. guitar 52

Posted by guitar 52 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


10W audio amp?

Ok, so i want to get this one audio amp to work, but i can't seem to figure out how to wire it! the first picture is a schematic, and i have NO idea what the connections are, 1, 2, and 3 the second is a picture of the amplifier chip

Posted by Sandisk1duo 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Car Audio Kludge

I recently bought a used car. It has a radio, but no faceplate. While I could probably find a replacement faceplate or even install a new radio myself. I want to see if I might be able to DIY my own stereo out of the bits of my radio I do have and maybe an MP3 player or something. I figure the amplifier and power systems are all hanging out in the box there. So all thats actually missing is the part that acutally makes the audio to send to the amp. Anyone out there know enough about car stereo to confirm/deny my thoughts on this and maybe provide some advice?

Posted by foxstele 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Video and audio ads

We typically only allow ads to contain audio if the audio is user-initiated. Within the last hour, I noticed ads from Woolite, AirWick, and Lime Away with audio that started as soon as the ad loaded. I apologize for these, they should not be on the site. They are coming through one of our indirect ad networks, and I think I have stopped them (though it might take half an hour from now until the change takes effect). However, if you see any more, please let me know. If you ever see ads that don't fit with our values, make a note of the URL they link to, and where they are coming from by looking for an "Ads by Google" or by looking at this Instructable to see which network is serving them:https://www.instructables.com/id/Instructables_Ad_Networks/

Posted by ewilhelm 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Audio over rj11

I was wondering if I can have a audio input on a rj11 so I can run audio off my house's phone lines. We have VOIP now and don't use the phone lines, so can I still do that?

Asked by akidnamedluke 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Audio input switch

I need this simple device, because i have two audio interfaces (one for guitar recording and one for vocal recording) and when i change audio interface i need to disconnect output cable, of first interface, from my monitors and then connect output cable from second interface to my monitors. So with this I can choose between two different stereo audio inputs and send one of them to output. I am using TRS connectors, but i will also need XLR version of this. Check out this picture:

Posted by Necrofenser 5 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Simple audio amplifier?

Alrighty, I'm a n00b to this world but I'm really into it. I just bought a simple amplifier kit and put it together. It is a stereo amp but I am only getting output to one speaker. The only problem I can think of is how i rigged up the inputs. I took a 3.5mm jack and combined the ground from the left and right channels. Can you not do that? How do I fix this without running two individual mono channels? Thanks in advance!

Asked by abroadhead 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


audio amplifier transistor? Answered

I pulled what looked like a voltage regulator from a PSU, i guess as it turns out its not? apparently its a audio aplifier transistor, but what would that be doing in a PSU? if its any use, it was near a fan connector on a small sub-board... markings are: UTC 2SD880 (2 small, undistinguishable letters)RKOB (or 0B) i believe this is the datasheet, correct me if im wrong. http://search.alkon.net/cgi-bin/pdf.pl?pdfname=utc/2SD880_TO220.pdf

Asked by zack247 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Opposite Audio Question? Answered

Hi!  Well, I have some sound clips and I want to be able to generate the EXACT OPPOSITE SOUND. Therefore, when I play the clip with the normal clip, they should cancel out.... This probably sounds crazy to try, but its just a little project I'm working on.... Does anyone know a good program that can do this? Thanks!

Asked by transistorguy 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Phone to audio connector?

 I wanna rick roll my school, and our intercoms work with phones...i need to build a jack where i can plug my ipod in one end, and plug the other into the phone....is this possible? 

Asked by conrad2468 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Audio Triggered by Light

Hello, I'm an absolute beginner and I would appreciate some help. I need to build a sensor that triggers sound either on Pro Tools/Logic Pro/Garage Band or any other kind of audio software when it detects a single red flash of light on it, much like the light a laser pointer would produce. The light will flash from left to right in intervals of 2.5 or 5 seconds apart. The sound is nothing too complicated. It's basically just single notes, pitched a fifth apart so for example, when the left light flashes, it needs to trigger middle C, then when the right light flashes, it needs to trigger G above middle C. Problem is, I do not know how to go about this and where to start. I would be deeply appreciative if someone could help me out here and point me in the right direction. Thank you!

