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CircuitPython and Feather to remotely play sound
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CircuitPython and Feather to remotely play sound

by Skkaw on Wed Jul 21, 2021 4:06 pm

Hello!

I’m new to using the Circuit Python, Feather m0 Bluefruit LE and/or prop-maker feather wing and I’m hoping someone can provide feedback or advise on my intended project.

Can anyone provide advise or feedback on using Circuit Python, Feather m0 Bluefruit LE and prop-maker feather wing (or something similar) to play sound?

I am planning a cosplay build to play sound from my helmet by (hopefully) touching two or more fingers together on a glove (same hand). I was hoping to do this wirelessly, e.g., there would be no wire between my glove and my helmet (where sound would output from) but I’m also open to running a long wire from my glove through the sleeve of my costume and to connect with a receiving wire in my helmet (for the sound). I thought the Circuit Python, Feather m0 Bluefruit LE and/or prop-maker feather wing could do this but I’m still fuzzy on the details and would appreciate any feedback. For example, if anyone can provide advise or direct me to a related tutorial online that could point me in the right direction I’d be grateful.

For background, I do have some prior Python and electronics experience. Just not that much with adafruit products (yet :) ).

I look forward to feedback! Thanks very much!

Cheers
Skkaw

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Re: CircuitPython and Feather to remotely play sound

by mikeysklar on Thu Jul 22, 2021 5:54 pm

Skkaw,

We have a few examples of doing most of what you are suggesting with the propmaker and FeatherM0 BLE with CircuitPython. It might make sense for you to try building some of these guides even without the 3D print side to get used to the hookup and code.

https://learn.adafruit.com/ble-darksaber-propmaker
https://learn.adafruit.com/munny-lamp
https://learn.adafruit.com/adafruit-pro ... cuitpython

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Re: CircuitPython and Feather to remotely play sound

by Skkaw on Fri Jul 23, 2021 6:17 pm

Got it! I have a more specific question:

Is there a way to wirelessly (I assume through Bluetooth BLE) connect two FeatherM0 BLE via circuit Python? Again, I’d like to use my glove (FeatherM0 BLE #1) to wirelessly play a sound via my helmet (FeatherM0 BLE #2 + propmaker feather).

I did check the tutorials out bit I didn’t see anything similar to the above?

Thanks!

Cheers,
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Re: CircuitPython and Feather to remotely play sound

by mikeysklar on Mon Jul 26, 2021 1:50 pm

@Skkaw,

I see your point about the guides I have listed not providing the type of example you hope to create.

Using your glove BLE controller to send a bluetooth signal to your helmet BLE controller to play a sound through the propmaker should be pretty straight forward with CircuitPython. I would recommend getting comfortable getting the glove to helmet connection using the BLE UART example we provide:

https://learn.adafruit.com/circuitpytho ... rt-example

See the ble_uart_echo* files.

https://github.com/adafruit/Adafruit_Ci ... n/examples

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