The Treequencer

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About Project

Interactive musical metal sculpture that detects your motion and converts it to sound! For “Red Bull Creation” national engineering competition 2013.
Total build time:
72 hours
Technical specifications & components used:

  • Lots of steel, primarily galvanized conduit and angle iron.
  • Custom CNC plasma cut metal notes for simulating the tree’s leaves
  • Doppler sensor to sense position of individual playing the tree, X-band sensor for player speed
  • Custom 3D printed owl
  • Metal bird house constructed to hide main electronics
  • Custom laser cut adapter plates to hide sensors from view
  • Aruino uno microcontroller, midi controller, and PA speaker amplification for sound.
  • 4 ultra high output red LED’s harvested from home theater projectors to illuminate the tree, turned on via relay control
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