A music box that can help you improvise with random melodies

We designed this music box that can give you inspiration by generating random melodies, and also allow you to play as you wish. In this video, I combined the random melodies with improvised melodies to make a whole music piece.

My role:

  • acquired data from a soft pot and a force sensor, and send then via serial communication with Arduino
  • developed a program that can map the input to melodies using p5.js, a touch event from force sensor is mapped to random tones, and a touch event from soft pot is mapped to a tone with certain frequency according to where you touch it (like a piano).
  • made a visualization of the frequencies and intensity of each tone using p5.js

 

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