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  1. nakka101

    nakka101

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    Hi! I'm someone you would call computer savvy, but honestly i've only touched a soldering iron around 10 times. So i'm a baby in this department. My brother asked me if i could put together a board with a processing unit that can produce a sound at 20khz, with a 12v input, that can transmit that sound over usb. Where would i get started with this?
     
  2. Harald Kapp

    Harald Kapp Moderator Moderator

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    That sounds not very logical to me:
    First you produce a 20 kHz sine wave (sound or better ultrasound) from a 12 V source. Then you downconvert it to 5 V to make is USB compatible, digitize it, put it in USB data frames, transmit it to probably a PC. On the PC you restore the sound from the USB data packets, what then? Output sound via the soundcard.

    I think I missed something in your description. Can you trya to explain in a bit more detail where the sound shall come from? Where it has to go? What are the input and output devices?

    Harald
     
  3. nakka101

    nakka101

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    First off, thank you harald for taking the time to reply. I knew i would be missing some information on my initial post because truly have no idea what i'm doing, but I'm a very fast learner! I believe the sound is going to be coming from a PA of some kind, and i'm pretty sure the usb is going to some other device that my brother's partner has built. What all do i need to know to tell you what you need to know to help get me started? Of course any assistance is GREATLY appreciated, i know how frustrating it is to help a newbie with something.
     
  4. nakka101

    nakka101

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    Ok i have a little better description i think. i'm supposed to be replacing a frequency generator by utilizing an Arduino chip in order to run it with a 12v battery through a transistor bank.
     
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  5. BobK

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    Still makes no sense. Why not have your brother describe what he is trying to do wihout you filtering it.

    Bob
     
  6. nakka101

    nakka101

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    Good idea.
     
  7. nakka101

    nakka101

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    Can i just have a moderator close this thread? I'll be back when I'm more prepared.
     
  8. davenn

    davenn Moderator

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    no need to close the thread....:)
    when you come back just continue on in this same thread
    we will all be interested to see what is actually required

    cheers
    Dave
     
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