Posted by shuraifa 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


car audio installation

So I have recently purchased an 8 inch subwoofer from a garage sale, wich was already mounted in the box. It has 2 inputs, a red and a black. I currently have it hooked up in replacement of the stock passenger side rear speaker in my 1999 ford ranger XLT, and it works well, but is not very loud. My question is 2-fold. 1: how would I go about wireing the speaker so that it could be used in addition to both the stock rear speakers without decreasing sound quality or volume, and 2: How could I increase the volume of just the subwoofer without affecting the other speakers? I have heard that there are "bass amplifiers" that i could hook in line but have not seen where I could purchase/ build one. Schematics and links would be very helpfull! Thanks, Iloveairsoftstuff

Posted by the mechanical engineer 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


no audio on new windows? Answered

I got all the files to fit so i put windows on it but i have no audio it has intergated audio but still no audio and i have tried a sound card but i couldnt find a driver for it any ideas

Asked by knexsuperbuilderfreak 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Computer audio recording

TIPS ON COMPUTER AUDIO RECORDINGOur blog it contains about how to record a song or that gives you tips on computer audio recording.You can learn so many things in our blog. Please feel free to visit our blog. We are very glad to hear from you.

Posted by tweakznreverbz 11 years ago


Adruino Audio Player?

Is it possible to make a Adruino Audio Player?  I think its possible processing-wise, but how would I add extra memory (microSD)?

Asked by lol XD 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Splitting Bluetooth Audio

Does anyone know how I might send 2 seperate pieces of audio to 2 separate actors via bluetooth headsets? ie to make 1 headset receive channel 1&2 and the other to receive audio channels 3&4. This should make for a great performance if I crack this... Thanks

Posted by Combover 10 years ago


portable audio mixer

Hey everybody I had a little idea but i am not so good in this sort off things is it possible to make an portable audio mixer on batteries for mixing with 2 mp3-players if someone has an idea can he tell me how to make this it should be great because I always play music with my friends but it should be nice if we can mix music (I am sorry for my bat English I am from belguim) Sompie

Posted by sompie 11 years ago


Audio Amp Help Answered

I bought a small audio amp, and i am trying to make a high quality boom box type device, for my mp3 player, however i am not sure if i should use a speaker that is a higher wattage than the amp is rated for, or lower.  The amp provides 15 watts per channel, for two channels, so 30 watts between the two channels.  I have a few extra 100 watt sattelite speakers, could i use them?

Asked by snowluck2345 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Home Audio Recordings

I have a Toshiba Satellite 1955-803S. I want to set up a recording studio for voice work. I am an old radio dog but haven't a clue as how to set this up. What will I need to buy, Mikes, cards, cans? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Bouche

Posted by bouche 12 years ago  |  last reply 12 years ago


Push Button Audio?

Hello, I am building a beer pong table and would like to have a button that when hit would cause my school's fight song to play. I am confident i can do the wiring and all i just have no idea where to begin. What i am perplexed by is how to get my fight song on some sort of chip. Any ideas of what type of chip i am looking for? I really appreciate any help on this.

Posted by hilldw11 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Audio signal help? Answered

I was going to build Amplifier with Gain = 20 Minimum Parts From this datasheet But I have no Idea how to put the signal on. I think that the signal is Vin (pin 3)  but that is one cable when a headphone has three cables. I know the red wire is right and the blue is left and the other is comm so I onley need 2. Because there is one input I need to make it one cable. Would this work (I will test what resistor I need with a voltmeter later). If I am wrong about there olny being one input can someone explane to me how to wire it.

Asked by David97 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Sennheiser audio question?

So I've owned a pair of Sennheiser HD555's for about 4 years now and while they haven't broken in any way, I'm looking to buy another pair of Sennheisers that are more portable than the HD555's (10 ft. cable and bulky 1/4 inch jack + open design -_-)   I've been considering 2 choices in the Sennheiser 400 series.  The HD439's and the HD449's While I know they are both very similar, there are big differences in my opinion.   HD 439's: I really like the detachable cable on these, and I've always been in love with the cloth ear pads from my 555's, so i know these would be super comfortable.  Also these present a bit more bass than the others in the 400 series, which i don't know if I'll enjoy, because I really only have the HD 555's to compare audio quality to. HD449's: These headphones are apparently a bit more powerful than the 439's because of stronger magnets in their monitors, which is a plus because I mostly listen to music on my laptop, phone, or zune (YES I SAID IT AND I SAID IT PROUD--ZUNE).  Also I'v e heard that they have a better range of sound quality not just regarding the bass and treble.  The one thing that scares me to death about these cans is the pleather or "leatherette" material for the ear pads.  While i know that these are better at blocking outside noise, I can't help but feel like they'd be very uncomfortable.  The only other cans i've used with the pleather are the Bose AE2's, so one question is how do they compare? also to beats leather pads? In general, I listen to a broad range of music from classical to rap to indie rock.  Pretty much anything but country.  I like to have a bit more bass and high tones than mid, but not too much.  For this reason, I think the HD439's would be better in regards to sound quality and better design/comfort.  The only thing that keeps me looking back at the 449's is the offer of more powerful magnets and better sound when playing from a mobile device or something with a low power output.  I also really like the fact that even if i do like lows and highs better, I can always put an equalizer on the HD'449's to tailor their more balanced sound to my wants.  But I'm still afraid of the comfort the 449's offer compared to the cloth pads of the 439's.   Again I own a pair of Sennheiser HD55's and love their sound quality and comfort.  I also own a pair of AKG K181DJ series, but those are mostly for listening to house, dubstep, and drub&bass.;  I've owned the Bose AE2 (second edition) and have used beats studio for a time.  These are really all of my reference points for sound quality and comfort. Anyways, I digress.  I'm very torn between the two and I've given all of the info I can.  Any suggestions/ratings/opinions would be greatly appreciated.

