Hi I am an art major at USD and have never used Arduino or any sort of programming. I am working on an installation for my Thesis project in which I'd like to have viewers control the playback of the music using a knob (that can stop, rewind, and fast forward the songs), and the music controls the playback of the video.
To put it simply, I want the viewer to control the music and the music to control the video playback. When the music plays, the video plays; when the music stops, the video stops.
Is this possible? What are the steps to be taken to accomplish this?
Any and all help is greatly appreciated!
Is this possible?
You need to add a lot more details, though.
using a knob (that can stop, rewind, and fast forward the songs)
The knobs in my house are connected to drawers, and are used to open and close them. Most of them are wood. One is ceramic. I haven't a clue how you could use them to stop, rewind, or fast-forward songs.
Assuming you meant potentiometer, but couldn't spell such a long word, you need to define what potentiometer reading, or range of readings, should start the music, what reading, or range of readings, should rewind, and what reading, or range of readings, should fast-forward the songs.
You need to explain what is going to be playing the song. By itself, the Arduino isn't.
and the music controls the playback of the video.
"controls" is so vague as to be meaningless. What is playing the video, and how is the music going to stop, rewind, or fast-forward the video?
For something like this, you will need an embedded Linux computer board (like a Raspberry Pi). Arduinos are not powerful enough to do heavy audio or video processing.
I have literally no experience with Arduino, I have only recently heard of it; so my question is:
Is there a way to program the arduino to start, stop, rewind/fast forward music being played from a media player, that is connected to a speaker, using a button or knob? (Rewinding and fast forwarding not necessary to project but would help)
I can describe what I want to happen:
I want the viewer to press a button that starts or stops a media player playing music. The noise from the music in turn starts or stops the media player playing the video, that is connected to a Projector via HDMI or VGA (Preferably HDMI); when sound sound decibels reach a certain point, the media player will play the video.
One thing I know I will need to use for HDMI displays is the Raspberry Pi.