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Play music on a speaker payload-anyone ever do it?

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Shacky, Aug 30, 2016.

  1. Shacky

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    I have this silly desire to play music from a speaker from my drone. Maybe helicopter sounds, the music from Apocalypse Now or maybe Griegs Morning Suite. Am I an outlier on this?

    BTW, mostly, I like to take videos and pictures, but I thought this might be fun.
     
  2. Amigorick

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    I would be concerned with the magnet on the speaker. It could screw with your compass .


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  3. Shacky

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    Excellent point-thanks for mentioning it.
     
  4. sjp0eqt

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    You could use:
    Small MP3 player --> Like this
    1 or 2 small speakers --> Like this

    I would keep the little speakers away from the compass.
     
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  7. MILLER4PRESIDENT2020

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    I have this desire to mount my 250w laser on my drone. The problem is you cannot run the laser for more than a minute at a time otherwise it will overheat, so that is a very short flight. I need someone to build me a remote switch that I can solder into the laser so that I can turn it off and on from a distance and not have it overheat.
     
  8. MILLER4PRESIDENT2020

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    it cant be that hard to find a cheap switch that I can wire in between a battery that is able to be controlled with some sort of remote signal???? But I dont know even where to look or what frequency could control it?
     
  9. N017RW

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    250W??? Are you sure?
    Sounds dangerous.


    Class IV for CW operation starts at 500mW.
     
  10. MILLER4PRESIDENT2020

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    Sorry I must have meant 250 mW. There must be some sort of device that I can take the laser out of its housing and solder the remote controlled on off switch between one of the battery wires and the laser. Something like a garage door opener or a remote car start switch that transmits a simple on/off signal, however it would need to be able to do it over a greater distance.
     
  11. N017RW

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    If you're talking output power (vs. electrical consumption) it's still very very dangerous.
    Permanent eye damage in mS.