Ikazoo, a multifunctional entertainment device for music and more

Zoe RomanoMarch 29th, 2013

ikazoo

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.
The prototyping of the iKazoo is ready, the hardware components and the printed circuit board is complete and they are ready for production.  They just  need to raise 150K  in order to bring the iKazoo into the world and they are looking for backers!

 

3 Responses to “Ikazoo, a multifunctional entertainment device for music and more”

  1. linda Says:

    Here is the link to the campaign

    http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/ikazoo-game-controller-musical-tool-fitness-monitoring-arduino-gadget/x/2640959

    Specifications & Parts

    Arduino Compatible Microcontroller
    Bluetooth
    Audio/Data Device
    Open Source Software 
    Piezo Membrane 
    Shock Sensor
    Electret Microphone
    Multi Touch Sensor 
    Accelerometer/Gyro
    RGB LEDs
    Mini USB Port
    Battery Charger
    Lithium Battery
    Headphone Jack

    So, this is a great development base and versatile for whatever project you would imagine.
    Makes almost all applications gesture or sound controlled for PC tablets and smartphones.
    Comes with self learning App.

    Please support us and back the limited edition. If you go ahead an put the parts together, you end up spending much more.

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