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April 29, 2013 AT 6:48 pm

PANdora’s Box

The PAN management box outside and inside

From the Adafruit Foru, uberhund writes:

The PANdora Box can send one of 16 messages selected by the brass knob connected to a rotary encoder in the center of the base section. The smoky plex allows the various parts within to be seen, aided by an LED strip light of variable color and intensity, and mirrors on the interior walls. Wacky button sounds are played by the Wav shield as the user rotates the brass knob through each message. Pressing the brass knob instructs an Arduino to send the selected Wav file name across the PAN to the remote listeners which then find and play the Wav file, with, or sometimes without, a preamble. The preamble can be selected from a list appropriate to the message, such as creaky doors, or impersonations. The message itself is usually something useful (but not always) like Kids, please take out the garbage.

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The manic doorbell, on the left, and the snarky oven on the right with warning label “Caution. Oven can be somewhat condescending”

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