What does the Fox say? See n' say

This see n' say incorrectly teaches what a fox says.

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I replaced the electronics of a see n' say with an arduino and mp3 shield. It now plays random clips from the song "The Fox" by Ylvis.

"What does the fox say?"  I've liked that stupid song ever since my nieces played it for me.  I thought it would be funny to make the weird sounds into a see n' say.

The electronics and code are very basic.

What challenged me the most was actually making new stickers for it.  The fancy photo editing software I bought doesn't have curved text.  The free version of Draftsight doesn't have curved text.  Solidworks to the rescue.

I may improve this project later.  I would use a smaller Arduino and shield to make room for a battery.


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Replacement sticker.

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  • 1 × Adafruit METRO 328 Arduino
  • 1 × Adafruit Music Maker MP3 Shield
  • 1 × Speaker I used a 3 watt 4 ohm speaker from a cheap bluetooth speaker.
  • 1 × Fisher Price World of Animals See N' Say
  • 1 × Cable Short length of 4 conductor cable from your drawer of random lengths of wire. (I know you have one. Don't deny it.)

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    Wait until a week before the extended deadline before planning a project.

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    Prepare the See N' Say.

    Use a Dremel to remove the battery box and stand offs in the case.  I removed more than I needed with plans to use the entire bluetooth speaker and a battery.  I ran out of room and time.  So, I opted to wire the speaker directly to the shield and power with a usb cable.

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    Step 3

    Hot glue a button into the case where the handle will strike it at full travel.  Also hot glue the new speaker in place of the old one.

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Dan Maloney wrote 09/06/2019 at 18:06 point

BTW, this is what the fox says:

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Dan Maloney wrote 09/06/2019 at 18:05 point

See and Says were so much cooler when they were mechanical. Electronics just makes it too easy. But, great job modifying it!

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muttonchopsjoe wrote 09/07/2019 at 01:01 point

A mechanical mod would be a fun challenge.

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Øystein wrote 09/02/2019 at 11:48 point

What a perfectly useless thing! gave me a good laugh. Have a wonderful day! Greetings from Norway.

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muttonchopsjoe wrote 09/03/2019 at 03:04 point

Thank you.  I had fun with it.

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