## Archive for the ‘FFT’ Category

### MAKEmatics – Mathematics for Makers

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

Makers need to familiarize themselves with the core concepts and the theory involved in creating applications such as Motion Sensing and Face Tracking. As the technology is churning out new hardware day and night, DIYers need to work hard to keep up and always be in touch with the latest technology around them.

For example, anyone working with Accelerometers/ Gyroscopes or Inertial Measurement Units needs to understand the theory of Vectors, Force, Gravity and be able to work out complex mathematical problems. They may easily get an Arduino Board and an Accelerometer Breakout or an IMU Board and use a library instead of writing their own code but to truly understand the theory behind it; how the device actually works, is not for the faint of heart.

One such problem is the Face Tracking Application. Unless you know the real theory behind how the Algorithm actually works, you can only wonder about that robot which follows its master. Greg Borenstein had an idea of creating a website dedicated to this issue. Makematics – Math for Makers.

In an introductory post, Greg writes:

” I hope to show that a normal programmer with no special academic training can grapple with these areas of research and find a way in to understanding them. And as I go I aim to create material that will help others do the same. If I can do it, there’s no reason you can’t.”

More and more people should step forward and create or compile a good amount of research data to help fellow makers and DIYers in solving complex mathematical problems.

### Arduino Realtime Audio Spectrum Analyzer with Video out! Arduino Realtime Audio Spectrum Analyzer with Video out! Arduino Realtime Audio Spectrum Analyzer with Video out!

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

[Paul Bishop] shared code & pics about his project mixing a 8 bit FFT library found on the forum (in C) and the TvOut library.
The first piece- data collection- is fairly standard.  I use an electret microphone (which alone only produces a few mV output, far too low for our Arduino to use directly) with a transistor amplifier as the signal source, which is then sampled via the ADC on the Analog 0 pin of the Arduino.
To do spectrum analysis however, you need to capture signal over time, then process that data with what is known as a Fourier Transformation.  This magical process takes a signal and breaks it down into buckets  based upon frequencies found within the sample.  This produces a remarkably good picture of the signal.. and if displayed, functions as a visual spectrum analyzer if looped over and over.
This post contains a library which performs both the sampling and the Fast Fourier Transformation completely in C in 8 bits, amazing fast considering that fact, and uses a few tricks to be really stingy on memory, which is at a premium on Arduino- especially with the TVout data space eating up quite a bit.  Since the Atmega 328 only has 2k of RAM, every byte counts.  Matrix math done like this is nothing short of awesome.  Best of all, it’s usable as a library.  Cut and paste the .cpp and .h into a new folder named “FFT” in the Libraries directory.  My Arduino project code is adapted from the original code from the forum-posted Arduino program.
via [Blurtime]

[Paul Bishop] shared code & pics about his project mixing a 8 bit FFT library found on the forum (in C) and the TvOut library.
The first piece- data collection- is fairly standard. I use an electret microphone (which alone only produces a few mV output, far too low for our Arduino to use directly) with a transistor amplifier as the signal source, which is then sampled via the ADC on the Analog 0 pin of the Arduino.
To do spectrum analysis however, you need to capture signal over time, then process that data with what is known as a Fourier Transformation. This magical process takes a signal and breaks it down into buckets based upon frequencies found within the sample. This produces a remarkably good picture of the signal.. and if displayed, functions as a visual spectrum analyzer if looped over and over.
This post contains a library which performs both the sampling and the Fast Fourier Transformation completely in C in 8 bits, amazing fast considering that fact, and uses a few tricks to be really stingy on memory, which is at a premium on Arduino- especially with the TVout data space eating up quite a bit. Since the Atmega 328 only has 2k of RAM, every byte counts. Matrix math done like this is nothing short of awesome. Best of all, it’s usable as a library. Cut and paste the .cpp and .h into a new folder named “FFT” in the Libraries directory. My Arduino project code is adapted from the original code from the forum-posted Arduino program.
via [Blurtime]

