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Oooh, Maybe someone will read this and make some of these bits . I would totally use 3 of my dreambits (Extended wireless transmitter/receiver(Has 6 slots each), Double input wire(A wire that could mean a bit could take 2 inputs from 2 different bits where only one can be used but there would be 2 inputs connected), and a motor that could have it’s direction changed through Arduino), to build a robot idea I had that would normal cost like 800 dollars could totally have its price brought down. And if you can change you motors direction through Arduino, PLEASE TELL ME!!!
This is how it would look like
I don’t know how to make it work. If someone can help me think how it could work I would appreciate it
@Vloshmow, would we use the microphone bit before the recording bit to record, or is there a built in microphone?
Hi @Vloshmow @JackANDJude,
There are chips on the market to make your own greeting card. They can record 10 seconds (or more) and play the recorded sound.
So I think this could be integrated into a new Littlebit sound bit with some tinkering…
Here are some differences between @Vloshmow’s proposal and this hardware version:
- There is only a record button. The play button is replaced with an input bit before the recording bit.
- There is a microphone on the bit.
- There is a playback speed switch. This fun feature was on the original toy; it could be replaced with a potentiometer knob or removed entirely. EDIT: Can’t be replaced with a pot. It acts very strangely - not in a good way.
- It’s not as pretty as @vloshmow’s rendering! @Vloshmow, would you like to redraw the Recorder Bit with the changes?
Hi Jude @JackANDJude and @Vloshmow,
This is great !
I think this is a good prototype to be submitted to the Bitlab !
There might be a lot of interesting things you can build with this sound recording-playback bit I think…
. A burglar alarm sound
. A pet calming voice
. A personalized reaction on something else
Jude, can you please submit this wonderful design ?
That’s a GREAT hack Jude. The speed switch rocks - variable speed would be even better!
One small remark that crossed my mind, keep it straight and simple as in your draft, I think the existing MP3 player bit also can send a voice message when pressong a button, but your design is smaller, easier and quicker to use I think…
But keep the speed switch or potmeter in !
A bit that could record in MP3 format would be HUGE!
boy I sure do LOVE that voice recorder bit!
Thanks for the kind words, everybody! It really is a fun bit.
@choochooboy100, can you tell us how your favorite DreamBit would work? A hand drawn diagram of how your DreamBit would look either by itself or in a project would be AWESOME!