Instructables: exploring - technology - vu http://www.instructables.com Sat, 20 Dec 2014 09:31:43 PST BLOX v1.01 LM3914 based LED VU METER by Victor Das http://www.instructables.com/id/LM3914-based-LED-VU-METER-by-Victor-Das/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FZJ/CMNV/HQRO1KN7/FZJCMNVHQRO1KN7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZJ/CMNV/HQRO1KN7/FZJCMNVHQRO1KN7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZJ/CMNV/HQRO1KN7/FZJCMNVHQRO1KN7.SMALL.jpg victordas LM3914 based LED VU Meter its very simple and effective. Looks great when in action. It runs from 9v to 12v power supply. As like my all other projects its not just a idea or diagram its tested in all ways works just fine. Use 5mm Led looks great you can also use 3mm but the bigger the better. its a...
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Thu, 23 Jan 2014 07:11:00 PST
Steampunk VU Meter http://www.instructables.com/id/Steampunk-VU-Meter/
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Sun, 19 Jan 2014 15:16:51 PST
Simple Cheap VU Meter http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Cheap-VU-Meter/
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Tue, 12 Nov 2013 13:05:06 PST
TIP 31 car http://www.instructables.com/id/TIP-31-car/
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Sun, 10 Nov 2013 10:22:59 PST
Led - VU Meter http://www.instructables.com/id/Led-VU-Meter-2/
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Sun, 6 Oct 2013 13:07:59 PDT
LED Music Portable http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Music-Portable/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FO9/AM97/HLOBPTGQ/FO9AM97HLOBPTGQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO9/AM97/HLOBPTGQ/FO9AM97HLOBPTGQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO9/AM97/HLOBPTGQ/FO9AM97HLOBPTGQ.SMALL.jpg gm93d All you need: - LEDs or LED strip. - Transistor TIP31. - 3.5mm Stereo Jack Plug. - 12V adapter. - Plexiglass. - Universal Circuit Board. About the circuit: The Right or Left (you choose which one) channel from 3.5mm Stereo Jack Plug is connected to the Base of the transistor. The Ground of 3.5mm ...
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Tue, 17 Sep 2013 06:04:26 PDT
Adafruit Flora NeoPixel LED Ring Headphone mod http://www.instructables.com/id/Adafruit-Flora-NeoPixel-LED-Ring-Headphone-mod/
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Thu, 15 Aug 2013 22:40:05 PDT
LED Music v3.0 http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Music-v30/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FCR/TDJ3/HJKBW7HN/FCRTDJ3HJKBW7HN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCR/TDJ3/HJKBW7HN/FCRTDJ3HJKBW7HN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCR/TDJ3/HJKBW7HN/FCRTDJ3HJKBW7HN.SMALL.jpg gm93d LED Music v3.0 1). LEDs 2). Transistor TIP31 3). 3.5mm Stereo Jack Plug 4). 12V adapter or 9V battery 5). Plexiglass
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Sat, 27 Jul 2013 03:20:15 PDT
VU-METER http://www.instructables.com/id/VU-METER-1/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FJT/S8YK/HET0YCZT/FJTS8YKHET0YCZT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJT/S8YK/HET0YCZT/FJTS8YKHET0YCZT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJT/S8YK/HET0YCZT/FJTS8YKHET0YCZT.SMALL.jpg Mock5 A mono VU-Meter with power supply. Parts: 10K potentiometer 1.2K R 470uF cap LM7812 12V transformer MIC BR610 Square Bridge Rectifier LM3915 3x 0.1uF caps. 10 LEDs misc. This is a simple VU-meter that uses the LM3915. The input are the 2 floating connections. It uses 12 V AC that is converted into ...
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Sat, 30 Mar 2013 11:04:53 PDT
Analog VU meter and Clock (Arduino Powered) http://www.instructables.com/id/Analog-VU-meter-and-Clock-Arduino-Powered/
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Fri, 22 Mar 2013 15:42:46 PDT
LED VU Meter http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-VU-Meter-1/
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Tue, 26 Feb 2013 21:16:24 PST
*updated*LED-Tower "Hello", Vu-Meter Advanced Sensing Music without IC`s only with Ardurino and Interfacing with PC Windows Software! http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Tower-Hello-Vu-Meter-Advanced-Sensing-Music/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F35/F6A9/H742PRIS/F35F6A9H742PRIS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F35/F6A9/H742PRIS/F35F6A9H742PRIS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F35/F6A9/H742PRIS/F35F6A9H742PRIS.SMALL.jpg sfool LED-Tower "Hello", Vu-Meter Advanced Sensing Music without IC`s only with Ardurino and Interfacing with PC Windows Software!         Hi, Everybody.    What makes this project that cool is the fact, that its sensing music, unlike traditional VU-Meter`s or Equalizer wich indicates the Level of Incomin...
