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Audiomoth Dev

Audiomoth Dev

Single-unit price: $79.99 + shipping

Not available / campaign end date: Tue, 10 Aug 2021 11:55:00 PDT

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Backers: 58

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Target: 100

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Funded: 200

Product Details


Audiomoth Dev

Brand / Manufacturer

Open Acoustic Devices

Product Description

AudioMoth Dev is the development version of the acoustic monitoring device AudioMoth® version 1.2.0 . This full-spectrum acoustic development board is based on the Gecko processor range from Silicon Labs and uses JST-PH headers to expose useful peripherals for modular expansion. AudioMoth Dev is intended for deployment with an external battery pack, no battery pack is included.


Only 200 units available for this campaign.



  • Silicon Labs Wonder Gecko microcontroller
    • 48MHz 32-bit processor
    • DSP instruction support and floating-point unit
    • 256kB Flash
    • 32kB RAM plus an extra 256kB of external SRAM
  • On-board analog MEMS microphone, Sensitivity -38 dBV/Pa, 63 dBA SNR, 10Hz to 192kHz 
  • Sample rates up to 384kHz
  • 3.5 mm jack socket for external electret condenser microphones *Case not compatible when using an external mic
  • Micro-USB B port for power, configuration and for reprogramming the Flash
  • 5 separate JST-PH style headers for board-board/board-case integration
    • 2pin JST-PH header for connecting external power supplies (3.3V to 6V)
    • 2pin JST-PH header for powering external 3V boards or products from AudioMoth Dev – 3pin JST-PH header for external red and green LED’s
    • 3pin JST-PH header for an external switch
    • 4pin JST-PH header for multi-function 3V General Purpose I/O (GPIO)
    • 6-pin serial wire debug port
  • MicroSD card connector 

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

AudioMoth in the News


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

Technology Quarterly - June 19th 2021 Edition.


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 batsArticle by Phoebe Weston on how AudioMoth was used to identify 1.7 million bat calls.


BBC - Endangered bats: The manicure helping to save a speciesArticle 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 visitorsWight Link press release by Karen Woods where Adrain Bicker describes using AudioMoth to monitor bat migration

Hackerfarm - Tech 4 Good : AudioMothArticle in the Tech 4 Good series where Hackerfarm reviews and discusses technology designed for humanitarian, development, or environmental applications

Silicon Labs - Open Acoustic Devices takes low power to new heights for wildlife conservationBlog by Lance Looper describing how the Silicon Labs processor lowers the power for acoustic monitoring


Chinadialogue - Five technologies to save wildlife from traffickersArticle 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 environmentsArticle and video introducing our recent paper on sensor optimization

Medium Article - Acoustic monitoring made affordable with AudioMothArticle by Holly Baines discussing how AudioMoth is manufactured and supported at a low cost

Sparkfun Blog - Scaling Open-Source Conservation TechnologyArticle 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 loggingArticle by Yvette Sierra Praeli describing how acoustic monitoring can be used to prevent poaching

Mongabay Article - ‘AudioMoth’ device aims to deliver low-cost, power-efficient monitoring of remote landscapesArticle by Mike Gaworecki describing the Methods in Ecology and Evolution publication


WWF Conservation Technology - Acoustic Monitoring for Conservation and Ecological researchPDF report by WWF describing the guidelines of using acoustic monitoring, featuring a case study using AudioMothBES Press Release - Listening in: Acoustic monitoring devices detect illegal hunting and loggingPress release by Sabrina Weiss describing Evelyn Piña Covarrubia's presentation at the ‘Ecology Across Borders’ conference in GhentOxford 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 deadArticle by Ollie Wearn using AudioMoth to monitor the Cuban greater funnel-eared batMedium Article - Listening to the mountain: Using audio recorders to monitor forest birds in KenyaArticle by Ciira Maina using early prototypes of AudioMoth to monitor the forest birds in KenyaNew Scientist Article - Drones listen in on bats to reveal their in-flight secretsArticle by Chris Baraniuk using AudioMoth to monitor bats by droneJournal of Animal Ecology Press - New technologies for listening to batsArticle by Simon Hoggart using AudioMoth to monitor bats in MadeiraBBC - The search for Britain's only native species of cicadaArticle 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.

Lead time before shipment is 7 days from the date that the campaign closes (Closes September 20 + 7 Days = Shipping by September 27th 2021)

Why GroupGets?

The group buy model has proven successful with the original Audiomoth.

External Links

Manufacturer product page

Purchase Information

Unit Deliverable

One Audiomoth Dev 1.0.0

Unit Price


Campaign Part #



Not available / campaign funded, end date: Tue, 10 Aug 2021 11:55:00 PDT

Factory Lead Time

7 Days

Options and Add-Ons

64GB Micro SD Card


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

USB A to Micro B Charge & Sync Cable


300.0 mm (0.98') Micro USB Cable


The Official AudioMoth IPX7 Waterproof Case (Green)



  • 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, 1.1.0, and 1.2.0 (when jack socket not fitted)
  • The case requires 40 minutes for the air pressure to equalize after the clasp is sealed.

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