I'm coming from programming, very new to electronics.
I need help getting usuable data from an analogRead of an electret microphone (or condenser mic, even).
I've seen threads on here discussing this, but there are assumptions made in the explanations that themselves need explanations for someone with little experience.
Also, a popular thread that discusses using a mic has links to a forum that not longer exists. The links that do work go to an audio project that is well outside what I want to do. Do not need or want full-on real-time audio-processing, and I know that there must be a way to get simple microphone data because I see the projects people make, though they do not provide instructions on how to copy their efforts.
I was wondering if it was possible for someone to post a simple schematic with clear labels on the basic components needed to pull in usuable data from an electret mic.
Ya know, Arduino+Microphone for Dummies. A simple bit of code would be nice, too. :)
I've been reading all sorts of books and pdfs to get my head around some of the concepts. Been buying capacitors and resistors, pots and op amps, trying all sorts of configurations, but it's just not clicking for me. Btw, I do not have a 'scope.
Other projects I've found are too complex, outside my ken, and even then they'll often fail to provide a schematic and simply show photos of their breadboard taken at obfuscating angles. There are some schematics that say 'here is how to do it' and though I match everything onto the breadboard and the arduino, the only results I get in the Serial Monitor are a serious of numbers that do not fluctuate except slightly. Either all are 71-72, or 348-349, or 936-937, etc. Sounds do not make them change.
I've been beating my head against the wall, and finally broke down to risk ridicule and scorn by begging for help in the forums.