Team Music Out of the Box
Sofia Benedetti, Serena Fernandopulle, Yveder Joseph, and Danica Truong built a seven-foot sonic archway made from wood. Sensors on the archway measure the distance to an object (or a person) by using sound waves.
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Sofia Benedetti, Serena Fernandopulle, Yveder Joseph, and Danica Truong built a seven-foot sonic archway made from wood. Sensors on the archway measure the distance to an object (or a person) by using sound waves. When moving underneath, sensors are triggered and cause musical sounds to play. The team tested it with the entire class. Proof of success was when mentors Chris Mayer and Helen Harlan enjoyed a swing dance under the archway.

The team's primary goal was to engage people in the creation of music in an unconventional way. Their sense of accomplishment was not only the physical structure, but in the various ways everyone interacted with it. “I made this and it really works well, and everyone is having a lot of fun with it, not just our team but everyone,” said Truong.

 
Date(s): 
2017-06-26 to 2017-08-31
Status: 
Concluded
Project type: 
Engineering Design Workshop