Arduino-Assisted Xylophone Player
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Xylophone

Arduino-Assisted Xylophone Player

This contraption was presented as one of the twenty submissions at the Science Hack Day San Francisco 2018 event. It received the People’s Choice Medal award. http://sf.sciencehackday.org/hacks-2018/

Goal

Build a robotic music machine that plays xylophone, drinking glasses, or drums, to help solo singers and instrument players. Make it Open Source (HW + SW).

Requirements

Autonomous Selection of diferent musics Self-contained Easy to transport Easy to use

Software Used

Hardware Used

  • ESP8266
  • Adafruit 16-Channel, 12-bit PWM/Servo Driver, I²C Interface,PCA9685
  • 4 TowerPro SG92R micro servo
  • 2 plastic chopsticks from a restaurant in Beijing
  • Power supply: Input 100-240 VAC, 50/60Hz; Output 5V, 2A

Possible Improvements

All functionalities accessible from a smartphone app Add more arms to play more notes simultaneously Add more arms to play drums, bells, etc., simultaneously Synchronize with other instruments using MIDI connection

Picture of first prototype

https://github.com/GillesdeB/Xylophone/blob/master/Design/20181028_131436_a.jpg