I would love to do this, I have been documenting the whole process, and I would be more than willing to share it all, as well as the final code and any other information folks would find helpful. You all have been super helpful, and supportive during this project, and several others I have undertaken in the past few months.
I had another question about using the ADXL335.http://www.adafruit.com/products/163
I have it attached to the Arduino Micro, and I loaded up the calibration sketch. I can see that the motion is registered, but what I can't figure out is how to translate this into some sort of return, or threshold to trigger an event. What I want to do is have the soundboard trigger a "Slashing" sound when the sword is moved in any direction in a deliberate fashion.
The full function I am trying to accomplish is a sound on start-up, sounds on motion, which all look highly possible reading the VS1053 documentation.
The other question I have is if it is possible to trigger a sound on shut-down, I am not sure if this is possible, or how I could best trigger a sound on both start-up and shutdown. would it be possible if the unit was powered, but start-up and shutdown were triggered by a button push such as from a toggle or maybe one of your push button breakout boards such as this one?http://www.adafruit.com/blog/2013/06/07/new-product-adafruit-push-button-power-switch-breakout/