June 4, 2012 AT 10:43 am

Bonnaroo Belt, A Wearable VU Meter

Adafruit customer Pierre Baillargeon used an Adafruit LED belt kit to create a wearable VU meter.

I was inspired to do this project after going to Bonnaroo for the first time last year. The idea I had was to take a programmable belt kit, hook it up to an Arduino microcontroller and microphone and make a wearable VU meter.

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