- 1 The Idea
- 2 Conspirators
- 3 Intended Victim
- 4 The Basics
- 5 Wiring
- 6 Sanitary Consideration
- 7 Bread
- 8 What Happened
- 9 Now What
Louisville Mini Maker Faire was an opportunity for LVL1 and 1st Build to have a little fun. So, LVL1 decided to play a prank. 1st Build had a refrigerator on display. The door would open and close during the event. When the door opens, the light goes on inside. So, what if when the door opened and the light went on inside, a loaf of bread screamed.
What would cause someone to have such an idea?
Well, LVL1 prepared for the Louisville Mini Maker Faire by having a Friday night "get it done" hackathon for the Saturday faire. As a distraction, Harry Potter movies were played in the background. Somewhere midway through the first movie, a discussion of trolling our victim began. By the beginning of the second movie, David blurted out "screaming bread". The ideas did not get any better by the third movie.
The hallucination of talking bread based on the Harry Potter movies maybe a nod to the talking paintings, ghosts or annoying nature of the films. But the Truly Mad Scientist's LVL1 Splinter Group can't get the image of muppets out of their heads.
David Jokinen - LVL1 Member - Original idea and bread stuffer
Undisclosed - Member of the Truly Mad Scientist's LVL1 Splinter Group - Electronics and bad advice
A loaf of Bread
AdaFruit FX Sound Board
5v Power Supply
A 5/3.3 volt power supply is located.
The power supply will use a 9 volt battery. A barrel connector compatible with the power supply board is added to a 9v battery connector.
First, we located a CDS cell. One was found in a motion detection sensor with a broken cover window.
Breaking the cover window even more exposed the CDS cell.
Next came removal and placement on a piece of PCB.
At first, it was thought that an external pull up resistor was needed to trigger the FX board. But the FX board had internal pull up resistors, so the added resistor was not necessary. Two wires were attached and the CDS sensor was ready.
Putting the Electronics Together
The assembly of the unit begins with connecting the power supply and FX Board. The pin alignment of the power supply and FX Board power terminals allows the two boards to be soldered together directly. Next the CDS Sensor is soldered to trigger line 1.
Final assembly of the electronics is completed by wiring in the speakers and connecting the battery pack to the power supply.
To prevent contamination, the electronics are properly baggied.
Next, a loaf of bread is hollowed out and the stuffing begins.
The Sensor is stuffed in first, followed by the electronic baggy.
The Speakers are stuffed in last.
The entrance to the bread is sealed with a plug and the bread is ready to scream when exposed to light.
The best laid plans did not work out. Access to the fridge was blocked. No joy.
Halloween is coming. Maybe another opportunity will arise.
Considerations for the future include:
Power supplied via USB Hub installed in 1st Build's Refrigerator.