Hello to all from a very old but new to Arduino and programming in general. Please bear with me as I get my feet wet and perhaps even help me come up with a solution to a simple???? problem. I have in my care an electronic carillon which uses endless tape cartridges. In the mode it is used in it plays 2 tunes from the tape and stops. On the next clock contact closure it plays the next 2 tunes on the tape. The tape player is getting ready to expire and some key parts are not available any longer. We have a rather extensive library of tape cartridges and the office help simply plug in the correct one for the liturgical season. Everyone is happy with this simple approach.
I've made some repairs to the tape transport and expect it to work for a while. Meanwhile I have copied the cartridges to individual compact disks and investigated modifying a CD player to replace the tape. Simple contact closures do start and stop and play as well as track selection. The CDs have their contents divided into tracks of 2 tunes each separated by markers. On command from a clock with pin actuated contacts,the cd player will play whatever track is selected and stop. On the next clock pulse it will repeat that selection (2 tunes) and stop again. The only way I can get the player to advance to the next number on the playlist is to reprogram the CD player to the next player program number. This requires clearing the program. Resetting it to the next and playing. In all it takes 5 sequential pulses to make this happen.
Can any one out there determine whether or not Arduinos are suited to performing this sequence of events and suggest a block diagram describing the setup?
Thanks in advance
Churchbells (AKA BillG)