I’m very new to the forums and the Arduino platform, however am a practiced engineer looking to get into the hobby. Thus the entry level project I want to undertake.
I want to be able to play three different sounds (.wav or mp3) over an 8ohm (or similar) speaker based on which doorbell button was pressed. The programming in C looks simple enough after I troubleshoot the buttons and debouncing. The issue I’m having is which MP3/.WAV shield to purchase… the one from sparkfun doesn’t have built in amplification… and the others look to be kits I have to solder together! Has anyone else built a project like this? Any particular shield have a better library of code (to help in the programming)?
I found a commercially available product that has all the functions I am looking for (plus some added capabilities). It’s called the Large Home Automator (model DYB2200) made by BCS Ideas for $185.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!