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TheRealTonyStark

Member Since: October 17, 2010

Country: United States

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Bio

I’m a Math student on route to becoming a teacher, and have recently realized my aptitude for designing and building fully-functional costumes.

Programming Languages

Visual Basic, C++

Universities

Lakehead University, Thunder Bay

  • So… this product is amazing. Just hooked it up, did some test runs for its limits. So far, I’ve been able to detect my finger’s presence through EIGHT MILLIMETERS of plastic. Oh, and did I mention that it’s actually two separate pieces of 4mm thick plastic? Yeah. Phenomenal.

  • That’s hilarious! Great to hear!

  • Excellent video Jeff. Cleared up a few questions I had of my own. As for what I’d like to see a video on in the future - how about XBee communication / WiFi? I’m sure it’s pretty straightforward, but I’m sure a video from you guys would make it that much easier to learn. Thanks for doing these!

  • That was excellent work Sparkfun. :) The videos you guys create always keep me entertained. :D

  • Here in its natural habitat, a rare specimen attempts to attract a mate by creating a pungent aroma. Little does he know, the life of a Lumberjack Pilot is usually a solitary one.

  • Hopefully this helps you, and anyone else attempting to use this module with an Arduino. It has been a long and winding road, but I’ve finally got it down. First, ensure you have a SanDisk or Samsung or other reliable brand 2GB (or less, but good luck finding them) micro SD card. If you are using Windows 7 as I am, you may find that there is no option to format the card with FAT 16. So, I recommend downloading the free software from SD Card Software . I’m not sure what it does differently, but it finally made my module work!

    Also, I’ve uploaded an image of how to connect an Arduino Pro Mini 3.3V to the module (and to a Sparkfun Mono Audio Amplifier), but it should be helpful for any Arduino: Arduino to Audio Sound Module

    Lastly, I use WavePad Sound Editor to convert my .mp3 or .wav files to the appropriate wave settings (22050 Hz, 16 Bit, Mono), and ensure your sound file is at least 1 second in length, as the software to convert to .ad4 seems to crash if the sound file is less than 1 second.

    And, as bboyho mentioned above, the code from Arduino Code for Audio Sound Module works perfectly with this unit. Hope this is helpful!

  • Will you have just the adxl362 available without the board?

  • Is there any way you guys can get any more awesome???

  • Has anyone had success wiring one of these to an Arduino? I’ve found a few forums online for similar modules, even some that provide a sample library. But, I’ve been trying for over 6 weeks to get this working, to no avail.

  • OMG - THANK YOU. I’ve broken so many glass reed switches, I was ready to start implanting magnets in my finger tips to trigger my devices. THANK YOU!!!!