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Postby PM2017 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:18 pm

How are people planning on doing the recording while still getting the single battery bonus?
(I'm thinking of finding a way to attach wires to the recorder, where there would normally be the battery.)
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Re: Final Action

Postby andrew lorino » Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:22 pm

PM2017 wrote:How are people planning on doing the recording while still getting the single battery bonus?
(I'm thinking of finding a way to attach wires to the recorder, where there would normally be the battery.)


We found some chips online that you can record a message on and have it activated by light (used for stationery).

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Re: Final Action

Postby Kyanite » Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:03 am

PM2017 wrote:How are people planning on doing the recording while still getting the single battery bonus?
(I'm thinking of finding a way to attach wires to the recorder, where there would normally be the battery.)


Could use a phonograph
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Re: Final Action

Postby Snarknado » Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:50 pm

Kyanite wrote:
PM2017 wrote:How are people planning on doing the recording while still getting the single battery bonus?
(I'm thinking of finding a way to attach wires to the recorder, where there would normally be the battery.)


Could use a phonograph

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Re: Final Action

Postby andrew lorino » Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:32 pm

Kyanite wrote:
PM2017 wrote:How are people planning on doing the recording while still getting the single battery bonus?
(I'm thinking of finding a way to attach wires to the recorder, where there would normally be the battery.)


Could use a phonograph


Or a trained parrot. ;)

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Re: Final Action

Postby ScottMaurer19 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:39 pm

andrew lorino wrote:
Kyanite wrote:
PM2017 wrote:How are people planning on doing the recording while still getting the single battery bonus?
(I'm thinking of finding a way to attach wires to the recorder, where there would normally be the battery.)


Could use a phonograph


Or a trained parrot. ;)

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Re: Final Action

Postby Kyanite » Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:14 pm

ScottMaurer19 wrote:
andrew lorino wrote:
Kyanite wrote:
Could use a phonograph


Or a trained parrot. ;)

*nut rolls down track to cage* "The End"


I was thinking on hiring a kid to hide under the table and whisper the end.
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Re: Final Action

Postby Snarknado » Sat Dec 09, 2017 6:09 am

PM2017 wrote:How are people planning on doing the recording while still getting the single battery bonus?
(I'm thinking of finding a way to attach wires to the recorder, where there would normally be the battery.)

I believe you should be able to just attach a larger battery to your recorder. At an invitational last Saturday I ended up using a single 9V battery to power mine, even though it was designed to run on two AA batteries in series. However, you may want to be cautious, especially if it's a more expensive/fragile device, as you could potentially damage it.

You could try to use resistors to lower the voltage in the system, but lacking the time or patience to integrate such as solution, I directly connected my 9V at the cost of temporarily losing the recorder's display, but luckily didn't lose the recorder functionality.

Kyanite wrote:Could use a phonograph

While I made a roast attempt on Kyanite earlier, you could use an non-digital format of audio, but I think a tape player or vinyl record player would probably work better than a phonograph, but ultimately you'd still face the same issues with power as you would with a digital media player that would be much easier to work with.
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Re: Final Action

Postby Kyanite » Sat Dec 09, 2017 6:17 pm

Snarknado wrote:
PM2017 wrote:How are people planning on doing the recording while still getting the single battery bonus?
(I'm thinking of finding a way to attach wires to the recorder, where there would normally be the battery.)

I believe you should be able to just attach a larger battery to your recorder. At an invitational last Saturday I ended up using a single 9V battery to power mine, even though it was designed to run on two AA batteries in series. However, you may want to be cautious, especially if it's a more expensive/fragile device, as you could potentially damage it.

You could try to use resistors to lower the voltage in the system, but lacking the time or patience to integrate such as solution, I directly connected my 9V at the cost of temporarily losing the recorder's display, but luckily didn't lose the recorder functionality.

Kyanite wrote:Could use a phonograph

While I made a roast attempt on Kyanite earlier, you could use an non-digital format of audio, but I think a tape player or vinyl record player would probably work better than a phonograph, but ultimately you'd still face the same issues with power as you would with a digital media player that would be much easier to work with.


Perhaps, but using a falling weight to turn a phonograph would be relatively easy, only issue is how quiet phonographs are.
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Re: Final Action

Postby antigem » Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:40 pm

andrew lorino wrote:
PM2017 wrote:How are people planning on doing the recording while still getting the single battery bonus?
(I'm thinking of finding a way to attach wires to the recorder, where there would normally be the battery.)


We found some chips online that you can record a message on and have it activated by light (used for stationery).


Where did you find those? I might have to try that if my original idea doesn't work
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Re: Final Action

Postby andrew lorino » Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:19 pm

antigem wrote:
andrew lorino wrote:
PM2017 wrote:How are people planning on doing the recording while still getting the single battery bonus?
(I'm thinking of finding a way to attach wires to the recorder, where there would normally be the battery.)


We found some chips online that you can record a message on and have it activated by light (used for stationery).


Where did you find those? I might have to try that if my original idea doesn't work


Amazon? I think? I also just thought of those toy microphones that can record a sample.

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Re: Final Action

Postby Snarknado » Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:40 pm

andrew lorino wrote:
antigem wrote:
andrew lorino wrote:
We found some chips online that you can record a message on and have it activated by light (used for stationery).


Where did you find those? I might have to try that if my original idea doesn't work


Amazon? I think? I also just thought of those toy microphones that can record a sample.

How about a Furby in your box? 8-)
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Re: Final Action

Postby andrew lorino » Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:09 pm

Snarknado wrote:
andrew lorino wrote:
antigem wrote:
Where did you find those? I might have to try that if my original idea doesn't work


Amazon? I think? I also just thought of those toy microphones that can record a sample.

How about a Furby in your box? 8-)


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Re: Final Action

Postby Kyanite » Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:47 pm

Snarknado wrote:
andrew lorino wrote:
antigem wrote:
Where did you find those? I might have to try that if my original idea doesn't work


Amazon? I think? I also just thought of those toy microphones that can record a sample.

How about a Furby in your box? 8-)


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