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  1. as;ldfkj

    as;ldfkj Guest

    I was wondering if someone can help me out here.

    I want to build a circuit that will play ramdom sounds that I can put
    onto a chip from my pc.

    I want a simple push button control....something like one of those
    singing fish but for a different purpose.

    I would like to have say 10 or more sound clips that it could play
    randomly with the push of a button.
    Or if possible and not to complicated multiple buttons for different
    clips.

    Can someone point me in the right direction here...book, website,
    company that sells a kit?
    What kind of a chip is normally used to hold the sounds for something
    like this...how would I program it?

    Looking for a way to do this and keep it small and not really
    expensive.
    I figure if that make greeting cards that play music and the singing
    fish is not that expensive then I should be abe to make something like
    this relatively small and cheap.


    Thanks for any help!!
     
  2. John Bokma

    John Bokma Guest

    USB stick with mp3 player?
     
  3. as;ldfkj

    as;ldfkj Guest

    No, this has to be standalone and cheap. I was thinking something that
    can be made for less then $15
    I don't want it to be re-programmable. One time setup and that is all.
    I have a few projects I want to put into my gameroom and have certain
    sounds play if a lever is pushed or a button is pressed.

    Is something like this possible in the price range I mention?
     
  4. John Bokma

    John Bokma Guest

    It is standalone.
    http://www.ecost.com/ecost/shop/detail.asp?dpno=445902
    $24.88

    And I am sure that looking at e-bay will give you a price under the 15
    USD.

    <http://www.google.com/search?q=sound recorder chip> gives:

    http://www.scary-terry.com/dsr/dsr.htm
    http://www.mnsi.net/~boucher/Soundplayer.html
    http://www.andrew.cmu.edu/user/fwinkler/work03/isd.html

    I am afraid that making yourself such a device will get you less quality
    for more or same amount of money.
     
  5. Bob

    Bob Guest


    Radio Shack used to sell a voice recorder chip. It was cheap and I think it
    will do what you want. They didn't make the chip, so you should still be
    able to find it (or something similar).

    As I recall, it had an analog input and an analog output, The storage was
    on-chip.

    Bob
     
  6. Bob Monsen

    Bob Monsen Guest

    The WINBOND chips are probably what you are talking about. You can still
    get them at www.futurlec.com, in DIP.

    http://www.futurlec.com/ICSFOthers.shtml

    the ISD1110P gives you 10 seconds of recording time.

    Regards,
    Bob Monsen
     
  7. as;ldfkj

    as;ldfkj Guest


    The scary-terry link above is more what I am looking for.
    With one possible advancement ....multiple sounds on 1 chip that will
    play at random or in sequence with multiple button pushes.

    Your probably right but I would still like to try and make it myself.
    I don't need cd quality sound for what I am doing.

    Anyway, I will give it a shot.

    Thanks for the help.
     
  8. Im sorry for offtopic, but I can't post messages in this group. The
    message that this group not archives already and therefore can't
    create new theme. ?
     
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