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Re: tick-tock sound
Max The Magnificent   8/25/2014 6:09:38 PM
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@mhrackin: They're about the top of the food chain price-wise but excellent food.  Hope you're REALLY hungry!

I am REALLY hungry ... now (armed with your info), I'm hoping that someone else picks up the bill LOL

PS I've been looking at their online menu -- I'm drooling over my keyboad -- I hope you can get smaller portions of multiple types of meat, because I'm soooo tempted by the picahna, cordeiro, and linguica (to name but a few)!

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Re: tick-tock sound
mhrackin   8/25/2014 5:52:33 PM
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It IS a chain with units all over the US in major cities; I guess Huntsville isn't one!  They're about the top of the food chain price-wise but excellent food.  Hope you're REALLY hungry!

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Re: tick-tock sound
Max The Magnificent   8/25/2014 5:50:27 PM
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@mhrackin: Are you on your way to dinner in Brazil?

I'm literally poised to walk out of the door -- I'm going out with a couple of the conference organizers to a Brazilian Steakhouse called Fogo de Chao – I looked it up on the web (it might be a chain) and the food sounds fantastic (www-DOT-fogodechao-DOT-com-DOT-br)

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Re: Yes, you could probably sell this....
Max The Magnificent   8/25/2014 5:47:31 PM
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@GSKrasle: Just use something like a tack hammer and record the sound.  I suspect some of the other (eerie) effects can be found on the internet in appropriate formats.

I'll be more than happy to make any plans and any code freely available. I'm already planning a blog on how to control the meters from the MCU (in general terms) -- then later blogs can have the code I use for the clock.

One thing you have made me think about is that the code should be written in such a way as to facilitate swapping one meter for another (this might be trickier than you think if the meters have a non-linear resoponse ... hmm, food for thought :-)

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Re: tick-tock sound
mhrackin   8/25/2014 5:47:30 PM
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Are you on your way to dinner in Brazil?  Churrascaria?  They may have a different kind of bacon. you know!

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Re: tick-tock sound
Max The Magnificent   8/25/2014 5:43:28 PM
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@mhrackin: Just use something like a tack hammer and record the sound.  I suspect some of the other (eerie) effects can be found on the internet in appropriate formats.

There are a wealth of free soundclips that you can download in MP3 format -- and, as you say, I coudl record my own.

I've been thinking about this a lot -- maybe when I grt back from Brazil I'll write another blog with my thoughts on the effects I could use along side various operating modes...

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graunching and straining
GSKrasle   8/25/2014 2:55:42 PM
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Tardis.

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Yes, you could probably sell this....
GSKrasle   8/25/2014 11:50:35 AM
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It would be perfectly reasonable to sell these, or kits, or partial kits. You could even sell the design/code, either to DIYers or to somebody like 'Spirit of St. Louis' (Look them up: linkage is disableized here). I have several of their things, and they're cool, except a little flimsy (the paper scale on the pop-up dial for the alarm-clock peels, and the bank of mechanically-linked switches [and the antenna] is broken on the CD Boom Box). But the 'Field Telephone' is the only reason I still have a land-line.

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Re: tick-tock sound
mhrackin   8/25/2014 11:47:57 AM
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Well, if you're going to use an audio format (mp3 etc) you could STILL use the box.  Just use something like a tack hammer and record the sound.  I suspect some of the other (eerie) effects can be found on the internet in appropriate formats.  Some folks use these for ring tones!

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Re: tick-tock sound
Max The Magnificent   8/25/2014 10:15:21 AM
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@Tloose: Use a solenoid to strike the inside of the wooden box to make an authentic sound...

That's not a bad idea -- but I also want to have other sounds, like on the hour the sound of (rusty) clockwork graunching and straining and then letting loose with a release sound as the hour meter flips over to the next hour...

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