Re-live 1978 in all its glory with the [Roth] Scream Box

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We never imagined that [David Lee Roth] would mesh well with an Arduino, that is until Flickr user [tgtsfkncld] showed off his [Roth] Scream Box a few days ago.

The unassuming box resembles sort of a nondescript “Easy Button”, but its payload is far more entertaining than whatever Staples could have possibly recorded for their device. Once the Scream Box is powered on, each press of the button rewards the user with a short sound clip of [Roth] singing the lyrics from [Van Halen’s] “Runnin’ With the Devil”.

[tgtsfkncld] took snippets of the isolated vocal track from the song, playing them back using an Arduino along with an Adafruit Wave Shield. The circuitry behind the device is not overly complicated, though the final result is great. With the wide array of isolated vocals floating around online, it would be very easy to create one for your favorite band/singer as well.

Continue reading to see the [Roth] Scream Box in action.

[via Adafruit Blog]

Comments

  1. mike says:

    this made my day. awesome.

  2. scrubjay says:

    Pretty cool, notwithstanding the copyright issues…

  3. Ben says:

    the vocals are from a soundboard

    http://www.realmofdarkness.net/pc/sb/music/dlr/2

  4. DLR Fan says:

    This box thing is pretty cool. Those soundboards are not the real David Lee Roth, they are a comedian who impersonated Roth on the Howard Stern Show.

    This other DLR Soundboard has more speaking lines.

    http://www.realmofdarkness.net/pc/sb/music/dlr/4

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