wireless communication / component selection help

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by icydash, Feb 23, 2010.

  1. icydash

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    Jan 14, 2009
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    Hi! So I'm trying to design a circuit where on one end, if i hit a regular push button switch, it causes a wireless signal (maybe the word "turned on" if the switch is on, or "turned off" if the switch is off, using perhaps a zigbee?) to be sent to a wireless receiver on the other end. The wireless receiver then sends the data to a microcontroller, which decides what to do based on if it receives the "turned on" or "turned off" signal.

    If it's "turned on," the microcontroller will allow a guitar signal (AC) to be conducted through one wire/path, and if it's "turned off" it will direct the guitar signal through a default path (another wire).

    I have a lot of questions regarding components. I want the receiving end to fit in the smallest possible case. Literally, if I can do the whole thing in something the size of my thumb, etc, that would be fantastic. I was hoping people could provide me with easy to use wireless component options, microcontroller options, etc. That would be extremely useful since I'm not that aware of what's out there. I guess the smallest microcontroller/wireless unit that is still solderable and easy to prototype with is what i'm looking for. Cost / money (right now) is not a problem, though it may be in the future, so please post both expensive and cheap options should i have to replace components due to monetary constraints later on. The wireless signal doesn't need to go more than 50-100 ft, and will be pretty much line-of-sight, but will be used with a full guitar rig / PA system all around it (not sure if this matters).

    Thanks so much!
     
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2010
  2. icydash

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    Jan 14, 2009
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    no one knows about microcontrollers or wireless modules? I don't really know anything about either one so any recommendations at all would be helpful.
     
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