Musixel Boom Box

The Musixel is a board designed to interpret the frequencies in music or sounds and generate a light-show on up to 64 addressable LEDs. The Musixel has a few modes built-in, one of them is a 'Graphic Equalizer' styled visualizer that is more than just a little cool. In this project it runs an 8x8 matrix for a stunning visual in time with your music.





For this version of the Musixel BoomBox we made a laser cut acrylic box. You can download the cut file here.. Don't have a laser cutter, no worries, you can also make a Musixel BoomBoxes out of cardboard and use hot-glue to glue it together, they sound and look great!

Here is a list of the parts we recommend (you can find them below):

  • 1x LED Matrix 64 LEDs (8x8) WS2812 LEDs
  • 1x SpikenzieLabs Musixel (Board only)
  • 1x 5v 2amp AC adapter
  • 1x Male-Male stereo audio cable
  • 1x DC Jack with solder lugs
  • 1x TRRS audio jack breakout
  • 1x Momentary N.O. plunger button
  • 1x Low power 5v stereo amplifier
  • 2x Speakers (8 ohm)

Looking for instructions on how to build your own, check out the Instructable.



Product Image Item Name- Price
8ohm Speaker - 2 watts

8ohm Speaker - 2 watts

Description: A great thin rectangular 8ohm, 2 watt speaker. Features: This is a real simple thin speaker, that produces a decent amount of sound....
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DC Barrel Jack Mount 5.5mm x 2.1mm - Black

DC Barrel Jack Mount 5.5mm x 2.1mm - Black

Description: This is a screw-in DC Barrel Jack, for panel mounting. Takes the the standard 5.5mm x 2.1mm DC plug, and fits nicely through a variety...
$2.49

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LED Matrix Square 64 x WS2812

LED Matrix Square 64 x WS2812

Description: This is a 8 x 8 matrix of WS2812 LEDs. Wired up on a square PCB. Mounting holes, and easy through hole connections for +5V, Data In, and...
$24.95

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Momentary Button - Small Red Panel Mount

Momentary Button - Small Red Panel Mount

Description: It's your basic action button! This is a very useful, small, panel-mount momentary switch. It is a SPST N.O. with 1/4" threading.  We...
$0.95

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Stereo Amplifier Board (5V 3 watt x 2)

Stereo Amplifier Board (5V 3 watt x 2)

This is a small stereo amplifier that sounds good. It features built on volume control with integrated power switching. Turn the knob all the way to...
$6.95

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TRRS 3.5mm Jack Breakout

TRRS 3.5mm Jack Breakout

Description: TRRS connectors are the audio-style connectors that you see on some phones, MP3 players and development boards. TRRS stands for "Tip,...
$3.95

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Wall Adapter Power Supply - 5V DC 2A (Barrel Jack)

Wall Adapter Power Supply - 5V DC 2A (Barrel Jack)

Description: This is a high quality switching ‘wall wart’ AC to DC 5V 2000mA Barrel Jack wall power supply manufactured specifically for SparkFun...
$5.95

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The Musixel (Board only)

The Musixel (Board only)

Description: The Musixel adds color to your music. Attach it to your music source (MP3 player, phone, computer, stereo etc…) and the Musixel will...
$14.95

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Audio Cable Braided Cloth 3.5mm 3ft

Audio Cable Braided Cloth 3.5mm 3ft

Description: This is a simple, 3ft. 3.5mm audio cable. Commonly used with audio, this cable can also be used for really easy data transmission, as...
$1.95

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