Retro Joy – Serial Serendipity DIY

April 13, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized 

Some fun with an old joystick and a sampler made from an Arduino + the Adafruit Waveshield.

Curious about what the Adafruit is? Here’s a description:

Adding quality audio to an electronic project is surprisingly difficult. Here is a shield for Arduinos that solves this problem. It can play up to 22KHz, 12bit uncompressed audio files of any length. It’s low cost, available as an easy-to-make kit. It has an onboard DAC, filter and op-amp for high quality output. Audio files are read off of an SD/MMC card, which are available at nearly any store. Volume can be controlled with the onboard thumbwheel potentiometer.

This shield is a kit, and comes with all parts you need to build it. Arduino, SD card, tools, speaker and headphones are not included. It is fairly easy to construct and anyone with a successful soldering project under their belt should be able to build it.

The shield comes with an Arduino library for easy use; simply drag uncompressed wave files onto the SD card and plug it in. Then use the library to play audio when buttons are pressed, or when a sensor goes off, or when serial data is received, etc. Audio is played asynchronously as an interrupt, so the Arduino can perform tasks while the audio is playing.

http://adafruit.com/products/94

Comments

Comments are closed.

  • THE CAVE : Playlist

  • INSTAGRAM – ANALOG INDUSTRIAL ARTS

    • akihabara tokyo manga anime downtown streetlife gaming sega 8bit
    • london underground tube arty construction architecture glassroof contrast earlscourt
    • church stone brick lund architecture sanctuary passage wall ancient vintage
    • tokyobynight paris eiffeltower nippon skyline skyscraper architecture golden
    • bokskogen torup umbrella greysky rain
    • stairs staircase solitude contrast stockholm sthlm stureplan narrow facade brickshellip
    • chiswick london enterprise urban metropolis blackandwhite architecture
    • paris tunnel highway grafitti blurred communication montreuil
    • airport charlesdegaulle paris france airplane silouette takeoff skies
    • shibuya nippon crossing blackandwhite contrast crowd
    • ambient arty chaos flux mutability glass transparent
    • tokyo akihabara london fish japan nippon shinagawa park shinto sacred
Get Adobe Flash player