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FX Sound Board can't see files from mega board
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FX Sound Board can't see files from mega board

by millbill73 on Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:04 pm

I have the 16BMB FX sound board. I wired it to my Arduino Mega board as examples show. I know the example was a UNO and I made the code and wiring changes as needed. When the code runs I see everything I should see. I can run the utility commands like change volume and reset the card. I see the red led flash when it resets. All looks fine, but I can't see any files I loaded or the original T00 file. I loaded several WAV files from my PC via the USB port. It all looks good from the USB port. So I have no clue what else to try other then get a replacement. Any ideas? I bought this a month ago from MicoCenter.

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Re: FX Sound Board can't see files from mega board

by adafruit_support_mike on Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:33 am

Post a photo showing your hardware and connections and we'll take a look. 800x600 images usually work best.

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Re: FX Sound Board can't see files from mega board

by millbill73 on Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:51 pm

Mega wiring.jpeg
Here is the picture of the wiring you asked for
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Re: FX Sound Board can't see files from mega board

by millbill73 on Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:55 pm

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Re: FX Sound Board can't see files from mega board

by millbill73 on Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:58 pm

files seen from usb.jpeg
as seen from usb
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Re: FX Sound Board can't see files from mega board

by adafruit_support_mike on Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:11 am

The FX Board's firmware needs to see filenames in 8.3 format: 12345678.EXT

Is the Windows file listing just hiding the extensions?

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Re: FX Sound Board can't see files from mega board

by millbill73 on Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:51 am

Yes is it. Note in the Type column two files are .wav and the other is the original file that was preloaded on the board.

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Re: FX Sound Board can't see files from mega board

by millbill73 on Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:35 am

Just to similarly things, I wired the sound board this morning to my UNO using the on line tutorial on your web site. The results were same. The utility commands work but can't list or play any files. Sure acts like a defective board to me. I will let you decide. Thanks.

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Re: FX Sound Board can't see files from mega board

by adafruit_support_mike on Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:49 am

Yeah, something is going wrong there.

Send a note containing a link to this page and your order number to support!@adafruit.com. The folks there will get you a replacement FX Board.

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Re: FX Sound Board can't see files from mega board

by millbill73 on Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:57 am

The replacement sound boad is working great, thanks.

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Re: FX Sound Board can't see files from mega board

by elli on Thu Dec 12, 2019 12:08 pm

Hi there, is there a way of triggering another track whilst one is playing on the audio fx sound board? I seem to either have to wait for one to end or use toggle. I really want tracks to be triggered on request. Many thanks Elliot

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Re: FX Sound Board can't see files from mega board

by adafruit_support_mike on Fri Dec 13, 2019 2:04 am

The HOLD and LATCH triggers can be interrupted in the middle of a track.

The HOLD trigger keeps playing the track as long as you hold that trigger pin low, and stops as soon as you release that pin or pull another one low. The LATCH trigger starts playing the track when you pull it low the first time, and stops playing when you pull it low the second time. If you pull any other trigger pin low, the FX Board will stop playing the LATCHed track and play the new one immediately.

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Re: FX Sound Board can't see files from mega board

by elli on Sat Dec 14, 2019 9:22 am

adafruit_support_mike wrote:The HOLD and LATCH triggers can be interrupted in the middle of a track.

The HOLD trigger keeps playing the track as long as you hold that trigger pin low, and stops as soon as you release that pin or pull another one low. The LATCH trigger starts playing the track when you pull it low the first time, and stops playing when you pull it low the second time. If you pull any other trigger pin low, the FX Board will stop playing the LATCHed track and play the new one immediately.



that is great. Thank you

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Re: FX Sound Board can't see files from mega board

by millbill73 on Mon Dec 16, 2019 2:47 pm

Your questions are about using trigger leads to play songs. I'm using it in the serial port mode. Again the problem was you can load song files and see them from the USB but not when using it in the serial controlled mode.

The new one works great. Thanks again for the replacement.

I have another post about a compass board I ordered from Adafruit. Please look at it sometime. I have had no replies from anybody.

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