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Controlling Audio with Arduino

The open source Arduino microcontroller has good future of the ability to control audio. The price of Arduino and this ability to control certainly raises my eyebrows. Currently, there is development work to be done for these items to become off the shelf components that anyone could insert into an animatronics project. There are a few shields available for controlling audio with the Arduino.

Sparkfun Electronics - MP3 Player Shield (retail $39.95 US)

Rogue Robotics - rMP3 Playback Module (retail $64.99 CAD)

Adafruit - Wave Shield (retail $22.00 US)

Since shields are stackable, one of these shields would allow the Arduino microcontroller to control a small animatronics show in conjunction with a servo control shield.