BMIC

mechanical drum sequencer

 
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OVERVIEW

The outline of this project was to combine computing, electronics, and mechanics to create a visually pleasing design that generated sound. Our vision for the BMIC was to create something fun and interactive, that would result in each user having a unique experience and different outputs from time to time. BMIC is what we have chosen to call a mechanical drum sequencer. From a 4 x 3 controller, the user can combine beats and instruments to create different patterns and rhythms. The signals from the controller are indentured by a programmed Raspberry Pi, that sends output to three solenoid accordingly, each attached to a mechanism hitting a percussion instrument.

 

DESIGN PROCESS

 

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Skills

raspberry pi - programming - controller design - final finish - photo documentation - film production - rapid prototyping - electric circuitry

 

Additional information

Group work done with Tilly Supple, Carla Urbano, and Bea Lopez.