Video tutorial at bottom of this page
own sounds or select
from past projects listed below in the menu above or select upload for your own files to be programmed
This device allows you to add
digital sound effects to any item. Simply select the sound effects you
want and upload them. We will then program a tiny micro chip and ship it
to you ready to install.
- Plays up to 10 sounds with their own switch. Up to 200 sounds
can be played if you want the
sounds to cycle through with a single button
- Assign features
such as press and hold loop or single touch single play. Can be set to a
constant loop with a latching switch.
- Add as many as 10
switches. Switches can be push button, tilt switch, shock sensor, or
- Runs off of 3 to 4.5 volts power depending on
speaker size requirement.
- Total chip size is only 1.4" long
x 0.75" wide x 0.30" thick (0.40" thick before solder
stems are snipped)
rate of up to 16KHz/12bit PWM out put. up to 0.5w 8ohm speaker power,
Auto sleep mode to save power.
pre-programmed micro chip and simple instructions. Only the sound module
is supplied, you must supply your own switches, speaker, solderless
bread board and battery holder. All are available at Radio Shack or Frys
or at the link here
HERE IS HOW TO ORDER A CUSTOM SOUND MODULE
- Select up to 10 sound files (more
if you are doing a single button cycle) and place them in a
zipped archive on your computer. You will need a program such as winzip
or winrar to create a zip file. Some computers now come pre bundled.
- Click on the upload button on the ordering
page and navigate to your folder and then place your order.
default your sounds will be programmed as indicated by you in a text
file, or if no text file is included they will be programmed in random
By default the play feature will be 'tap once to play.'
you would like to assign your sounds with special features, include a
.TXT file in your zip file with the following info:
order. Which sound you want on button 1-10
- Sound play special
number 1 play with push button loop.
(This means if you push the
button, the sound will loop repeatedly until you push the button again
or another button is pressed. This is done on a latching switch such as a
push on or push off. Will not work with momentary switches.) Uses for this might
be for the hum of a motor or saber sound, or possibly a breathing sound
or proton pack hum. Sound
number 2 play with press and hold loop
. (This means the sound
will loop as long as the button is held down. Works great with a
momentary switch.) Uses for this might be for a laser beam or machine gun or
proton thrower. Any repeating sound that you only want to play when a
button is pressed.Sound
number 3 hold to play.
(This means the sound will only play if
the button is held down. So if you let go in the middle of the sound
file the sound will instantly stop.) This is useful for a sound that does not need to
play out its entire length but will play when activated; such as a saber
clash or electrical discharge, or even the screech of tires.Sound number 1 press to next.
allows you to load up your 10 sounds but only have one button. Every
time you press the switch, it moves to the next sound. This allows you
to save room if you are limited on the amount of space in your project. Applications for this could be a free
channel on your Radio Control droid or R/C car. Also a series of phrases
for your Halloween costume. A great way to have realistic sounds in a
plastic model with only one switch.
- Unused button
assignment. If you have less than 10 sounds, we can assign the empty
buttons other functions. If you only have 8 sounds, you can assign the
remaining 2 buttons as volume controls up and down.
will ship within 1 or 2 days and will include a simple to understand
assembly instruction and your sound board. There is also a instructional
video located in the links section above.
We suggest a 0.5w 8ohm
speaker and a 4.5 volt power source such as 3 AAA batteries. Up to 5
volts can be used.
WARNING!! do not use a voltage regulator. Any
attempt to reduce voltage from a power source down to 5 volts could
result in permanent damage to the module. Voltage regulators can spike and cause an over load if the regulator is of low quality. Only use non rechargeable name brand (duracell or energizer) either 2 or 3 AA or
AAA batteries. Rechargeable batteries can exceed standard 1.5 volts and can fry the sound module. No name batteries can also be non standard voltage ratings. Do not use a powered amplifier that is not designed to accept pre-amplified input. Power can potentially damage the sound module if a line level reducer is not used between the module and the powered amp. Only the Canakit 7w mono amp has been tested to work with out a line level reducer.
If you use the Canakit 7 watt amp, the speaker must be 4ohm not 8ohm. 8 ohm speaker is only for connecting directly to the sound module.
We will triple check your sound card prior
to shipment to make sure it is as you requested.