ECE497 Project Makeshift Drums

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Team members: Will Elswick, James Savage

Executive Summary

Our project will use Bluetooth to communicate with several vibration sensors or accelerators. These sensors will be attached by the user to everyday objects like books or a table top and the Beagle Bone Black will use the sensors' outputs to play sounds. In this way, a user can play the drums, bongos, maracas, et cetera without a drum kit or other bulky equipment.

So far nothing works--we haven't started yet!

We hope to get started on this soon. Dr. Yoder has Bluetooth dongles and a few kinds of sensors we should look at interfacing. We should also look at creating a web interface to select instruments and filters.

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