The Wave Shield for Arduino is one of Adafruit’s earliest shield kits and remains a perennial favorite. And for good reason — it’s among the easiest and most flexible means of adding quality sound effects to an Arduino project!
Like a fine wine, open source projects improve with age. We’ve taught this classic shield a new trick: a realtime voice changer! Speak like everyone’s favorite baritone Sith lord or sing along with the Lollipop Guild. The Wave Shield has long been a staple among makers’ Halloween projects. This latest addition really cinches it!\
There are three central components to this project:
Arduino Uno (an older Arduino Duemilanove or “328” Diecimila can be used as well…but not an Arduino Mega nor Leonardo, sorry).
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