Hot off the press, here’s a round up of Chirp’s latest updates. From news and articles to engineering updates and all the cool stuff in between, you’re in the right place for the latest and greatest from our team. And, as always, if you have created something interesting with Chirp, give us a shout, we’d love to hear more about it:


Get Building on MATRIX Labs' Dev Boards

If you’re ready to get started with your own IoT projects, we highly recommend checking out MATRIX’s development boards, which incorporate all the bells and whistles you need to get up and running.

We recently had a live-stream chat with the good people over at MATRIX, who have been testing out Chirp for near-field communication. The team has also now published a tutorial on getting up and running with Chirp on Raspberry Pi plus MATRIX board. Check out the tutorial by clicking below.

Watch the MATRIX tutorial here

Send Encrypted Data with Chirp

Last month we highlighted the affordances of using data-over-sound, and of those, we mentioned how secure this method of encoding and decoding data is. We often get asked, “Can you really securely send data using sound?” or “Can a malicious eavesdropper easily intercept transmissions?”. Rest assured, your data will be safe.

There are several different encryption techniques that could be applied here, but in this tutorial, we will explore the use of AES encryption in iOS (Swift) and Android (Kotlin).

Read more: Sending encrypted data with Chirp


Birds and bees: the buzzing connections between nature and sound🐝

From insects and primates to flowers and trees, there are some seriously impressive uses of sound in nature. We thought it would be fun to take a step away from technology for a moment and highlight the impressive innovations that come directly from nature. Check out our top 6 list of the most innovative uses of sound in nature.

Read more: The top 6 most innovative uses of sound in nature