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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

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    [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...
    [video=youtube;WYBzKFm-rd0]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYBzKFm-rd0[/video]

    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.

    [video=youtube;xOe4y5fR8jo]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOe4y5fR8jo&feature=player_embedded[/video]​

    Keep up the kick ass mods Scott!

    Source:
    http://hackaday.com/tag/wearable-computing/
  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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