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Old 09-26-2012, 11:51 AM
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VEX Cortex Speaker plays 8-bit Nyan Cat Full Song

Hey guys! I was reading through some old posts about VEX Speakers:

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The real question... can it play this??? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fw7mE2tF9Ck
The answer is yes it can: :-)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqq6Ird20rs


Team 101 also did a vex speaker nyan cat video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vphJdh4tdlY

Technical:
I used Sound Recorder (sndrec32.exe) on Windows XP to convert the sound files (there were several small clips) to a format that the Cortex likes:
1. Open Sound Recorder (Hit the Windows key, type Sound Recorder, and click the resulting link or hit enter)
2. Open the sound clip you want to convert
3. Click File, Save As
4. By "Format:" click Change...
5. Format can stay on PCM, but under Attributes, select 8.000 kHz, 8 Bit, Mono 7kb/sec (usually the top option)
6. Click Ok, type a file name, then hit save.
You can use RobotC's file management (Robot Menu, Advanced Tools, File Management) to download the newly created .wav files to the Cortex.
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Old 09-26-2012, 12:20 PM
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you just made my day. Thanks!
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Old 09-26-2012, 04:37 PM
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Re: VEX Cortex Speaker plays 8-bit Nyan Cat Full Song

Woah!!! But how big is that file??? Does it fit on the cortex while it has all the program in it???
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Re: VEX Cortex Speaker plays 8-bit Nyan Cat Full Song

... Brilliant.
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Re: VEX Cortex Speaker plays 8-bit Nyan Cat Full Song

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Woah!!! But how big is that file??? Does it fit on the cortex while it has all the program in it???
Yes, it all fits (sounds and program) with a bit of room to spare on the cortex. :-)
It totals around 206kb.
See if you can figure out how, and then I'll tell you if you're right.
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Re: VEX Cortex Speaker plays 8-bit Nyan Cat Full Song

Off topic question.

Do you plan on attending Wildstang Regional? Hope to see you there!
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Re: VEX Cortex Speaker plays 8-bit Nyan Cat Full Song

looks like it is going to be hard to focus when driving this year...
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Re: VEX Cortex Speaker plays 8-bit Nyan Cat Full Song

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Originally Posted by Simmons 2.0 View Post
Hey guys! I was reading through some old posts about VEX Speakers:



The answer is yes it can: :-)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqq6Ird20rs


Team 101 also did a vex speaker nyan cat video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vphJdh4tdlY

Technical:
I used Sound Recorder (sndrec32.exe) on Windows XP to convert the sound files (there were several small clips) to a format that the Cortex likes:
1. Open Sound Recorder (Hit the Windows key, type Sound Recorder, and click the resulting link or hit enter)
2. Open the sound clip you want to convert
3. Click File, Save As
4. By "Format:" click Change...
5. Format can stay on PCM, but under Attributes, select 8.000 kHz, 8 Bit, Mono 7kb/sec (usually the top option)
6. Click Ok, type a file name, then hit save.
You can use RobotC's file management (Robot Menu, Advanced Tools, File Management) to download the newly created .wav files to the Cortex.
So like I did all this, but I got a 45 second clip down to 400 kb :/ I guess you just had nyan cat on a loop
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Re: VEX Cortex Speaker plays 8-bit Nyan Cat Full Song

So glad my team doesn't have to have that distraction. But my kids might just get a crazy idea. Annoying-bot!!!!

So sorry if thats insulting to you. it was not intended as such.
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