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HALP! Wave Shield n00b issue
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Re: HALP! Wave Shield n00b issue

by hughie_san on Tue May 07, 2019 11:48 pm

Hi there,

really appreciate the response! I should confirm, I'm not exactly looking for a 'step up' from the wave shield but actually to just simplify and reduce cost of the build if possible. It seems like these boards could do that by consolidating the amp and audio player in to one board though, I guess. So I would obviously be writing from a whole new library but are you saying these would be capable of achieving the same outcome (with the same physical configuration) as I achieved using the wave shield?

Also, is there a more cost effective micro-processor to use in this application. As mentioned, I'm currently using an Uno. It made for a neat option when using the wave shield but I'm very open to changing it up if it means I can save on cash and even real estate.

Thanks again!

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Re: HALP! Wave Shield n00b issue

by adafruit_support_bill on Wed May 08, 2019 6:32 am

The MusicMaker has the potential for higher quality - and stereo sound. It is also available in a smaller form-factor than the Wave Shield. But you would need to weigh that against what is likely to turn into a somewhat more challenging software task.

To save cost over the UNO, have a look at the Metro 328:

And if you go the MusicMaker route, there is the Feather 32U4:

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