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Bring music and sound responsiveness into all your Arduino projects easily, with the MSGEQ7 Breakout Board!
Bring music and sound responsiveness into all your Arduino projects easily, with the MSGEQ7 Breakout Board!
120 backers pledged $2,780 to help bring this project to life.

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UPDATE 24/06/14: As our way of saying "Thanks!" to the DIY community, we're adding an awesome stretch goal:

The STRETCH IT OUT Goal!

For our Maker's Kit backers, for every $10 you contribute over $25, you'll be getting an extra meter of WS2812 "NeoPixel" RGB LED strips. For example, if you choose the Maker's Kit Reward Option for $35, you'll be getting the Maker's Kit with 2 meters of RGB LED Strip. For $55, you'll receive the kit with 4 meters of RGB LED Strip.  

You chose your project - let us help you make it happen. 

This seven-channel graphic equalizer outputs an array of analog values to any Arduino-compatible microcontroller. These values correspond to seven frequency ranges, and can be used to control any part of your project. From light-up displays to robot bands to dancing 3D models, this board makes it simple to integrate music and sound with your imagination!

Features:

Efficiency - Uses only two digital pins, one analog pin, and about two dozen lines of code.

Seven Channel Response - Frequency ranges from 63hz - 16Khz

Individual Testing - To ensure that your project goes smoothly, every chip we ship will be tested in an actual project with actual music.

Example Code - Example code is provided for several projects, including large-scale graphic equalizers, color blending LED strips, and channel averaging for even larger projects. 

Designed, Assembled and Tested in Austin, Texas, USA

Reward Levels

$5 - Component Kit

Includes a tested MSGEQ7 chip and the necessary hardware to set it up on a breadboard.

$9 - Breakout Board Kit

 Includes a Printed Circuit Board, Tested MSGEQ7 Chip, DIP Terminal, Header Pins, and support hardware. We provide everything you need - you just provide the soldering skills!

$12 - Assembled Breakout Board

 A single tested and assembled MSGEQ7 Breakout Board, ready for integration into any of your projects.

$25 - Maker's Kit

 Includes an MSGEQ7 Breakout Board, 2.5mm Audio Jack - to - Breadboard converter cable, and 1 meter (30 LEDS) of WS2812B "NeoPixel" RGB LED Strips - everything you need to build your own Arduino-powered Graphic Equalizer, or any number of sound-responsive lighting projects!

Risks and challenges

The MSGEQ7 Breakout Board has already been designed and tested, and production proofs are in-hand. Suppliers have been identified and orders are ready to be placed.

MSGEQ7 chips do suffer from quality control issues. Our project has assumed a 20% failure rate to ensure financial security. This financial cushion, combined with individual unit testing, ensures that every backer will receive a fully operational breakout board.

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FAQ

  • As of right now, no. We're looking into it and hope to change that answer by Sunday. After the Kickstarter has been fulfilled, we WILL be offering international shipping on our new website.

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    An MSGEQ7 chip and all the components you need to run it on a breadboard - along with a connection guide!

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    A fully-assembled MSGEQ7 Breakout Board and a female headphone jack to breadboard adapter. Ready to bring music to your electronics out of the box.

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    The MSGEQ7 Maker's kit - a fully assembled MSGEQ7 Breakout Board, a breadboard-compatible 2.5mm audio cable, and a 3 meter / 90 pixel strip of WS2812 NeoPixels. Everything you need to make your own graphic equalizer!

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    The MSGEQ7 Maker's kit - a fully assembled MSGEQ7 Breakout Board, a breadboard-compatible 2.5mm audio cable, and a 5 meter / 150 pixel strip of WS2812 NeoPixels. Everything you need to make your own graphic equalizer!

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