Originally Posted by Red Five
I have not dug into the thread yet, but what about fans?
It might be possible. Archaea and I have been discussing it.
I likely can get with SirMaster and have something programmed for it if it gains traction.
Technically he is taking my retirement get rich idea that I was talking to him about at the Star Wars GTG last year and trying to make it cheap and easy for the average user... That bastard!!!! LOL
Let me experience BOSS first. Then I will decide if I want to attempt to do the 4D theater wind setup.
I already know of a decent way to make it work on the software side.
But I would need to find hardware that will change the fan speed depending on the Audio frequency input.
I would have to program a special audio track that will be 3 or 4 audio frequency’s and matches the length of the move’s audio track.
Basically if the audio input is null the fan should spin at the lowest setting, I could then program 2-3 fan speed settings to replicate action on screen...
1. If a light breeze type effect is needed, I could send a 100hz signal to the fan controller during that scene and it would put the fans on a mode that is just felt at the seating.
2. I could send a 500hz tone for motorcycle and horse race type scene's at a medium fan speed
3. Finally do a 1000hz tone for a full blast of wind like flying on a dragon's back at full speed or an explosion...
So yeah I have some Ideas...
Update! Nick already improved the idea... We will just send a single frequency and adjust the gain (volume) and then we can have an infinite variable speed fan if we can find a fan that will respond to different levels of voltage like that and maybe use a ras pi as the controller. It's nice having the brain power of many working on a project.