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majenko

For some time now I have been designing the new WavePro shield for the Arduino.



Simply, it is a shield with a dsPIC33FT128GP802 microcontroller on it linked to an SD card.

The firmware on the dsPIC reads WAV files from the SD card, and plays them through its internal audio DAC.

It also has rudimentary recording abilities.

It can play WAV files up to 48KHz 16 bit stereo at a nice high quality.

The project has reached the stage now where I need people "in the field" to test it and feed back to me their ideas and experience with it.

So, I am looking for a couple of willing beta testers to try out a board and experiment with it.

I won't give these out to just anyone though. I am looking for a couple of people who:

1. Are willing to spend time testing the board and feed back their findings to me.
2. Have the ability to program a dsPIC chip (using a pickit2 or pickit3, etc).
3. Have a good grasp of digital and analogue electronics.
4. Can perform modifications to predominantly SMD based boards.
5. Have good knowledge of the WAV file and its structure.

If you are interested, please PM me telling me why you think you should be considered for this beta program.
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majenko

*Bump*

C'mon guys, someone here must want a free high quality WAV playing shield to play with...
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codlink

Looks like you want a few "professional" testers that specialize in just one area.  There might be a few here...  But, maybe not...

I am working on an audio project that I could possibly use your shield.  

1. Have plenty of time for testing and could give some feedback.
2. Could learn
3. I am not a genius with Digital or Analog, but I know the difference.
4. I can do that.
5. I have worked with WAV before...

As far as testing, obviously it works, but what are you looking to get out of it being tested?  Better quality sound, easy set-up, bugs, etc..?
//LiNK

majenko

You don't need to be professional, no.

Just willing to spend some time playing with it and let me know what you think - but most importantly have the ability to upload new versions of the firmware to the dsPIC on the shield.  That means you need at least a pickit2 or better hardware programmer.

There should be no need to do any hardware mods, but at this stage who can tell for sure?

And by knowing the WAV format, I mean being able to create and edit WAV files in various formats for testing of the different features and settings.  You don't need intimate knowledge of the internals of the file format.
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Nantonos


C'mon guys, someone here must want a free high quality WAV playing shield to play with...


The set of people who would like a WAV sheild to play with and the set of people who are competent PIC programmers and skilled SMD solder/reworkers may be disjoint.

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