Rohun Patel and Albert Cai abstract

MasterHand, the instrument


We have created a revolutionary and interactive instrument that anyone can learn. The MasterHand. It requires a user to wave his or her hands similarly to a conductor and creates music based on these movements. The wireless glove controller contains an accelerometer that is connected to an Arduino which will transmit the information via XBee to another Arduino in the receiver that is connected to a buzzer and an ultrasonic sensor. This system would create music that corresponds to user movements. The notes that the buzzer plays correspond to the distance between the user's other hand and an ultrasonic sensor on the receiver. Added functionality to be included in the next prototypes would be access to an online network of songs that could be written or uploaded by other users and an additional mode in which MasterHand plays these tracks. In this mode, the glove controller would be responsible for advancing the song and the ultrasonic sensor would control volume.

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