Met ED and Phill at LCC. Showed him the two ideas and has expected i was being ambitious and I don’t have any time.
So going ahead with the idea of having appliances pretending to be a toaster, singing it. There are many technical obstacles, mainly in regards to sound .
To have , e.g. 6 devices talking independently I need ideally a soundcard (sound played from computer) eg : Moto Ultralite or Edirol FA 101, but this is very expensive for a student.
So the alternatives are :
- sound player kit (or hacked toy)
- cebek digital recording player – I’m going for this one! just ordered one!
And will start experimenting with :
1 – light bulb : connect light bulb to arduino
need light bulb thingy (?)
relay from http://www.esr.co.uk/ – 242-720
- Using relays with Arduino – turning on the lights
LOOK INTO IT=ARDUINO
2 -FAN – Connect a battery powered to arduino
build it over the weekend.
that sounds simple!