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Old 5th October 2019, 03:53 PM   #11
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You should probably do your own homework and/or develop a sense of humour.

That said, there are some options here that might be of use: Audio Boards - SparkFun Electronics

In particular the QWIIC MP3 Trigger would be easy to implement - it also has a built in amp which would reduce module count.



Switching modules on and off repeatedly would probably be more detrimental than just letting one sit in low power state and triggering it with a photo cell. The module I mentioned has to go through a load sequence (how long that takes is yours to find out) and can be triggered by pulling pins low. You might get away with switching it on and off and having those pins permanently tied to ground.
First, sorry for my English, this is not my native language. And secondly, my sense of humor is fine, thanks. The question is different, apparently people from this forum have nowhere to realize their sense of dumb except on the forum threads. If I needed jokes, then I would probably turn to a forum of clowns or pranksters right?
Thank you very much for your advice and help!
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Old 5th October 2019, 04:02 PM   #12
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Put this search string in a web search engine: MP3 Player Board Module 2W Amplifier
You will find a 5$ board with screw type terminals for the speaker, a SD card slot and a connector for USB memory sticks. Put a Mp3 file on the SD card or memory stick (FAT32 formatted) and the board will immediately play it as soon as the power supply is turned on. I use it since 2016 as door bell.
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Old 5th October 2019, 04:23 PM   #13
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First, sorry for my English, this is not my native language. And secondly, my sense of humor is fine, thanks. The question is different, apparently people from this forum have nowhere to realize their sense of dumb except on the forum threads. If I needed jokes, then I would probably turn to a forum of clowns or pranksters right?
Thank you very much for your advice and help!
Lighten up a little, there is a fine balance between good honest advice and a bit of chain yanking on this forum. Sometimes it's a challenge to distinguish between the two...

In the meantime, have a read of this:

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Old 5th October 2019, 07:31 PM   #14
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Put this search string in a web search engine: MP3 Player Board Module 2W Amplifier
You will find a 5$ board with screw type terminals for the speaker, a SD card slot and a connector for USB memory sticks. Put a Mp3 file on the SD card or memory stick (FAT32 formatted) and the board will immediately play it as soon as the power supply is turned on. I use it since 2016 as door bell.
Great solution! You are the best! Thank you so much for your help! Grazie mille!
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Old 6th October 2019, 01:05 AM   #15
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apparently people from this forum have nowhere to realize their sense of dumb except on the forum threads. If I needed jokes, then I would probably turn to a forum of clowns or pranksters right?
Because humour and seriousness cannot coexist on a forum? would hardly make make for an interesting forum.

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I think that shows how good this forum is - even with insults, people are still willing to help out.

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Old 6th October 2019, 05:46 AM   #16
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I like the photodetector approach. That means we have no need to directly wire anything into the house mains wiring. A small, unobtrusive sensor detects the light and enables a music circuit.
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Old 6th October 2019, 05:43 PM   #17
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I attach a picture of the setup with the Mp3 board. It may be easily enclosed in a insulated box. The red/blak wire goes to the speaker. The micro usb cable goes to a regular usb phone charger. The charger is plugged in a electrical outlet. You should wire the outlet in parallel to the ceiling light, so it is switched on whith the lights. That's it, very simple setup. If the default speaker volume is too loud, you could try to understand the engrish inscruction that came with the board or you may add a 4-8 ohm resistor in series to the speaker. Some chargers are slow to put 5V on the output when they are turned: you will experience a small delay before the music starts. You may try several ones.
By the way, it is not unusual in Italy to put a great amount of effort and money on the bathroom fixture to make it unique, as the original poster said.
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Old 6th October 2019, 07:56 PM   #18
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I mounted two waterproof loadspeakers in the mirror cabinet. They have white front grilles. Search as ship loudspeakers (or for swimming pool or sauna). The radio gets its power from the mirror cabinet light, as it is hidden inside the mirror cabinet.
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Old 6th October 2019, 08:12 PM   #19
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I attach a picture of the setup with the Mp3 board. It may be easily enclosed in a insulated box. The red/blak wire goes to the speaker. The micro usb cable goes to a regular usb phone charger. The charger is plugged in a electrical outlet. You should wire the outlet in parallel to the ceiling light, so it is switched on whith the lights. That's it, very simple setup. If the default speaker volume is too loud, you could try to understand the engrish inscruction that came with the board or you may add a 4-8 ohm resistor in series to the speaker. Some chargers are slow to put 5V on the output when they are turned: you will experience a small delay before the music starts. You may try several ones.
By the way, it is not unusual in Italy to put a great amount of effort and money on the bathroom fixture to make it unique, as the original poster said.
Thanks! I understood. One more thing - is it possible to connect two speakers or just one 3W 5V speaker to it? Because I need in-ceiling concealed speakers, which 5V is hard to find.
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Old 6th October 2019, 08:43 PM   #20
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Yes: 2W are usually enough to power two background music speakers. Use standard marine speakers, power is not important since you only have 2-3W and any speaker will accept this power. Wire the speakers in series, this will reduce the strain on the amplifier. If the sound is not loud enough, rewire the speakers in parallel. If the volume is still lacking, use an external amplifier: connect it to the stereo output jack on the board.
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