Game Controller of next generation, Musical tool, Arduino gadget: iKazoo

The Most Versatile Entertainment Gadget Ever - Write, run, and share your own iOS and Android Apps.
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We all know what a Kazoo is!

A wind instrument that adds a "buzzing" timbral quality to your voice when you sing into it. The kazoo is a type of membranophone – a device which modifies the sound of a person's voice by way of a vibrating membrane. In this way anybody can produce any sound using just their voice.

 By replacing the membrane with a piezo microphone the sound can be amplified and alternated. Tunes can be converted into numbers [midi]. These numbers can control electronic instruments on your Smartphone, Tablet, PC or Laptop. Making such an electric kazoo might be cool for awhile, but probably it would get boring pretty quickly. That is why,we introduce the iKazoo. 


iKazoo

iKazoo is extremely versatile with tons of amazing functions! The flute side is a breath synthesizer. That's why iKazoo looks like a flute from one side.

 


The complete surface is touch and shock sensitive, so you can tap on different positions with different intensity to get a super drum computer or beat box. Plus, if you hold iKazoo in your hand instead of between your lips, the built-in microphone can record and alter your voice, while the tunes you have created previously are automatically looped. This will give you an unbelievable performance.

A bi-directional bluetooth transceiver connects wirelessly with your smartphone or tablet.

Want to play a game?


 The iKazoo's built-in Arduino platform is equipped with optical and motion sensors.  This turns the iKazoo into an Optical Game Controller. So just move the iKazoo around and play your favorite games easily.
The two multicolour LEDs allow you to connect to any device that has a built-in camera, such as your Phone, Tablet, or a PC.

Just hold the iKazoo in front of the device, and our driver application will search and sync up! You will never have to use a touch screen again. Connect your device to your TV and you have a game console. 

 Our OGACO interface connects your iKazoo wirelessly with your favorite apps. Want to discover the OGACO universe? Every contributor becomes a member of OGACO online community (OGACO Land), a virtual gadget paradise for free.

 

iKazoo is an open source platform. Soon we will be able to share many other gadget ideas, generated by you and your friends with other members of OGACO online community. You can also peek into our secret closet full of new gadgets coming up. Plus, our "members only" website shows you tons of iKazoo features and applications. So help us to get started and become a member of OGACO. Your contribution means a lot to us and motivate us to come up with lots of innovative ideas.

 

 

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
Strap

 


 

iKazoo Applications 

 

Music

Electronic Flute
Touch & Tap Midi Controller
Karaoke
Microphone
Sequencer
Auto Looper
Effect Controller
Breath Synthesizer
Sound Pick-Up ("attach'n touch")

Game

Crazy Motion Controller
3D Air Joy Stick
Racket, Paddle, Sword-, or Golf-Club Simulator
RC Controller
Robot Controller

Art 

Quick Draw Utility
Airbrush Simulator

Who we are

OGACO Gadgets is a US/Canada registered company based in Canada. We are supported by a team of creative people who are as dedicated to the product and its success as we are. We have strong industry partners to assist us in manuafacturing. 

In OGACO Gadgets, we wanted to find a way to interface the real and virtual worlds with complete synchronicity and make it accessible to anyone. So, we created new form of “personal assistance” devices! We call them “Fun-e-tizers”, synthesizers of FUN!


With iKazoo, we wanted not only to make the most versatile device imaginable, but also to bring people together by creating their own open source apps and sharing them in our online OGACO community. But we’re not stopping here....iKazoo is just the first gadget of OGACO’s revolutionary devices on the way. We want you to realize the future of OGACO Gadgets, the new way to play, create, stay fit, share and connect. OGACO Gadgets is dedicated to new ways of thinking, sharing, playing, creating, and making YOU a part of innovations! So, please contribute today, and join our team!

 

 

Where we are

The prototyping of the iKazoo is done. The hardware components are chosen and the printed circuit board is ready. We have contacted the manufactures and are ready for production. We need to raise 150K with your help in order to bring the iKazoo into your world.

We are also searching for general distributors. We plan to have the product finished and ready to be shipped by August 2013 at the latest.

We value your questions and opinions, please feel free to reach us at :info@ogacogadgets.com

 

iKazoo's prototype



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Media Coverage 

  

 iKazoo: Kazoo-inspired controller is one weird gadget 

 First look at the feature packed iKazoo, Ep. 115  

 Ikazoo, a multifunctional entertainment device for music and more 

 

iKazoo to Support MIDI, OSC and Audiobus

 

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 IKAZOO AIMS TO BE THE SWISS ARMY KNIFE OF CONTROLLERS!

IKazoo, the Magic Flute!


OGACO IKAZOO OFFERS UP PLENTY OF FUNCTIONALITY IN A CUTE, FUN PACKAGE!

 

 OGACO IKAZOO, THE STRANGELY FASCINATING GADGET, MOTION CONTROLLER & FLUTE!


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