Oscilloscope For Raspberry Pi Led Matrix

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Made by notaturkey / Art / Music / Security

About the project

A plug and play oscilloscope that reads from an audio interface. Plug it into guitars, mics, music devices, anything that can be read from your interface. Visualize anything that makes sound

Project info

Difficulty: Moderate

Platforms: AdafruitRaspberry Pi

Estimated time: 4 hours

License: GNU General Public License, version 3 or later (GPL3+)

Items used in this project

Hardware components

Raspberry Pi Zero W Raspberry Pi Zero W x 1
Adafruit RGB Matrix HAT + RTC for Raspberry Pi - Mini Kit Adafruit RGB Matrix HAT + RTC for Raspberry Pi - Mini Kit x 1
SD/MicroSD 4GB SDHC Card SD/MicroSD 4GB SDHC Card x 1
Audio Interface Audio Interface this can your preferred audio interface, needs to receive an analog signal to be sent to the raspberry pi. I used an M-Audio SOLO x 1

Software apps and online services

Raspbian OS Raspbian OS
Source Code to Build and Run Source Code to Build and Run found here: https://github.com/notaturkey/ohsillyscope


Congratulations on creating your very own oscilloscope with an Adafruit LED matrix! This is an impressive DIY project that combines both hardware and software skills to create a useful tool for analyzing and visualizing electronic signals.

An oscilloscope is an instrument that allows you to observe changes in voltage over time. With your DIY oscilloscope, you can use the Adafruit LED matrix to display the waveform of an input signal in real-time. The LED matrix serves as a visual display that shows the signal's amplitude and frequency.

To create this project, you likely used a microcontroller, such as an Arduino or Raspberry Pi, to process the incoming signal and send the appropriate data to the LED matrix. You may have also used additional components, such as resistors and capacitors, to help filter and amplify the input signal.

Overall, your DIY oscilloscope is a great example of the power of DIY electronics and the ability to create customized tools for specific needs. Well done!

Video Example!


The Oh Silly Scope

if you have a way to improve it please make a pr!

Original LED matrix library


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