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  1. The Mega 2560 has 54 digital I/O pins plus 16 analog pins for a total of 70. You lose 2 pins for the display for either the PC display or LCD. You can have speech on the PC for free. You may need a larger LCD for numerous pins. Mapping the Mega pin numbers to the cable pin numbers would have to be predetermined. Some connectors use alpha characters (A - Z) I gather.
  2. If it interest you, I could program the micro-controller for you. That would give you an introduction to micro-controllers. The micro-controller is about 21$, a LCD about 13$, You would need a 9 volt battery, a battery connector, a battery to micro_controller connector, and a switch also. An assortment of colored wire would be helpful. Plus a plastic or metal box to pack it all into. If you are checking your cables near a computer you could uses the computer as a simple display device instead of the LCD. LCD : https://www.amazon.com/SunFounder-Serial-Module-Arduino-Mega2560/dp/B01GPUMP9C/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?adgrpid=1335907194272933 Micro-controller: https://www.amazon.com/ELEGOO-ATmega2560-ATMEGA16U2-Arduino-Compliant/dp/B01H4ZDYCE/ref=sr_1_2_sspa?crid=1L06F0IP302BX&keywords=Arduino+R3+Mega2560&qid=1684882151 wire: https://www.amazon.com/TUOFENG-Hookup-Wires-6-Different-Colored/dp/B07TX6BX47/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=colored+wire+spool&link_code=qs&qid=1684885902&sourceid=Mozilla-search&sr=8-3
  3. You could use an Arduino Mega 2560 as it has enough digital input/output pins for your 28 connections. Other micro-controllers may work but I only know the Arduino controllers. Do you need more than a simple one line display? "Yup pin 13 is okay"
  4. The D13005MD relates to the 3DD13005MD if that is any help. One would want to compare the two data sheets. It is not very likely one would have such a high power and high voltage transistor in ones stock. see: https://www.amazon.com/Generic-10PCS-D13005MD-3DD13005MD-TO220/dp/B0BRV663LX/ref=sr_1_37?keywords=d13005md&link_code=qs&qid=1684517602&sourceid=Mozilla-search&sr=8-37
  5. No, just simply add a capacitor to the AOUT terminal ahead of the speaker from your board. Can you trace pin 5 of the LM386 directly to the AOUT terminal ? There may or may not be a small capacitor and resistor connected to pin 5 also. UPDATE: It look like the board already has an output capacitor. The yellow 227C is a 220 microfarad capacitor. So you do not need to add one. see: https://www.ebay.com/itm/391354402991?mkevt=1&mkcid=1&mkrid=711-53200-19255-0&campid=5338766894&toolid=20006& Just connect your speaker to the output terminals.
  6. It looks like the unit you have is designed to work with a high impedance load like the input to the Arduino. Typically for a LM386 driving a 8 ohm speaker a 220 to 250 microfarad capacitor is used with the negative lead to the speaker. Try adding one to your unit. see the circuits here: https://www.ti.com/lit/ds/symlink/lm386.pdf?ts=1684218564218&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ti.com%2Fproduct%2FLM386
  7. Perhaps you could get information from dioo via email. https://www.dioo.com/#/ProductsDetail?id=889
  8. You could check the voltage output of the power supply before and after you have a problem with the unit. That would tell you if it is the power supply or not.
  9. It is difficult to help you with no circuit diagram or photographys. Such problems are often thermal in nature. Something supplying current to the relay over heats and shut down perhaps. "Sometimes when turning on USB memory, or as the selected player plays. " Does that block it or unblock it?
  10. See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USB Be sure to look through the references at the end of the article.
  11. Does the turntable have electronics in it; preamplifier and power supply perhaps? The capacitors in older electronics often go bad with age. see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ground_loop_(electricity) note the section: "In low frequency audio and instrumentation systems" and the note near the bottom of the article.
  12. As gamer87 you have quite a reputation on the maker.pro forum. They lock the door as soon as they see you coming! They have no sense of humor over there.
  13. In circuit 2 for the RTS0072 note they have an RC sub-circuit at pins 1 and 2, I would try that. Also note at pin 16 there is a resistor Rb to prevent pin 16 being pulled to ground. Perhaps required? Note it uses a 4.3 volt Zener; it must work okay with that voltage.
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  16. I would work on the voltage first. Although the specs, say 3.0V ∼ 5.0V for the RTS0072 ,there must be problem somewhere. The condenser mic. should not be drawing any current, try disconnecting it then recheck the voltage. Pop out the RTS0072 also. Specs. for the chip are here (see the second circuit which is like the one you are using): https://www.experimentalistsanonymous.com/diy/Datasheets/RTS0072.pdf
  17. The 1.69 volts at pins 11 & 12 suggest the Zener diode is in the wrong orientation. The 1.69 volts is the forward voltage not the reverse voltage of 4.7 volts you are looking for. If not try popping out the RTS0072 and recheck the voltage, perhaps it is shorted.
  18. I looked at your photo in photoshop where I could enlarge it, looks okay from what I can see of it. Check the voltage at the speaker and pin 6 of the LM386 for the 6 volts. Also check the voltages at the mic. and pins 11 & 12 at the RTS0072 for the 4.7 volts off the Zener diode. It is best to check voltages at the IC pins if you can. Also you could in similar manner check the ground connections with the meter. Could be a bad RS0072 ?
  19. Without a schematic of your circuit and a closeup photo of your circuit it is not possible to help you.
  20. There are two types of USB power suppliers; the USB power supply and the USB power supply charger. It appears you are using the charger. Consider using a USB hub connected to the charger then connect your led/motion detector plus a simple LED device. The LED device would have a constant drain to keep the charger active? see for example(18ma). https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07RR3FQWF/ref=sspa_dk_detail_0?pd_rd_i=B07RR3FQWF&pd_rd_w=945qJ&content-id=amzn1.sym.0d1092dc-81bb-493f-8769-d5c802257e94&pf
  21. Comparing the two data sheets they appear to be nearly identical. the MMBT3904's higher current rating may make it last longer.
  22. Here is a circuit that may work for you. I have a 10k thermistor and a MJE3055. I could try it on a breadboard if you like; converting it to 12v.
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