Asked by bobert610 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Embed Audio from SoundCloud.com

I am trying to embed a audio from SoundCloud.com but is not working. I'm embeding the code here as well:

Posted by noelportugal 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Custom audio mixer box

I need a device to do the following. One input source for stereo (ipod), one input source for mic. Two stereo outputs to headphones (ipod earbuds). The device would mix the input audio (with a volume control for the mic input) before sending it to both outputs. Is this something that can be bought? If not, anyone interested in making one?

Posted by Michaeli 10 years ago


Is there a way to embed Audio into an Instructable?

If there is, I would like to know how. I Once I get my newest project "packaged" all nice and pretty, I want to demonstrate the sound quality as opposed to the mere squeak it was before. Before and after pics below...

Posted by Goodhart 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


How to translate text to audio

Hi, am very new in mobile application, i would like your help, on how to convert the text to sound. Regard  George

Posted by kuki890 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Bluetooth adapter for car audio

Dear all, I have a Skoda audio system integrated into my Skoda which has a cd reader plus a cd changer, but  only a CD button(no AUX available). I would like to stick inside the audio system a Bluetooth receiver so I can listen to music stored in my phone. The goal is to solder a Bluetooth receiver to the audio system without loosing the cd functionality. On top of that I would like to be able to change from one source to the other without having to use an external button like a 3PDT switch. Thanks in advance, Pedro

Posted by pcardoso73 2 years ago


Help with Audio Output Transformer

Im doing this project: http://www.wikihow.com/Transmit-Audio-With-a-Laser-Penand im confused about what to connect the audio output transformer to, the one they suggested, and i do, has red and white wires on one side, and green, black, and blue wires on the other, with the black in the middle. Where do i conenct them?

Posted by um0123 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


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.

Posted by ThePanda 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Building audio receiver for car?

Kindly bare with my stupid queries as i am new to all of this.   I searched different projects on this website but I couldn't figure the the connections properly.   I want to build a bluetooth audio receiver that can be used in the car.   I have an old bluetooth dongle that I used to get bluetooth connectivity on my desktop. Can it be used? If yes, then please describe the connections of the female 3.5mm jack with a diagram as I am a newbie.  Will the sound quality be good?

Asked by AaravC 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Sync audio to paralell port?

Hi all, i was wondering if i could sync any audio on the pc to the paralell port output. PLZ REPLY!

Asked by sci4me 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Audio triggered by motion sensor

Hello, I am an artist and want to do a sound installation. Basically I want a movement sensor that activates sounds. There will be about 15 different sounds and each time someone passes by the movement sensor will activate a different track. Can you help me with that?!?!? I need to know how can it be done!!! Thank you Fernanda

Posted by fernandaxr 10 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Transmit & receive 4ch audio

I am looking for a cheap solution to transmit and receive 4 channels of audio.Transmitter may be bulky, but the receiver must be small. (it is for an interactive installation)Audio The 4 channels will be converted to 2 channels stereo, so in total 2 stereo signals of audio need to be transmitted and received (within ~10 meters). Note that achieving the best audio quality is not of top priority.Technique Should I be looking at FM / AM of Bluetooth methods? I've looked at: https://www.adafruit.com/product/1958, but it would be nice if there is also a paired receiver board.It would be nice if the proposed solution is scalable to 6 channels (3 channels stereo).

Asked by LudoP4 4 months ago


Multi-Room Audio System?

I have an idea for a multi-room audio system but am very much stuck with the know how. I have recently found Airfoil which allows you to transmit an audio stream over LAN to other devices, what I would like to do is have audio playing in other rooms through Airfoil Speakers but to do it cheaply, I know that I could just use other PCs and laptops to do it but it is not something I have right now, I do have two very old laptops (circa windows 3.1 & 95) but they lack in .... functionallity. I was thinking of some stripped down computer which could be hooked up to existing amps. What exactly would I need? What are your thoughts, or alternatives?

Asked by bonners_87 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago