I'm wanting to eventually create a similar program, but integrate hardware and use LED lights. Possibly, also stream the input music through Bluetooth and pick up song recognition.
What it does
It takes in a music file and creates a visual graphic for it with a customizable output. One can change the color of the background and that of the actual visual bars. In addition to this, there is volume, pause/stop, and location in song control.
How I built it
Challenges I ran into
Many of my challenges mainly involved figuring out what to do. I was also struggling to get my windows computer to be compatible with different programs to run certain languages and their add-ons/packages. There was a learning curve with the programming languages just because I'm only really familiar with C and Java, but I enjoyed tackling the learning experience. Other problems I ran into were not fully understanding what certain aspects of the code I was looking at did. It required a lot of figuring out what would change if I moved a variable or added one to a variable. Towards the end of my project, I kept running into a wall over what I knew and what I had time to learn and figure out how to do. Though this isn't positive, it gives me something to work on even after the Hackathon is over.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
Some things I'm proud of include getting the program to run on a webpage and adding addition features. I'm proud of how much I was able to learn in such a short period of time. This experience has also made me fall in love with hackathons which is a personal accomplishment because I feel like I can impact others in a meaningful way. (I also stayed up for 36 hours which was an interesting experience.)
What I learned
What's next for Music Visualizer
As I gain more knowledge about the languages I used and the classes I'll be taking, I'm hope to revisit this project and give it some improvements. Ultimately, my goal is to still do the LED light show, but this is a step in the right direction.