Lumazoid Realtime Music Visualizer Board

Product Code: 2257
by Nootropic Design
£35.99 inc VAT
£29.99 ex VAT
8 in stock.

Lumazoid is a realtime music visualizer board that lets you display an awesome light show that is synchronized to your music. Just plug the Lumazoid in between your music device and your audio system, and enjoy the show!

  • Works with any WS2812 / WS2812B LED strips like NeoPixel and others
  • Works with the Digital RGB Addressable LED Weatherproof Strip 60 LED -1m
  • Supports 60, 120, or 180 LED strip lengths. (video below shows a 2m 120 LED strip)
  • 8 different patterns + random mode that smoothly transitions between patterns
  • 3 different color modes with parameter control
  • Sensitivity and brightness control
  • Adjustable frequency response so you can choose to visualize all frequency bands or just the bass and beat
  • Programmable with Arduino
  • Fully assembled and tested

Connection Guide

Input: 3.5mm (1/8") stereo jack from phone, tablet, computer, Bluetooth receiver or other device.

Output: 3.5mm (1/8") stereo jack to audio system like stereo receiver or amplified computer speakers.

LEDs: 3-wire connection to WS2812 / WS2812B LED strip. No wires will be connected if you buy just the board.

Power: 5V, standard 2.1mm size, center positive.

 

Technical Details

Power

The Lumazoid board requires a 5V DC power supply. The power supply must be capable of supplying 2A of current when using the Lumazoid with 60 or 120 LEDs (for example, a 1m or 2m strip with 60 LEDs per meter). The Lumazoid firmware is carefully designed to draw less than 2A of current when used with 60 or 120 LEDs. If you use the Lumazoid with a 180 LED strip, you will require a supply that can deliver at least 3A of current, but you probably already have such a power supply if you have that many LEDs. 

If you design and code your own visualizations for Lumazoid, make sure you consider the current requirements of your visualization.

LED Strip Compatibility

The Lumazoid is designed for WS2812 or WS2812B LED strips. These are readily available from many suppliers and are sometimes referred to as "NeoPixel" which is Adafruit's branding for WS2812B strips. Sometimes LED strips are referred to as "WS2811" but the name WS2811 only refers to the driver chip and not the integrated chip+LED combo. If you have an LED strip that someone called "WS2811" and it has 3 wires (5V, ground, and data) then it should work.

The Lumazoid does NOT work with other types of LED strips based on different technology like APA102 and APA104 LEDs (for example, Adafruit "DotStar" strips). Lumazoid only works with 3-wire LED strips based on WS2812 or WS2812B technology.

IMPORTANT: When connecting the LED strip to the Lumazoid, carefully pay attention to the labels for the connections (GND, DOUT, 5V). The Lumazoid DOUT connects to the LED strip "DI" or "DIN" connection. Do not assume that the wire colors will match or that the order will match! The top-to-bottom ordering of connections on the Lumazoid board is GND, DOUT, 5V, and this order may be different on your LED strip.

IMPORTANT: Always connect the LED strip before connecting power. Do not connect the LED strip to a powered board.