Presentation Title

A Harmonious Blend of Art and Physics

Presentation Type

Poster

School

School of Sciences and Social Sciences

Discipline

Physics

Mentor

Sarah McGregor

Abstract

Music can take on multiple forms and be created through countless different instruments. I have created a synthetic piano using second hand circuitry and an Arduino board. An Arduino board is an open source electronics platform that is able to read inputs and turn them into outputs. For this project the Arduino is reading in the push of different buttons, placed underneath several piano keys, and outputting an L.E.D. flash and a specific audio pitch depending on which key/button is pressed. My piano also changes octaves at the flip of a switch mimicking the physics seen in a real piano. Through a poster presentation I will explain how my project shows a real life application, and blend, of physics, computer science, and music at the touch of a button.

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A Harmonious Blend of Art and Physics

Music can take on multiple forms and be created through countless different instruments. I have created a synthetic piano using second hand circuitry and an Arduino board. An Arduino board is an open source electronics platform that is able to read inputs and turn them into outputs. For this project the Arduino is reading in the push of different buttons, placed underneath several piano keys, and outputting an L.E.D. flash and a specific audio pitch depending on which key/button is pressed. My piano also changes octaves at the flip of a switch mimicking the physics seen in a real piano. Through a poster presentation I will explain how my project shows a real life application, and blend, of physics, computer science, and music at the touch of a button.