A look at the Accelorometer

  As much as I’d like to get my mind off of the sensor I’ve used for my physical computing final, it makes sense to investigate and discuss the accelerometer. It has both allowed me to realize my idea for my final project, but has also been the bane of my existence.   I’m using […]

Beatwalker – Post for Final Presentation

Beatwalker provides the soundtrack of your life through dynamically changing music that responds, in real time, to your movements.   We fantasize about what the soundtrack of our lives would sound like: often times a beautifully crafted orchestra that reflects our daily activities not unlike a film’s musical score. Beatwalker realizes this aspiration for the […]

Beatwalker – user testing

User questions for tomorrow: 1) What sensation are you getting when you put it on? 2) How do you expect the interaction to begin? 3) Do you wish it would play off of other movements more? Without being more intrusive. 4) Was the volume OK?   (See previous blog post for full update).  

Beatwalker – Updates

Beatwalker is coming along swimmingly! The synth shield, the Fluxamasynth, has worked quite well. There’s been a learning curve for coding music with it, and the delay function to incorporate beats was a large hurdle as it was interfering with other processes, but I have the individual elements working and now I just need to […]

Beatwalker – System Diagram and update

  This has been the craziest week of my life, so I didn’t make the advancements I would’ve wanted, but here is my system diagram:   This was a helpful exercise to think about the different points where the interaction is going to change, and the exact outcome. I know the variable I need to […]

P-Comm final – progress, BOM, timeline

  It was a busy week of ordering my parts, and a slow week of waiting for them to send. I read the manual on the prized item, the Fluxamasynth Shield, but until it arrives, I can’t get to figuring out how this song can be put together, thus forming the ideas of what I […]

Week 8: Beatwalker info

I’ve looked around online and done some research to figure out the best components to use for the Beatwalker. The main parts are going to consist of a project box that will contain a GinSing synth shield, a very small Arduino to interpret the step counting and brain activity details, and an accelerometer or pedometer. […]

Final project proposal

Beatwalker: The soundtrack of your life     I’ve had this idea for quite some time, and I feel like I’d be able to realize it (at least the first iteration of it) through my final P-comp assignment.   It has been considered time and time again: what would the soundtrack of your life sound […]

Week 6 – Midterm Project

THE LAUGHER! The concept of the laugher (working title) was to see to what degree laughing is contagious. If a human besides you laughs, there’s a chance, should you be in the right mood, that you yourself will laugh. Can the same be said about a computer?   Koen and I did some basic research on […]

Week 4 – Making music with Arduino

  So, I did a few things with audio and the arduino in the past week, following our in class lab. As a musician, what is possible with the Arduino in that regard fascinates me, so I thought I would focus on that. First, I took the expanded part of the lab (where we use […]