It’s been a month since my last post about my Arduino music player and remote. This is a music system geared towards performers, like magicians, ventriloquists, jugglers and the like who perform a one man/woman show and need an easy way to queue up and play music and sounds. It uses two packet radio Arduino devices, one that stores the music on an SD card and is hooked up to a speaker system, and the other that provides buttons and a display that controls the music. The project has been coming along nicely since my last post, and I am quite pleased with the results so far. Since the last post, i have made significant software improvements and also created a 3D printed case for the remote. I also informally tested the range of the remote, which uses packet radio to communicate with the base receiver. My test showed a range of about 250 feet with an unobstructed view. In comparison, Bluetooth’s unobstructed range is about 33 feet.
Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.