May 29, 2013

Using Arduino to deal with noisy neighbours

 Are you having trouble with noisy neighbours, and have exhausted other means to have them keep the volume down? Then this next project by Instructables user "jamilinventioins" may be an interesting and fun solution. After their neighbours consistently played loud music which interfered with their quality of life, they made a simple device which measures the noise levels that uses an electret microphone, a simple preamplifier circuit and finally an Arduino. Once the noise level reaches a certain level, the Arduino activates a music player connected to a loud stereo - perfect for musical retribution. In the following video you can see the creator demonstrate this in theory and in practice:

Interesting stuff, however take care with your neighbours. For complete details, visit the project page. And for more, we're on twitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well.

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