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    DIY Decibel meter?

    I have been googling for quite a bit and cant quite come up with anything I like.

    basically I need something that can measure sound levels in dB and then output to an 3 or 4 character LCD. Maybe something fancier, but thats the gist of it.

    In the Matrix/Vibe dash there is a "window"

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    that is basically a backlit "Passenger PUT ON YER DAMN SEATBELT!" warning that flashes. Its works when a pressure sensor in the passenger seat is triggered. I have mine currently disconnected, because its mad gizz-ay.

    I want to put something of use there, why not something that gives me a feedback on how badly I am destroying my ears! No I do not want to use this for SPL contests or anything, just myself.

    I wondered if anyone knew of some neato DIY websites that sell kits and whatnot that I am not finding.
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    that's something you'll probably have to put together yourself (or have somebody else do it). i have never really heard of anything like you described as a marketed product. shouldn't be too hard to put together if you know what you're doing though.

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    I've seen a cheap kit at an electrical store... but I dont know how high up it went. cool idea.

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    Thats what I was thinking but I mean its gotta be so cheap and simple to do the following:

    wire up a dB meter "kit"

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    a backlit LCD 3 character screen
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