Arduino Instrument Documentation


For this project, I was asked to create a controller and a max patch that was able to manipulate visuals on a screen (to music) in front of an audience of 100 people.  I was required to use Max 7, an Arduino board, and Arduino software.


For my project, I decided to use a coffee can as my instrument for a number of reasons. The first was that it was extremely portable. With this small compact design, it would be simple to bring my instrument IMG_0306anywhere. In addition to the portability of the can, it also provided very nice insulated housing for all of my wiring as well as my Arduino board. I used arcade buttons because they provided strong feedback and had the perfect amount of resistance to where it made the instrument very easy to play.


Aesthetically, I relied heavily on the change of silhouette and extreme contrast with the black background. I felt that these things coupled with the heavy buildup with the music would create an exciting experience for the audience.



About JamesWrobel

I'm a junior at Alfred State College majoring in Digital Media and Animation. I specialize in digital art and photography rather than drawing and painting. It's a work in progress and I'm working hard to achieve my dreams.
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