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High Quality Stereo Audio output for the Raspberry Pi that lets you connect buttons, knobs and LEDs to your project without soldering.
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What

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.

Why

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

The Kviky
The Kviky

Kviky is a High Quality Stereo Audio HAT with Pre-Soldered Molex Connectors and an assortment of Buttons, Knobs, Lights and Audio Connectors you can easily connect to your projects.   

Key Features: 

  • Fits on any 40 pin Raspberry Pi
  • Stereo Out
  • 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.

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The Components

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Say it with Components

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
  • 2 Potentiometers
  • 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. 

Choose Your Output
Choose Your Output

Software 

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!

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Click here for the kviky/Kodi code and read me.

How does kviky work with Pure Data? Watch this video!

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Future

When we hit our target, we will release kviky as an Open Source project - but more about that when the time comes ;)

Timeframe 

  • 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 :)

The Team

The Team
The Team

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.

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    High Quality Audio Hat

    1x Audio Hat for the Raspberry Pi with high quality stereo outputs, a built in ADC and pre-soldered molex connectors.

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    Really Early Bird Development Kit

    The Kit that includes:
    1x Audio Hat
    4x Arcade Buttons
    2x Potentiometers
    1x Rotary Encoder
    3x Knobs
    4x LEDs
    1x RGB LED
    1x Power Button
    1x 1/4" Jacks Output
    1x RCA Output
    1x Mini-Jack Output
    All with lovingly pre-soldered connectors :)

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    4x Arcade Buttons
    2x Potentiometers
    1x Rotary Encoder
    3x Knobs
    4x LEDs
    1x RGB LED
    1x Power Button
    1x 1/4" Jacks Output
    1x RCA Output
    1x Mini-Jack Output
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    Sleepy Bird Development Kit

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    1x Audio Hat
    4x Arcade Buttons
    2x Potentiometers
    1x Rotary Encoder
    3x Knobs
    4x LEDs
    1x RGB LED
    1x Power Button
    1x 1/4" Jacks Output
    1x RCA Output
    1x Mini-Jack Output
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    Development Kit

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    1x Audio Hat
    4x Arcade Buttons
    2x Potentiometers
    1x Rotary Encoder
    3x Knobs
    4x LEDs
    1x RGB LED
    1x Power Button
    1x 1/4" Jacks Output
    1x RCA Output
    1x Mini-Jack Output
    All with lovingly pre-soldered connectors :)

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