Cool portable sound board box using the Adafruit sound board. via Shawnee Union
Adafruit Sound Board Project
My goal for this project was to make a portable sound board. I ended up using the Adafruit sound board and a lot of their products. The hardest part of the build was actually designing the box. I needed to figure out how to use a laser cutter and making boxes on it required a lot of tinkering. If you’d like a copy of my box plans please let me know.
Here are the parts
2. Sound Board, get the 16mb version
4. Lipoly Backpack
5. Li-Ion Battery
A lot of the details are in the video but the things I wish I did different were to chain the ground wires together. I did it pretty inefficiently by trying to tie them all together. I also would of made the box a little longer to give more space for the buttons, it is rather tight.
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