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AudioMoth v1.2.0 (Round 22)

A low-cost, full-spectrum acoustic logger, based on the Gecko processor
AudioMoth v1.2.0 (Round 22)
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AudioMoth v1.2.0 (Round 22)
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1000
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0 of 1520 units are still available
$79.99 + Shipping

Product Details

Brand / Manufacturer

OpenAcoustics

Manufacturer Part #

OAD-AM-120

Product Description

AudioMoth is a low-cost, full-spectrum acoustic logger, based on the Gecko processor range from Silicon Labs. Just like its namesake the moth, AudioMoth can listen at audible frequencies, well into ultrasonic frequencies. It is capable of recording uncompressed audio to microSD card at rates from 8,000 to 384,000 samples per second.

  • Orders will be shipping around March 14th 2024, once shipped you will receive an automatic email with your tracking information.
  • Your order may be charged while the GroupGet campaign is live and active.
  • We can take PO orders, email sales@groupgets.com

Features

  • EFM32 Gecko processor
  • Capable of recording at sample rates up to 384kHz
  • Records uncompressed WAV files to microSD card
  • Powered by 3 x AA batteries
  • Analog MEMS microphone
  • Analog pre-amplifier with adjustable gain
  • Measures just 58 x 48 x 15 mm
  • Configurable USB interface
  • Onboard real-time clock keeps track of time in UTC
  • Exposed header for 3.5mm jack mic from version 1.2.0 onwards

Resources

Find all instructions, guides, and downloads on Open Acoustic Devices Website

 

AudioMoth in the News

2022

  • ZSL.org - HydroMoth: Testing a prototype low-cost acoustic recorder for aquatic environments 
    • Article by Timothy A. C. Lamont, Lucille Chapuis, Ben Williams, Sasha Dines,Tess Gridley, Guilherme Frainer, Jack Fearey, Permas B. Maulana, Mochyudho E. Prasetya, Jamaluddin Jompa, David J. Smith, Stephen D. Simpson

2021

  • Wall Street Journal - Better Data, Cheaper Tech Promise to Unlock Nature's Secrets
    • Article by Jackie Snow on how conservationists hope newly-launched open source tools will lend more insight into endangered species and the effects of climate change.
  • Journal of Open Hardware - Open hardware provides a better chance for scientific reproducibility
    • Article by Andrew Hill and Alasdair Davies.
  • The Economist - All kinds of new technology are being used to monitor the natural world
    • Jun 19th, 2021 edition

2020

  • BBC iPlayer - Inside the Bat Cave
    • BBC documentary showing AudioMoth being used to discover the secret world of one of the most endangered and least understood animals on earth – bats.
  • The Guardian - New sensor offers a window into the secret lives of Britain's rarest bats
    • Article by Phoebe Weston on how AudioMoth was used to identify 1.7 million bat calls.

2019

  • BBC - Endangered bats: The manicure helping to save a species
    • Article by Helen Briggs with picture showing AudioMoth
  • WightLink - Wightlink helps to plot the journey of one of the Isle of Wight’s most special seasonal visitors Wight Link press release by Karen Woods where Adrain Bicker describes using AudioMoth to monitor bat migration
  • Hackerfarm - Tech 4 Good : AudioMoth
    • Article in the Tech 4 Good series where Hackerfarm reviews and discusses technology designed for humanitarian, development, or environmental applications

2018

  • Chinadialogue - Five technologies to save wildlife from traffickers
    • Article by Catherine Early introducing technology built in collaborations between conservationists and tech developers.
  • RSEC blog - Optimization of sensor deployment for acoustic detection and localization in terrestrial environments
    • Article and video introducing our recent paper on sensor optimization
  • Medium Article - Acoustic monitoring made affordable with AudioMoth
    • Article by Holly Baines discussing how AudioMoth is manufactured and supported at a low cost
  • Sparkfun Blog - Scaling Open-Source Conservation Technology
    • Article by Megan Arnold describing how AudioMoth has been scaled to enable global conservation projects
  • Mongabay Latam Article - Acoustic monitoring: a new system to fight against hunting and illegal logging
    • Article by Yvette Sierra Praeli describing how acoustic monitoring can be used to prevent poaching

2017

  • WWF Conservation Technology - Acoustic Monitoring for Conservation and Ecological research
    • PDF repo WWF describing the guidelines of using acoustic monitoring, featuring a case study using AudioMoth
  • BES Press Release - Listening in: Acoustic monitoring devices detect illegal hunting and logging
    • Press release by Sabrina Weiss describing Evelyn Piña Covarrubia's presentation at the ‘Ecology Across Borders’ conference in Ghent
  • Oxford Sparks Podcast - Where have all the cicadas gone?
    • Podcast asking Prof Alex Rogers, Peter Prince and Andrew Hill: Where have all the cicadas gone?
  • New Scientist Article - Hanging on: In search of the bat that returned from the dead
    • Article by Ollie Wearn using AudioMoth to monitor the Cuban greater funnel-eared bat
  • Medium Article - Listening to the mountain: Using audio recorders to monitor forest birds in Kenya
    • Article by Ciira Maina using early prototypes of AudioMoth to monitor the forest birds in Kenya
  • New Scientist Article - Drones listen in on bats to reveal their in-flight secrets
    • Article by Chris Baraniuk using AudioMoth to monitor bats by drone
  • Journal of Animal Ecology Press - New technologies for listening to bats
    • Article by Simon Hoggart using AudioMoth to monitor bats in Madeira
  • BBC - The search for Britain's only native species of cicada
    • Article by Chris Baraniuk introducing an early version of AudioMoth to monitor the New Forest cicada

 

Important Notes

  • International Duties and Taxes are not included, you may be required to pay these before delivery.
  • Orders will be shipping around March 14th 2024, once shipped you will receive an automatic email with your tracking information.
  • Your order may be charged while the GroupGet campaign is live and active.
  • AudioMoth/HydroMoth HTSUS 8519.81.25.00, Country of Origin USA, ECCN EAR99

Purchase Information

Unit Deliverable

One AudioMoth 1.2.0 device (batteries, SD card, USB cable and case not included)

Unit Price

$79.99

Availability

Campaign Funded, ends when minimum unit count reached

Lead Time

30 Days after campaign end date


Options and Add-Ons

AudioMoth v1.2.0 (Round 22)

64GB Micro SD Card

$18.00

One of the following models of micro-sd cards. These have been validated by Open Acoustic Devices to deliver the highest quality recordings and best compatibility with AudioMoth 1.2.0 (card model determined by available supply).

SanDisk Extreme® microSDHC™ UHS-I w/adapter- 64GB

AudioMoth v1.2.0 (Round 22)

USB A to Micro B Charge & Sync Cable

$2.50

300.0 mm (0.98') Micro USB Cable

AudioMoth v1.2.0 (Round 22)

The Official AudioMoth IPX7 Waterproof Case (Green)

$34.99

The official AudioMoth IPX7 waterproof case from Open Acoustic Devices is designed specifically for AudioMoth version 1.0.0 to 1.2.0 (AudioMoth Dev only fits if you modify the PCB). It is effectively sealed using an easy-to-use clasp with compression o-ring. The acoustic path is protected from water-pooling with a neatly designed rain-hood and the microphone opening is waterproofed using a GAW334 acoustic vent. The case is made from injection-molded polycarbonate and comes with an adjustable velcro strap, which makes securing AudioMoth simple and easy. The case is compact and highly resilient and will house AudioMoth for extended periods of time in a wide variety of environments.


Specifications:

  • Waterproof to IPX7 (1 meter submersion for 1 hour with no leakage)
  • Comes with a velcro strap for easy deployment on 3-6 cm diameter branches/poles.
  • Rain-hood to prevent water-pooling around microphone
  • Easy to use clasp for simple battery and MicroSD card changes
  • Compatible with AudioMoth 1.0.0, AudioMoth 1.1.0, and AudioMoth 1.2.0.
  • The case requires 40 minutes for the air pressure to equalize after the clasp is sealed.
  • HTSUS 3923.10.9000

Note: Your AudioMoths may be shipped inside the cases to reduce space.

AudioMoth v1.2.0 (Round 22)

AudioMoth Underwater Case

$34.99

The AudioMoth Underwater Case is designed specifically for the HydroMoth and AudioMoth version 1.2.0 (without the 3.5mm socket). The case is made from injection-molded polycarbonate and comes with an adjustable velcro strap, which makes securing AudioMoth simple and easy. Unlike the original Green AudioMoth case, this does not have the acoustic membrane need to work outside of the water. The case is compact and highly resilient and will house AudioMoth for extended periods of time at depths of 30-60m.

Specifications:

  • Injection-molded polycarbonate protective case
  • Sealed using an easy-to-use clasp and compression o-ring
  • Submersible underwater case
  • Tested to a depth of 30m for 2 months
  • Comes with a removable adjustable velcro strap
  • Compatible with HydroMoth
  • The case requires 40 minutes for the air pressure to equalize after the clasp is sealed.
  • Available in frosted transparent 
  • HTSUS 3923.10.9000

AudioMoth v1.2.0 (Round 22)

AudioMoth USB Microphone and Case (Green)

$84.99

The AudioMoth USB Microphone and Case (Green) together make a splashproof and easy-to-use full-spectrum USB microphone. The device streams audible and ultrasonic frequencies via USB and is designed to specifically run using the free AudioMoth Live App and using the AudioMoth USB Microphone firmware. It uses an identical audio front-end to the standard AudioMoth 1.2.0 variants and doesn’t require batteries. It also has a 3.5mm socket to allow additional external electret condenser (PIP) microphones/hydrophones to be used. The case is made from injection-molded polycarbonate and the acoustic path is protected using a splashproof Gore acoustic vent. The case has an easy-accessible switch and a large loop to take strain off of the USB cable or to make it easy to attach to objects during use. 


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