Ikazoo, a multifunctional entertainment device for music and more
iKazoo is a prototype for an open source platform using Arduino and recently launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo. It’s a multifunctional device assistant for entertainment with a touch and shock sensitive surface. It can easily record or alter your voice but also play many types of instrument. You can use it as a optical game controller and even as a brush on your pad. The hardware contains sensors that can monitor all body movements and become a step counter. Here’s the video presentation:
When I asked them why they chose Arduino, Nasrin Zadeh – the founder of the project - told me:
We chose Arduino and the Processing platform as we know that there are many creative minds out there who want to program and test functions outdoor and on the fly. So in fact, the iKazoo is a mobile Arduino, which interacts with your mobile device, wherever you are. See it as a mobile mini lab. Of course it’s pre-programmed for those who just want to have some fun or personal assistance in sport, fitness wellness our to entertain friends with creative tunes.
iKazoo comes with an App, which contains a look-up table to link audio and sensors to any application of your smart device. So, the user decides what and how to control smart phones, tablets, PC’s, synthesizers or robots. We like the community to support us for the sake of mutual fun experience. Arduino gives the freedom and ease to express and realize creative ideas on the fly.