Other Sound Sources

You can use any 32 sounds you want, so you are not limited to Star Trek. If you search the web for "Soundboard", you can find several sites that host groups of sound files.

You will most likely have to convert the files you do find to the WAV format as noted in the Prepare Audio Files section.

Some sounds may be Open Source (or Creative Commons unrestricted CC 0) and others may be commercial. If you want to use your soundboard in a commercial way or to record on Youtube, it is best you either use unrestricted sounds or buy a license for the material you use. This is the reason in this tutorial we state the Star Trek sounds may be purchased via CD or download.

Adafruit is collecting unrestricted sounds on GitHub for Trellis use. There are also sites with unrestricted samples such as freesound.org you may wish to look through.

Recording Your Own Custom Sounds

If you'd like to create your own custom soundboard, you can use your phone to record audio clips and load those onto your NeoTrellis!

Any recording app will work to gather sound clips, and a portable microphone is nice as well (though not necessary!)

Custom Colors

You can change the soundboard to have any array of custom colors you want.

Do this by editing the color_names.py file to update or add colors, then updating the code.py file to assign colors to any of the 32 buttons in the array.

This guide was first published on Nov 14, 2018. It was last updated on Jul 12, 2024.

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