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Total Novice here seeking MENTORS


Jan 6, 2019
Jan 6, 2019
Novice maker here. Thank you for your patience.
I have a conception for a project, and could use some advice and references.

I want to frame a 24x36 inch poster, and build an audio device to accompany it, possibly incorporated into the frame. I'd like the sound to be powered by removable/replaceable batteries, rechargeable type. I want to install a single song from a PC onto this sound device, which is 2:26 minutes in length. I'd want the sound quality to be pretty good, not tinny like a recordable sound device from a greeting card.

I am picturing this as a box/bar that would run along the base of the picture frame. I'd want it to have a manual on/off switch, an electric eye to trigger auto play, and a switch to turn on/off the electric eye.

Along the top of the frame, I'd like there to be a shaded light bar that can select among various colors, dimmable, and with a manual on/off switch. Again, battery powered preferably, also tied into the electric eye.

I don't have much in the way of tools, just a power drill, power sander, and a jig saw. Also a variety of hand tools.
I've got a pair of external PC speakers with a bent / broken plug, as well as some old cell phones lying around.
If it matters, the poster will be Frank Frazetta's painting "Silver Warrior" and the music will be Led Zeppelin's "Immigrant Song".
I live in Washington DC and can only access stores that are reachable via bus/train.