In this instructable we’ll show you how to make a light and sound interface that can be used to play “Simon Says” and as a MIDI interface. Both modes will be played with your feet.
The project was born because we wanted to make an interactive installation where almost any kind of audience could make use of it no matter their age. It was developed for a mall, as one of its attractions.
The first reference that we got from the client was this version of Simon Says that could be played with people’s feet. We basically had to replicate this idea.
We researched similar game/platforms, and we found a lot of dance floors, most of them work with light but not sound. We also found big pianos for feet so we thought that something interesting could come out from adding the musical instrument functionality. For the love of music!
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