Our goal for this project was to make a wearable drum kit out of some accelerometers and piezo discs. The idea was that given a hit of a hand, a snare noise would play; or, given a press of a foot, a hi-hat or bass drum sound would play. To control the kit, we used a Hexwear micro-controller, Arduino coding software, and Cycling ’74 MAX for sound output and selection. This project was part of a larger partnership between Pomona College and the Fremont Academy of Engineering.
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