The piano box is a (somewhat polyphonic) paper toy synthesizer with 12 keys, each triggering a tone and an LED. The keys are a set of capacitive sensors, made of copper tape, controlled by an Arduino Mega running the CapSense and Tone libraries. The code for this project, written by Will Byrd and Catarina Mota, can be downloadedhere. Please note that the current version of the Tone library has some problems on Arduino 1.0. so it’s best to use version 23 or earlier.
altLab is a Portuguese hacklab located in Lisbon, Portugal. We’re dedicated to multidisciplinary experimentalism in digital media art. Everyone is welcome to show up at our meetings and be encouraged to join us. We meet every Tuesday 8.30pm at Praceta Domingos Rodrigues, nº2.
We have an altlab souvenir :) This cool T-Shirt !
This is a t-shirt selling campaign to help us raise money for our projects. We appreciate the support of anyone who is willing to purchase one for just €10. 4 Colors available: Black, Red, Blue and Dark Blue.
You can buy one at altLab’s events or in one of our Open Sessions, every Tuesday!