—– In collaboration with Mike Milazzo —–

 


Tap shoes that create any sound imaginable.


 

Pressure sensors feel for taps and send that info to the computer.

TuneTaps_poster

Music software like Garageband recognizes it as an instrument.

(Someday I hope to re-assemble the TuneTaps components to make a totally rocking video!)



~ MAKING TUNE TAPS ~


 

Mike and I are both dancers, and we found that we had the same dream: to make music with our feet. Using sensors that communicate with the computer, we can choose any software instrument to make our sounds! The project was a wonderful exploration of wireless technology – we moved from a wired prototype to bluetooth to Xbee radios.

Below is a summary of our process. We also blogged about our experience.

 
 

Sketches

TuneTaps_Sketches-01
 

Electronics

TuneTaps_Electronics-01
 

Fabrication

TuneTaps_Fabrication-01
 

Fun

TuneTaps_Fun-01

Press

Digi XBee Gallery