[Paul Bishop] shared code & pics about his project mixing a 8 bit FFT library found on the forum (in C) and the TvOut library.
The first piece- data collection- is fairly standard. I use an electret microphone (which alone only produces a few mV output, far too low for our Arduino to use directly) with a transistor amplifier as the signal source, which is then sampled via the ADC on the Analog 0 pin of the Arduino.
To do spectrum analysis however, you need to capture signal over time, then process that data with what is known as a Fourier Transformation. This magical process takes a signal and breaks it down into buckets based upon frequencies found within the sample. This produces a remarkably good picture of the signal.. and if displayed, functions as a visual spectrum analyzer if looped over and over.
This post contains a library which performs both the sampling and the Fast Fourier Transformation completely in C in 8 bits, amazing fast considering that fact, and uses a few tricks to be really stingy on memory, which is at a premium on Arduino- especially with the TVout data space eating up quite a bit. Since the Atmega 328 only has 2k of RAM, every byte counts. Matrix math done like this is nothing short of awesome. Best of all, it’s usable as a library. Cut and paste the .cpp and .h into a new folder named “FFT” in the Libraries directory. My Arduino project code is adapted from the original code from the forum-posted Arduino program.
via [Blurtime]

### Arduino Realtime Audio Spectrum Analyzer with Video out! Arduino Realtime Audio Spectrum Analyzer with Video out! Arduino Realtime Audio Spectrum Analyzer with Video out!

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

[Paul Bishop] shared code & pics about his project mixing a 8 bit FFT library found on the forum (in C) and the TvOut library.
The first piece- data collection- is fairly standard.  I use an electret microphone (which alone only produces a few mV output, far too low for our Arduino to use directly) with a transistor amplifier as the signal source, which is then sampled via the ADC on the Analog 0 pin of the Arduino.
To do spectrum analysis however, you need to capture signal over time, then process that data with what is known as a Fourier Transformation.  This magical process takes a signal and breaks it down into buckets  based upon frequencies found within the sample.  This produces a remarkably good picture of the signal.. and if displayed, functions as a visual spectrum analyzer if looped over and over.
This post contains a library which performs both the sampling and the Fast Fourier Transformation completely in C in 8 bits, amazing fast considering that fact, and uses a few tricks to be really stingy on memory, which is at a premium on Arduino- especially with the TVout data space eating up quite a bit.  Since the Atmega 328 only has 2k of RAM, every byte counts.  Matrix math done like this is nothing short of awesome.  Best of all, it’s usable as a library.  Cut and paste the .cpp and .h into a new folder named “FFT” in the Libraries directory.  My Arduino project code is adapted from the original code from the forum-posted Arduino program.
via [Blurtime]

[Paul Bishop] shared code & pics about his project mixing a 8 bit FFT library found on the forum (in C) and the TvOut library.
The first piece- data collection- is fairly standard. I use an electret microphone (which alone only produces a few mV output, far too low for our Arduino to use directly) with a transistor amplifier as the signal source, which is then sampled via the ADC on the Analog 0 pin of the Arduino.
To do spectrum analysis however, you need to capture signal over time, then process that data with what is known as a Fourier Transformation. This magical process takes a signal and breaks it down into buckets based upon frequencies found within the sample. This produces a remarkably good picture of the signal.. and if displayed, functions as a visual spectrum analyzer if looped over and over.
This post contains a library which performs both the sampling and the Fast Fourier Transformation completely in C in 8 bits, amazing fast considering that fact, and uses a few tricks to be really stingy on memory, which is at a premium on Arduino- especially with the TVout data space eating up quite a bit. Since the Atmega 328 only has 2k of RAM, every byte counts. Matrix math done like this is nothing short of awesome. Best of all, it’s usable as a library. Cut and paste the .
cpp and .h into a new folder named “FFT” in the Libraries directory. My Arduino project code is adapted from the original code from the forum-posted Arduino program.
via [Blurtime]

[Paul Bishop] shared code & pics about his project mixing a 8 bit FFT library found on the forum (in C) and the TvOut library.
The first piece- data collection- is fairly standard. I use an electret microphone (which alone only produces a few mV output, far too low for our Arduino to use directly) with a transistor amplifier as the signal source, which is then sampled via the ADC on the Analog 0 pin of the Arduino.
To do spectrum analysis however, you need to capture signal over time, then process that data with what is known as a Fourier Transformation. This magical process takes a signal and breaks it down into buckets based upon frequencies found within the sample. This produces a remarkably good picture of the signal.. and if displayed, functions as a visual spectrum analyzer if looped over and over.
This post contains a library which performs both the sampling and the Fast Fourier Transformation completely in C in 8 bits, amazing fast considering that fact, and uses a few tricks to be really stingy on memory, which is at a premium on Arduino- especially with the TVout data space eating up quite a bit. Since the Atmega 328 only has 2k of RAM, every byte counts. Matrix math done like this is nothing short of awesome. Best of all, it’s usable as a library. Cut and paste the .cpp and .h into a new folder named “FFT” in the Libraries directory. My Arduino project code is adapted from the original code from the forum-posted Arduino program.
via [Blurtime]

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