I put together my first shield and it appears to be working (sorta). I have figured out the whole SD card thing and have managed the whole library thing so I can upload sketches to my arduino (UNO) with no errors. When I load the unmodified PiSpeakHC.pde and run it instead of the numbers I get a series of short hiss sounds (all the same). Does that sound like a hardware problem or a software one?
adafruit_support wrote:Your DAC (IC2) is installed backwards. You must align the notched end with the one on the silkscreen.
Otherwise a fairly decent job huh? I have just learned that unsoldering is really difficult. I shall be ordering another shield post haste! Thanks for the help. At least I learned something today, and that's the point isn't it?
I just got the replacement waveshield, followed the instructions completely this time, and it works perfectly. Don't I get some sort of badge for this? Very cool. Thanks for the very helpful forum support, and wonderful on-line instructions. Next challenge. . . hooking up the rfid antenna.