Those of you who have been following my Voltsrat project already know I'm nuts, so this one should come as no surprise.
I searched the site to no avail. Maybe there's a good reason for that.
Anyway, I thought it would be fun to add some V8 noise to my little hot rod, maybe for use at an intersection, to warn a pedestrian or just for fun at a car show.
So I need simulated V8 sound that can be controlled by a potentiometer, moving from idle to full rev.
I looked at RC units for models and they run $135 and up and I don't know how well suited they'd be for a larger vehicle. More amplification and bigger speakers I would imagine.
Then there's the "Soundracer V8" that plugs into a cigarette lighter and senses alternator output (IC motor) and sends a signal to an FM station, believe it or not. Darn thing sounds pretty convincing and revs and even shifts gears and it costs $40.
Now ... I know almost nothing about electronics, but could the alternator signal be simulated somehow so a Soundracer V8 could work in an electric vehicle? I would prefer to operate it from a separate pot so it isn't tied into the accelerator. That way I could rev the "engine" when I'm sitting still.
Told you I was nuts. But just in case some electrical genius wants to humor me, tell me how I might adapt this silly thing.