Have you tried converting them from WAV's to MP3? I had the same problem. You can convert them easily using iTunes.
I'd like to know if anyone bought the Small or Medium jacket, how tall you are, and how it fit.
Sadly I bought the Large (I'm 6" and 200 pounds) and it's VERY BAGGY on me. Especially in the shoulders. I'm unable to find a tailor to work on it, so I'm considering buying a Small and selling this one.
Looking at the stated measurements, it seems there is very little difference between the S/M/L. Just a couple centimeters in each dimension. But I'd love to know if anyone over 5'5" successfully wore a Small. :-D
Finished at Last!
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The sound effects mod is done. I finally settled on an enlosure for the Adafruit sound board. I found some 5.5" x 3.5" x 0.9" tins on Amazon with a clear plastic cover that suited my needs. It's a bit oversize, but the height gave me enough enough clearance to also place the AAA battery pack inside the enclosure, which is attached to the tin using industrial strength Velcro. The clear plastic was easily cut with an X-Acto knife, allowing me to run the wires through the enclosure to the switches, speaker and LED. The trigger switches were then epoxy glued onto a small piece of Styrene.
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To attach the LED to the jacket, I bored a hole in the acrylic piece with an X-Acto blade until I had an opening just right for the LED, which I placed inside a 3mm LED holder. It sits snugly in place and looks great. The switches I attached to the jacket using more industrial strength Velcro on the inside of the jacket. It's close enough to where I can place my thumb over the acrylic piece and use my fingers to trigger the sounds from the other side. I bundled together the wiring using zip ties, as I ended up with a LOT of excess cable (I wasn't certain exactly how I wanted to run the wiring when I began this project. Knowing what I know now, I would have used a lot less). The speaker is attached using, yep, industrial strength Velcro. It's a 2 watt 4 ohm speaker, and with the built-in amp on the sound board, it's pretty loud. It was originally going to go inside the enclosure, but I though it would be more easily heard down by the switches.
The enclosure and excess cable sit perfectly in the right inside pocket I had added to the jacket when I had it custom tailored. I added a strip of Velcro to the pocket to help keep it sealed shut. The left inside pocket is home to my Gray's Sports Almanac replica.
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Here's the final sound mod in action:
Thank you to everyone in these forums for your guidance. I am really pleased with the way it turned out.
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No problem. I've since made a revised version that improves on the original. Version one was functional, but I was still learning the basics of electronics and soldering, so there was a lot of room for improvement. I was uncertain where I was going to mount the mod into the jacket too -- so there was a LOT of excess cable. The case was also overkill, as I couldn't find one that was a "just right" fit. The new version is a refinement: better fitting case, less extraneous cabling, the elimination of one redundant button, an on-off switch, and a rechargeable Li-On battery to replace the AAA battery back the last one had. The lid also has a Pepsi Perfect decal, because why the heck not?
Hello Cavx, yes it is the belts & cuffs that came with the kit. I mentioned that I used Color Changing Spray Paint on them to make it my own. I remember reading another Thread were EdwardH pointed out the the Original Jacket had an Iridescent Sheen to the belt & cuffs almost like an Oil Slick. I couldn't figure out how to do that, so I improvised. Here is a Zoomed in Image of the Original Jacket.@HanSewLow is that the belt and cuffs that come with the jacket? They look blue.
Hello Cavx, yes it is the belts & cuffs that came with the kit. I mentioned that I used Color Changing Spray Paint on them to make it my own. I remember reading another Thread were EdwardH pointed out the the Original Jacket had an Iridescent Sheen to the belt & cuffs almost like an Oil Slick. I couldn't figure out how to do that, so I improvised. Here is a Zoomed in Image of the Original Belt.@HanSewLow is that the belt and cuffs that come with the jacket? They look blue.