Date

2019 12:00 AM

Major

Software Engineering

Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

College

Engineering

Project Advisor

Ellen McKinney

Description

An important facet of live musical performance is its visual appeal. Musicians such as Daft Punk and Buckethead perform in iconic outfits that characterize the music they play. The objective of this project is to design and construct a headpiece capable of interpreting live musical data and generating a corresponding light routine based on the input from an instrument. Wearable technology is becoming increasingly important as means of daily utility and expression, and this project serves to explore and document the creation of such products. Through the creative design process, an initial plan was developed to focus the features of the final product. From here, the headpiece and the electronics were developed independently until the moment of integration. The headpiece was constructed with a foundation of EVA foam and utilized heat forming and various coating techniques. The electronics were operated by an Arduino Nano microcontroller that managed the concurrent signal processing from both guitar and microphone input. The findings and lessons learned throughout the project were collected into a document detailing the design and construction process. The document serves to preserve the information found and to enable others in exploring wearable technology implementations on their own.

File Format

application/pdf

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Diode Overture: Music Reactive Headpiece

An important facet of live musical performance is its visual appeal. Musicians such as Daft Punk and Buckethead perform in iconic outfits that characterize the music they play. The objective of this project is to design and construct a headpiece capable of interpreting live musical data and generating a corresponding light routine based on the input from an instrument. Wearable technology is becoming increasingly important as means of daily utility and expression, and this project serves to explore and document the creation of such products. Through the creative design process, an initial plan was developed to focus the features of the final product. From here, the headpiece and the electronics were developed independently until the moment of integration. The headpiece was constructed with a foundation of EVA foam and utilized heat forming and various coating techniques. The electronics were operated by an Arduino Nano microcontroller that managed the concurrent signal processing from both guitar and microphone input. The findings and lessons learned throughout the project were collected into a document detailing the design and construction process. The document serves to preserve the information found and to enable others in exploring wearable technology implementations on their own.