By BRD 527
#4910665
I thought about buying one of those but went the cheep route and made my own lol I used a socket with a wood dowel jammed in it wraped in a split wire loom and glued it to the original :)

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By MikeS1
#4923983
Easy lighting upgrade using an Arduino on my github.

https://github.com/CountDeMonet/Arduino ... itMinimial

As with anything diy it gets more complex the more features you add. I'd suggest starting with the lights then add on.
Hey ! Thank you so much for all the source code ! You have done amazing work!

Quick question though, I'm want to use the libraries to just play the sound files straight from an sdcard through the ardurino.

Did you consider this? I didn't want to buy the additional sound board :) but I'm not sure about processing power. I was going to give it a shot anyways.

Also do you recommend two nanos now just for the bar graph? I was wondering how rabidprototypes designed there's using which looks like a four pin ribbon cable.

Thanks !
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By CountDeMonet
#4923989
You can certainly try to do that but one of the big issues is that i believe the arduino blocks while the file is playing and there is a lot of other things we're trying to do and we don't want anything blocking. There certainly are tricks you can do but in the end it's a headache so I chose to use a separate audio board. Here is an example of playing audio

https://www.arduino.cc/en/Tutorial/SimpleAudioPlayer

This is the thread on the full code http://www.gbfans.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=43273 and github https://github.com/CountDeMonet/ArduinoProtonPack
I ended up using only one arduino nano in my pack. You could probably switch to a mega and avoid the sx1509 all together. Would just need to update the mapping of the pins and remove the code for the sx1509. That's probably what I would do if I was building another one.

rabidprototypes looks to be using some integrated circuits to handle the bar graph. Specifically this is the chip for the led driver https://ams.com/as1115. Looks like a similar concept as the sx1509 we are using for the bargraph just in a smaller package and specifically designed to drive led's.
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By MikeS1
#4924103
You can certainly try to do that but one of the big issues is that i believe the arduino blocks while the file is playing and there is a lot of other things we're trying to do and we don't want anything blocking. There certainly are tricks you can do but in the end it's a headache so I chose to use a separate audio board. Here is an example of playing audio

https://www.arduino.cc/en/Tutorial/SimpleAudioPlayer

This is the thread on the full code http://www.gbfans.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=43273 and github https://github.com/CountDeMonet/ArduinoProtonPack
I ended up using only one arduino nano in my pack. You could probably switch to a mega and avoid the sx1509 all together. Would just need to update the mapping of the pins and remove the code for the sx1509. That's probably what I would do if I was building another one.

rabidprototypes looks to be using some integrated circuits to handle the bar graph. Specifically this is the chip for the led driver https://ams.com/as1115. Looks like a similar concept as the sx1509 we are using for the bargraph just in a smaller package and specifically designed to drive led's.
Yeah, looks like the PWM of the arduino is not that great. I could probably get by, but I probably want something better for quality. I like the SD card approach though.

Thanks so much again for your source code :) its a godsend.

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