Air Combo Charles Cole Mark Cerritelli Matthew Fister Mine Yalcinalp
Project Concept & Motivation • Concept - Our project will allow users to play virtual musical instruments. The prototype uses embedded components to detect and communicate user gestures, via Bluetooth, to a base station that plays the appropriate sound. • Motivation - Intuitive virtual instruments that allow multiple musicians to play together do not exist. Our prototype will allow players to have jam sessions on a gesture controlled device capable of simulating several instruments.
Competitive Analysis Wii Drum Machine Use a Wii remote to play a virtual drum. miJam Electronic drum that simulates different drum noises. Virtual Air Guitar Visually detect air guitar playing to guide procedurally generated music The Air Combo supports multiple instruments and multiple players.
Thou Shall Requirements • Portable Requirement • Portable with wireless range of 32 feet • Timing Requirement • Latency between gesture and sound of 10 ms • Functional Requirement • Accepts various gestures as input • Sends gesture message to base station • Base station recognizes instrument • Virtual instrument sound is produced • Supports multiple instruments • Supports multiple players
Technical Specifications • Hardware • Bluetooth Module • Telos Motes w/ Accelerometer • Bluetooth-enabled laptop • Software • Sound driver and library • PC bluetooth driver • Protocol • Bluetooth