Picture of Neo Pixel Arduino Vu Meter
This is a project that I created for a Digital Multi Media class that I'm taking. I did it in hopes to notify my dad when he is being too loud. He's been a musician all of his life and due to this he can no longer hear as good as he used to. So hopefully now he can see how loud he is! 

PS: CLICK THE MOV. FILE. to see how my classmates enjoyed the end result!

Step 1: Materials and Tools


-Arduino Uno-http://store.arduino.cc/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=11&products_id=195
-Electret Microphone Amplifier -http://www.adafruit.com/products/1063
-Adafruit NeoPixel Digital RGB LD Weatherproof Strip 30 LED (1 meter) -http://www.adafruit.com/products/1376
-6x AA Battery Holder

-Electrical  Tape
-Soldering Iron
-Zip Ties

Housing (optional)
- 20 in Paper Lantern
vuandy.ta6 months ago

anyways to plug the cut off headphone jack to the arduino and not use a micophone ?

Hi I think this project is great, thanks very much for sharing! I can't currently get hold of the 30-led strip, would many amendments need to be made for a 60LED strip? thanks!

wilgubeast1 year ago
That's a useful project for schools, workshops, and anywhere that noise monitoring might be helpful. Thanks for sharing, and I hope you got top marks for the project.
erin_cuneo (author)  wilgubeast1 year ago
Thank you!