Microphone & Audio
The range of sound components we stock at Active Robots add a whole new dimension to your robotics projects. Whether you require the ability to record or playback audio signals, we have everything you need to get started right away, at the competitive prices you’ve come to expect from us. For all your audio recording needs, we stock both Electret and MEMS microphones. Electret microphones are a variety of condenser microphone that eliminate the need for a power supply by incorporating a permanently charged electrostatic magnet in their construction. These microphones are small and lightweight, and won’t disappoint.
MEMS microphones are tiny surface mounted devices that feature a pressure-sensitive diaphragm etched directly on to the silicone chip itself. A variation of the condenser microphone design, the device has a built in analog-to-digital converter which means it can immediately be incorporated into common digital applications. These microphones can be used in any situation where high-quality recording is a priority, and their small size and weight footprint adds additional flexibility to users. In addition to microphones, we offer playback solutions in the form of high-quality speakers such as the Veho 360, compatible with all line in audio devices. With a mini USB input for charging, and a standard 3.5mm audio jack connector, the opportunities to add audio functionality to your projects are endless. Again, coming in at a great size and weight mean that this speaker can be introduced to your project without much extra work and with a 7-8 hour playback time per charge.