A prototype is a preliminary model of something. Projects that offer physical products need to show backers documentation of a working prototype. This gallery features photos, videos, and other visual documentation that will give backers a sense of what’s been accomplished so far and what’s left to do. Though the development process can vary for each project, these are the stages we typically see:
Proof of Concept
Explorations that test ideas and functionality.
Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.
Looks like the final product, but is not functional.
Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.
Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.
A high quality audio output for the Raspberry Pi with plug and play buttons, knobs and LEDs so you can easily build prototypes and fully working audio projects.
We make synths, samplers and other musical hardware based on the Raspberry Pi and figured out that a lot of our time was taken up soldering, de-soldering and re-soldering physical components to the GPIO pins. And while we do love the Raspberry Pi, the built in audio output is not up to scratch when it comes to musical performance. This means that we have to use an external sound-card or HAT when making stuff. This also makes projects more bulky and getting to the GPIO pins a hassle. To make things easier, we designed our own prototyping board - kviky -with a high quality audio out where we can assemble, disassemble and reassemble projects in multiple ways without picking up a soldering iron :)
Kviky is a High QualityStereo Audio HAT with Pre-Soldered Molex Connectors and an assortment of Buttons, Knobs, Lights and Audio Connectors you can easily connect to your projects.
Fits on any 40 pin Raspberry Pi
Up to 192 kHz
Up to 32 Bit Audio
112 dB SnR
2 Analogue Control Inputs
4 Button Inputs
1 On/Off Button Input with LED
1 Endless/Rotary Encoder Input
4 Single Colour LED Outputs
1 RGB LED Output
Custom Built Solderless Connections using Molex Connectors
Custom Drivers for Inputs and Outputs
Runs with Pure Data, Mopidy, Super Collider, and much more that we haven't tried yet :)
Buttons, Knobs and LEDs
How easy is it to reconfigure your kviky? Watch this video and find out.
Kviky comes with a kit containing the items we use most when prototyping with the Raspberry Pi. All fit on kviky using the Molex Connectors:
1 On/Off Button with built in LED
4 Arcade Buttons
1 Rotary/Endless Encoder
4 Single Colour LEDs
1 RGB LED
2 1/4" Jack Outputs
2 RCA Outputs
1 Stereo 3.5mm Mini-Jack Output
Good to Know! You can mix and match all of the above and easily swap the Stereo Outputs to suit your current project's needs.
We're making some walk throughs of how we use kviky with different software. For starters: Do you want a Play/Pause button for your KODI media player? Follow the video below and have it up and running in under 10 mins!
How does kviky work with Pure Data? Watch this video!
When we hit our target, we will release kviky as an Open Source project - but more about that when the time comes ;)
Jan 2019 - Quickstarter Campaign
Feb 2019 - Parts are assembled
Mid March 2019 - Kits are tested and shipped
End March 2019 - You have received your kit and are happily making new projects :)
We are three friends that make music and musical instruments. We have years of experience making bespoke audio solutions for our own and other peoples projects.
Risks and challenges
This will be the 3rd iteration of this board, so we know it works!
Physically, this version of kviky will have the function of the last version with the space for:
- 4 Buttons + A Dedicated Power Button
- 4 LEDs + A Dedicated Power Button LED
- A Clearer Layout
It is designed to be compatible with pre-installed audio drivers on the Raspberry Pi.
The only risk we may experience is getting the parts delivered on time so that we can make, assemble and get your kits out on time. We have ordered parts from several companies in the past so, if there is any delay from one we can use a another to reduce waiting times.