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Willit

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programmable sound card?
« on: October 21, 2017, 12:14:20 PM »

Hi all,


does anyone know of a programmable sound card?  As in one you can upload a sound file to that can be actuated with RC.  I'm not after an all singing or all dancing job, I only want the card to play a sound of a particular whistle, does such a thing exist?  I've spent some time on google and while I have found more or less what I am after they all cost about 200 and have destroyer and big diesel sounds in them as well, and I just want to play a particular steam whistle sound.
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Re: programmable sound card?
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2017, 02:44:24 PM »

I think you're looking at the expensive end of the solutions. I'd suggest buying something like one of these for three quid; recording your whistle on it and then using either a relay switch or a microswitch+servo to operate the Message Playback. You could even use a servo to push the button. "KISS".
 http://hobbycomponents.com/audio/697-isd1820-voice-record-and-playback-with-speaker
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Re: programmable sound card?
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2017, 04:24:03 PM »

I think you're looking at the expensive end of the solutions. I'd suggest buying something like one of these for three quid; recording your whistle on it and then using either a relay switch or a microswitch+servo to operate the Message Playback. You could even use a servo to push the button. "KISS".
 http://hobbycomponents.com/audio/697-isd1820-voice-record-and-playback-with-speaker
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I think that's the answer. I've used something similar before but with not much success. That being said it was a while ago, maybe the techs improved. Many thanks 😊
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« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2017, 08:35:16 AM »

For a single sound, they have always worked very well.  You do need to ensure that the recording that goes in is up to standard.  Also rather than going direct to a speaker, a separate amplifier and worthwhile speaker is needed, otherwise it sounds like a greeting card.
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Re: programmable sound card?
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2017, 08:24:54 AM »

Hi Willit

Probably an overkill for your simple requirement but something to bear in mind for other projects - it's not 3 but neither is it 200 - it's 28.50 if you want a RC activated sound effects unit that replays on demand any of 16 user supplied wav/mp3 files on a microSD card and has an integral 3W amplifier which will drive a sizable speaker.

http://www.forge-electronics.co.uk/index.php/boats/16-ch-sfx

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« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2017, 11:12:38 AM »

Hi Willit

Probably an overkill for your simple requirement but something to bear in mind for other projects - it's not 3 but neither is it 200 - it's 28.50 if you want a RC activated sound effects unit that replays on demand any of 16 user supplied wav/mp3 files on a microSD card and has an integral 3W amplifier which will drive a sizable speaker.

http://www.forge-electronics.co.uk/index.php/boats/16-ch-sfx

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thats the boy Alan I knew something relatively inexpensive existed!  Many thanks.
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