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Thu, 27 Sep 2012 17:44:37 PDT
EL Wire VU Meter http://www.instructables.com/id/EL-Wire-VU-Meter/
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Wed, 18 Jul 2012 10:03:49 PDT
9 LED VU Meter runs from 12v http://www.instructables.com/id/9-LED-VU-Meter-runs-from-12v/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F4P/JQGV/H337K5XW/F4PJQGVH337K5XW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4P/JQGV/H337K5XW/F4PJQGVH337K5XW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4P/JQGV/H337K5XW/F4PJQGVH337K5XW.SMALL.jpg victordas This is a 9 LED vu meter which runs on 12v .its very simple and effective it works with any audio source. I have already built and tested this circuit it works fine. i designed this circuit for my friend he requested me to build 1 which should run from 12v power supply. All resistor's are quarter wa...
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Sun, 10 Jun 2012 21:11:50 PDT
Arduino vu meter with amplifier http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-vu-meter-with-amplifier/
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Wed, 2 May 2012 22:25:35 PDT
Old-school Vu meter http://www.instructables.com/id/Old-school-Vu-meter/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FQG/H5WO/GZQR3G0O/FQGH5WOGZQR3G0O.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQG/H5WO/GZQR3G0O/FQGH5WOGZQR3G0O.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQG/H5WO/GZQR3G0O/FQGH5WOGZQR3G0O.SMALL.jpg ewout Just a little project I did in between big projects.... It was made in 4 hours and cost absolutely nothing, ever part of this was coming from my scrapbox.... The housing is al old power supply and the electronics was donated from a old broken cassette player... Gives a old school retro effect to y...
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Tue, 13 Mar 2012 05:44:59 PDT
Adding a VU Meter to your PC http://www.instructables.com/id/Adding-a-VU-Meter-to-your-PC/
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Tue, 28 Feb 2012 19:51:07 PST
LED VU METER on a Freescale HCS08 http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-VU-METER-on-a-Freescale-HCS08/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F51/79FJ/GVZOI9HM/F5179FJGVZOI9HM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F51/79FJ/GVZOI9HM/F5179FJGVZOI9HM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F51/79FJ/GVZOI9HM/F5179FJGVZOI9HM.SMALL.jpg candelo It consists of making the famous VU METER or audio level display using an array of LEDs. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HCKX00H7SY You can view procedure here http://candelectronica.blogspot.com/2011/12/led-vu-meter-en-un-hcs08-freescale.html You cand download Source code files. For compiling th...
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Sun, 11 Dec 2011 21:17:49 PST
LED VU Equalizer Jacket With Speakers: Prototype 1 http://www.instructables.com/id/UnReAL-SuPeR-LED-VU-Equalizer-Jacket-With-SPEAKERS/
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Sat, 18 Jun 2011 19:55:25 PDT
How to Create a Beer Bottle LED VU Meter http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Create-a-Beer-Bottle-LED-VU-Meter/
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Fri, 17 Jun 2011 12:40:46 PDT
USB-powered Musicator http://www.instructables.com/id/USB-powered-Musicator/
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Sun, 20 Jun 2010 09:19:32 PDT
A wearable sound-to-light display, without a microprocessor - the Musicator Junior. http://www.instructables.com/id/A-wearable-sound-to-light-display-without-a-micro/
A wearable sound-to-light display, without a microprocessor - the Musicator Junior. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FH9/WUH0/FWYHRVKV/FH9WUH0FWYHRVKV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH9/WUH0/FWYHRVKV/FH9WUH0FWYHRVKV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH9/WUH0/FWYHRVKV/FH9WUH0FWYHRVKV.SMALL.gif qs Smaller than the 9-volt battery that powers it, the Musicator Jr. displays the sound it 'hears' (through the Electret Microphone) as fluctuating light bars. Small enough to fit in your shirt pocket, it can also be placed on a flat surface to monitor the sound levels around it. An alkaline battery ...
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Sun, 12 Jul 2009 15:37:00 PDT
Building a VU meter for you multimedia PC http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-a-VU-meter-for-you-multimedia-PC/
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Thu, 17 Jan 2008 14:37:48 PST
LED VU meter that dances to computer music http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-VU-meter-that-dances-to-computer-music/
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