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thumb‎ Embedded Linux Class by Mark A. Yoder

Team members: Jiayu Guo, Zizhao Wang

Grading Template

I'm using the following template to grade. Each slot is 10 points. 0 = Missing, 5=OK, 10=Wow!

00 Executive Summary
00 Installation Instructions 
00 User Instructions
00 Highlights
00 Theory of Operation
00 Work Breakdown
00 Future Work
00 Conclusions
00 Demo
00 Late
Comments: I'm looking forward to seeing this.

Score:  10/100

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Executive Summary

Makey Makey is a invention-kit to use everything to be Keyboard. like banana, water, even cat. For this project, we created a MakeyMakey to play with sound. Our Makey Makey uses banana as keyboard to play piano tones. This design is consisted of a main microcontroller, a PCB board, a USB sound card, and an audio player. We use Beaglebone to get the different informations and produce corresponding tones to the audio player. One of human's wrist is mounted by reference ground and human can use either figure to touch bananas to produce different tones. Our Makey Makey will not only use bananas as inputs but also apples, water and everything.


If you have hardware, consider Small Build, Big Execuition for ideas on the final packaging.

Installation Instructions

1- MakeyMakey using Csound to produce sound, to install Csound for Python:

bone$ apt-get install python-csnd

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User Instructions

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When everything is installed, we can play with Makey, Firstly connect the USB sound and the audio player to beaglebone. Then connect the 7 input wires into 7 bananas, and wire the reference ground to one of your wrist. Use your hand to touch bananas to play sound!


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Theory of Operation

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Work Breakdown

1- PCB -GPIO read in -Csound play sound

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Future Work

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thumb‎ Embedded Linux Class by Mark A. Yoder