I hope you had a lovely weekend
I’d love your help!
I’m trying to run my Adafruit soundboard using the serial monitor (following this Adafruit tutorial step by step: Serial Audio Control | Adafruit Audio FX Sound Board | Adafruit Learning System)
Despite following this Adafruit tutorial, I get this error:
The code I used is the one provided in the Adafruit tutorial, I just copy & pasted this code without changing anything. Here it is: Adafruit_Soundboard_library/menucommands.ino at master · adafruit/Adafruit_Soundboard_library · GitHub
What I’ve tried to do to fix this problem:
- I could successfully trigger audio using push button pins (by following this tutorial: Triggering Audio | Adafruit Audio FX Sound Board | Adafruit Learning System), but got the error message with the serial monitor (when connected to TX RX pins). Which leads me to believe that there must be something wrong with the RX TX pins.
- I think it may be because I soldered my RX TX pins poorly, so may need to resolder them?
Note: Adafruit’s tutorial use a slightly different soundboard (their amplifier comes separately, whereas my soundboard contains the amplifier).
Here’s the diagram:
- Does this error message indicate there’s something wrong with the TX and RX pins? So I need to maybe resolder these pins? Or is it another issue?
Thank you for your help!
P.S. The reason why I think the cause of my board not working could be due to my soldering is because I’m not very good at soldering. In fact, I soldered for the first time yesterday, and half my soldering iron tip dissolved off. So now I also have half an iron tip left.