I’m know programming and have dabbled in electronics, but new to Arduino-type stuff. I’ve been asked to make a crazy golf hole that plays sounds. The ball will drop into the top of a box, roll down several gutters, before coming out the bottom. On the way it needs to trigger three different predetermined sounds.
I got a proof of concept working using a windows laptop with a Makey Makey (which is a small usb-powered board that mimics key presses via crocodile clips - Makey Makey). I used cardboard flaps hit by the ball to connect the makey makey circuit to trigger each keypress and Processing code to get the sound files to play. However I’m a bit clueless about making the actual thing.
This is what I need it to
- run off a battery
- be able to play at least 3 different sounds loud enough to surprise people!
- be triggered by somehow by a ball rolling down a bit of guttering
- be easy to set up / turn off because someone else will be setting up and packing it up many times over several weeks.
- be somewhat weatherproof (it will be enclosed, but there may be moisture)
Browsing the Spark Fun site I thought this looked possible:
Would that do the job do you think?
And if so, any advice about batteries, speakers, sensors/buttons to use with it?
Any help very much appreciated.