Full body instrument
About the instrument
This was my first project at the university. We investigated how we could build a playful full body music instrument for children at the age of 10.
The instrument was divided into 12 different zones, each representing a different instrument like a drum, guitar and a trumpet.
The two rings on on side changed two different types of effects. To select a beat, each of colored zones could be activated by hitting it and depending on applied force the volume would change.
On the top was placed a spinning wheel, which increased or decreased the tempo of the beat. To visually represent the tempo, a small ball was placed on top of the wheel.