Simple programmable sound player

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CharlesHouse

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Has anyone ever build a very simple, battery operated, push button sound player? Something you can load an MP3 or WAV into and use in a prop to play sound? I have seen everything from kid's toys and holiday decorations to shirts that play programmable audio but am not even sure what I would search for to find this.
 

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CharlesHouse

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I picked up a few of these http://store.bigdawgspromo.com/product_info.php?products_id=12970

No reason to reinvent the wheel here, although the sound quality is a bit lacking. This one is 5 buttons, each playing a different sound. Others have one button play a different sound with each click. All depends what you need to do with it exactly.

How loud is it? I found a short MP3 and turned the gain up a bit. It isn't a complex sound, and doesn't need to be perfectly clear (no dialogue or other tracks).
 

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fantomas

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How loud is it? I found a short MP3 and turned the gain up a bit. It isn't a complex sound, and doesn't need to be perfectly clear (no dialogue or other tracks).

Pretty much as loud as a greeting card. Apparently you can get an "enclosure" 3d printed to make it slightly louder
 
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vidman

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How loud is it? I found a short MP3 and turned the gain up a bit. It isn't a complex sound, and doesn't need to be perfectly clear (no dialogue or other tracks).

these units work very well with the supplied speaker.

Pretty much as loud as a greeting card. Apparently you can get an "enclosure" 3d printed to make it slightly larger

yes an enclosure will enhance the audio output, it can be made from anything ie. a paper towel tube works wonders in making the sound louder.
 

Magnum1911

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It looks like most of these are only Windows XP, Vista or 7 compatible. I made the switch to Mac some time ago. Any idea where I might find one of these programmable in iOs?
 

vidman

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It looks like most of these are only Windows XP, Vista or 7 compatible. I made the switch to Mac some time ago. Any idea where I might find one of these programmable in iOs?

send an email to them and find out if the have a beta program to work with a Mac....................
 

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Gixxerfool

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Contact bob at replicaprops. They aren't user programmable but if you aren't looking to change anything, it will work. He can work up anything you need. I got a little amp for about $5 on eBay. A little speaker and you're ready to fly. If you want more info, PM me.
 

StormClad

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I'm currently doing my Arduino board for my WH40k space marine power armour. It will have exactly two functions: playing sound samples and as a voice changer. Will be hooking it up to a couple of bigger speakers. I'll post links and pics when I get the time later:)
 

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