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Electronics project question..

Postby MetroSonus » Wed Mar 30, 2016 2:38 am

Not music related and I know we have some resident nerds here...

I just made a fake bomb for use in our Airsoft games. It's a 10 year old cell phone with a count down timer that's connected to a battery powered speaker. To disarm it you just pull out the headphone wire.

I'd like to upgrade it with some options.. Flashing lights, audio, count down digits..

Can I do something like that in arduino or one of those hobby platforms? Or is there a better option?

Thanx :wave:
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Re: Electronics project question..

Postby ElectricPuppy » Wed Mar 30, 2016 3:37 am

Seems to me that Arduino would be perfectly suited for this. :smoke:
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Re: Electronics project question..

Postby Veracohr » Wed Mar 30, 2016 3:46 am

I agree, probably Arduino. What sort of audio? Beeps with the countdown?
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Re: Electronics project question..

Postby ClavAnother » Wed Mar 30, 2016 11:21 am

I might have some double digit seven segment displays laying around the shop...
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Re: Electronics project question..

Postby MetroSonus » Wed Mar 30, 2016 2:32 pm

Yea, my idea was to have a segmented display with a count down timer. I guess it would need an SD card with the audio files... but say at five minutes, there's a warning, so that's one audio file, and then at one minute, there's a siren loop (another audio file) and if they defuse the bomb, another file and finally if they don't, another sound, explosion or something.

It'd be cool too if I could get it to use LEDs and support several game modes..

I think maybe an arduino uno? I'll have to read up on the types. I have a feeling this is one of those things my son knows more about that me :lol: But it'd be a good father son project.
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Re: Electronics project question..

Postby ElectricPuppy » Wed Mar 30, 2016 4:29 pm

DO EEEET
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Re: Electronics project question..

Postby ClavAnother » Thu Mar 31, 2016 12:50 am

Text me your street address and I'll send you a couple displays next week.
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Re: Electronics project question..

Postby gregwar » Thu Mar 31, 2016 1:59 am

to the resident nerds

microsoft announced linux can run on windows . . .























































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Re: Electronics project question..

Postby soundwave106 » Thu Mar 31, 2016 12:21 pm

gregwar wrote:to the resident nerds
microsoft announced linux can run on windows . . .


Yes, I heard that. This means now you can combine obnoxious Windowsy blue screenery *with* the El1t3 pompous nerdy puffery that seems to come with being a bash shell guru. :smoke:

(Luckily Linux nerds aren't Javascript nerds, so no calling them "rock stars" or "ninjas". Yet.)

Seriously kind of cool, it means doing things like -- say -- setting up the toolchain for compiling Mutable Instruments module source won't be as big of a pain in the ass as it is now. I don't think that will persuade me to upgrade from Windows 7 yet though. :lol:
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