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Can you use this FTDI instead? https://www.sparkfun.com/products/13263
That will work as well.
I’m confused - how do you upload code to the soundie? It doesn’t have a USB port.
For Arduino programming you’ll need a 3.3V FTDI breakout board just like you would to program a pro mini. If you’d like to update the firmware on the VSLI chip you’ll need the VSIDE IDE and use the UART pins on the right side of the board to program it.
How many audio files can the Papa Soundie can play at the same time?
The Papa Soundie can only play 1 audio file at a time. If you are looking to play or mix multiple files (up to 14 stereo tracks) I’d recommend the SparkFun WAV Trigger.
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