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Maker Project: Voyager and littleBits™ Music Visualizer

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Submitted by Rich on Sun, 01/21/2018 - 19:49

It’s not always enough to just hear music.  Many of us enjoy visualizing it while listening.  4th of July fireworks are commonly synced to Sousa’s The Stars and Stripes Forever.   Concert goers see spotlights flashing to their favorite pop songs.  Modern home owners play their sound systems synchronized with Phillips Hue lighting and nanoleaf® light panels with a Rhythm module.  For many years, classic visualizers have displayed bouncing graphs that break down music into its component frequencies.  In this maker project, Voyager and littleBits are blended to make a real-time music visualizer.  Music from an iOS or Android device is changed to a modulated light signal with littleBits.  This light signal is in turn captured by Voyager’s light sensor with light intensity displayed in a real-time graph synced with the music.

Music Visualization
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