TEAM 1: Tapped In
- Brian Finamore
- James S. Lee
- Nikola Ljuboja
- Song Zhao
are designing a wearable, wireless , percussion device that
interprets a user’s natural tapping motions to
musical interaction with the user’s mp3 player.
- The device will use force sensing resistors (FSR’s) and/or
piezos on the
user’s fingers and feet and wirelessly transmit this data via
Bluetooth to the user’s music playing
device (smart phone), where our software interprets sensor inputs and
plays the corresponding user-mapped sound file through the earphones in
real-time and layered on top of user’s music.
Our technology aims to:
- enhance the natural human tendency to tap along
they are listening to
- evolve the digital music listening experience
passive activity to an interactive one.
- Provide entertainment for both musicians
- provide a cheap, lightweight , portable
alternative to a
conventional bulky, immobile, expensive drumset.
- provide a quiet, affordable way to learn
- advantage over conventional drum sets (in certain
situations) is obvious
- No portable yet high-fidelity solution currently
For mainstream consumer,
compare to MiJam
- Sounds not customizable
- Awkward sound-switching mechanism
- Cumbersome (and cheesy) hardware
- Our design is more robust.
•Arduino Pro 3.3V 8MHz Module w/ Atmega 328 micro(4x-$20)
Sparkfun Bluetooth Mate
Bluetooth® Module (4x-$65)
Interlink ™ Force Sensing Resistors (10x - $5ea)
- Accelerometers (2x)
written in Java providing user interface and sound
•Embedded software written in Arduino IDE
•Bluetooth 2.1, Serial Port Profile (SPP)
- The device shall be portable, lightweight, simplistic, and be
able to be retailed at < $100.
- The device shall be composed of two feet nodes and two hand nodes
to facilitate drumset emulation.
- The eventual product shall have a user customizable sound map
through the Android user interface.
- The end-to-end latency shall be no more than 30 ms.
- The device (all nodes) shall be up and running in less than 30 s.
- The audio ouput shall be able to be layered on top of music
playback or other mobile device system audio.
- The hardware shall not be cheesy or cumbersome to the user, and
as such shall be minimalist and as subtle as possible.
RISKS & MITIGATION STRATEGIES
To be completed.
PRESENTATIONS & VIDEOS
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