Hello,

I am new user never used Arduino or c language before. I need to have a program that can read data in array form of an SD card and perform a FFT on it. From there we analyze the FFT too see if there’s a large magnitude at 2Hz.

we plan on using an Arduino Mega for this part and we have found an Arduino FFT example but are having trouble reading and understanding what’s happening in the file. Also I don’t know how to call that data from SD card to do fft and after doing the FFT I need to see the values which is not included in the following code that i found in examples of fft lib.

```
/*
fft_adc.pde
guest openmusiclabs.com 8.18.12
example sketch for testing the fft library.
it takes in data on ADC0 (Analog0) and processes them
with the fft. the data is sent out over the serial
port at 115.2kb. there is a pure data patch for
visualizing the data.
*/
#define LOG_OUT 1 // use the log output function
#define FFT_N 256 // set to 256 point fft
#include <FFT.h> // include the library
void setup() {
Serial.begin(115200); // use the serial port
TIMSK0 = 0; // turn off timer0 for lower jitter
ADCSRA = 0xe5; // set the adc to free running mode
ADMUX = 0x40; // use adc0
DIDR0 = 0x01; // turn off the digital input for adc0
}
void loop() {
while(1) { // reduces jitter
cli(); // UDRE interrupt slows this way down on arduino1.0
for (int i = 0 ; i < 512 ; i += 2) { // save 256 samples
while(!(ADCSRA & 0x10)); // wait for adc to be ready
ADCSRA = 0xf5; // restart adc
byte m = ADCL; // fetch adc data
byte j = ADCH;
int k = (j << 8) | m; // form into an int
k -= 0x0200; // form into a signed int
k <<= 6; // form into a 16b signed int
fft_input[i] = k; // put real data into even bins
fft_input[i+1] = 0; // set odd bins to 0
}
fft_window(); // window the data for better frequency response
fft_reorder(); // reorder the data before doing the fft
fft_run(); // process the data in the fft
fft_mag_log(); // take the output of the fft
sei();
Serial.write(255); // send a start byte
Serial.write(fft_log_out, 128); // send out the data
}
}
```

I would appreciate your help.