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Emulating a marching band with wearable instruments

Discussion in 'Graphics' started by vettacossx-alpha, May 14, 2011.

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  1. vettacossx-alpha

    vettacossx-alpha Midnight Mage Member


    [Scott] is a design and technology master’s student who just came up with The Imaginary Marching Band – virtual band instruments you can wear on your hand.

    Remember growing up with this commercial? well i do! lol Why does this matter? read on friends read on...

    Taking inspiration from Minority Report and the NES Power Glove, the system is able to emulate 6 instruments at this point – A trumpet, trombone, tuba, snare drum, bass drum, and cymbals. The glove itself reads data from a variety of sensors and passes that onto an Arduino Uno which sends serial data back to a computer. This data is then parsed by a Serial – MIDI converter, and can then be played back through a sampler, synthesizer or piped into your sequencer of choice. Happily, [Scott] will be designing custom PCBs for his gloves to cut down on space and weight, and he’ll also be making his project open-source eventually.

    [Scott] has a kickstarter page for his project, and so far he’s been on track towards getting this project funded. Check out a demo after the break.


    Keep up the kick ass mods Scott!

  2. dns

    dns Active Member Admin

    So now i'm picturing 50 people marching in step wearing one of those gloves.
  3. vettacossx-alpha

    vettacossx-alpha Midnight Mage Member

    and these 3 leading the band! lol (from left to right) Richard Simmons (spirit fingers) Boy George (the Emo Soul Chemistry) and Bride Of Frankenstein! (Public relations and crowd control)

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