Browsing articles tagged with " sound"
Dec 25, 2011

SoundBOXES: Final

The goal of this project was to construct a musical interface. Instead of creating a series of different switches for input that are connected to various actuators, I sought to design an interface in which the input was the actuator. My initial concept was to create a tower (actually towers) of sound. After a few experiments with paper speakers, I was interested in pushing the boundaries of the form and physics. Continue reading »

Dec 5, 2011

ATtiny85 Initial Tests: tone() Function Support

These tests with the ATtiny are for a related project in Soft Circuits II in which we were tasked to make a musical interface. I am making an interface in which the user places paper speaker boxes on the interface to create sound and can stack them to amplify it.
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Nov 22, 2011

SoundBOXES: Testing 1, 2

These are sound boxes I am building for a musical interface project in soft circuits, and thought it would be extremely relevant to post. It is based off of Hannah Perner-Wilson’s design and uses a 9 volt recording module from Radio Shack for sound, two 9 volt batteries, copper tape, a TIP120 transistor, neodymium magnets, and paper. This is a great example of how to make a black box visible.

Nov 7, 2011

Short Circuit Workshop 1: Oscillator Circuit


Short Circuit is an afterschool program run by the Institute of Play at Quest to Learn that was piloted in the fall of 2010. It “is an informal hands-on laboratory for participants to explore and discover innovative uses for physical and digital materials, like circuits, conductive inks, LEDs, the latest programming languages, paper, pipe cleaners, iPads, video, audio and websites.” [1]
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