As seen on Show and Tell! Thanks to Virgil for sharing his project on show and tell! Read the full tutorial for the build here.
In 1978, I bought a wind-up donkey for my daughter, then an infant. The donkey moved its head while playing “Donkey Serenade.” I figured that I could replicate that with an Arduino, a motor, sound on an SD card, and a speaker. It took me 10 weeks, but I did it. Here’s the story.
I got sidetracked for a while doing my Halloween Candy Cauldron, which came out of this one. While I was working on the donkey, learning about playing sound with an Arduino, I began seeing lots of Halloween projects on Adafruit shows, so I decided to try my hand on Halloween sounds.
This was an incredibly rewarding project that was challenging, fun, interesting, and educational—all the reasons I wanted to start with Arduino in the first place!
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