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Mar 17 2016 - 02:47 PM
Twinkle Twinkle Little Stars Challenge — Call for Players!
I have been thinking about adding sound elements to our “lego" wall and bricks, and here is a maker project “Edlab Brick Piano” (using Makey Makey and Sratch) at the seminar space. Touch the copper tapes and start play! At level zero, the keyboard layout is the same as a regular piano. You can choose advanced levels to put keys in random orders, and challenge yourself to play Twinkle Twinkle Little Stars within 2 minutes at various levels. I don’t have a good timer solution on the Scratch interface. Instead I use littlebits for a preset 2-minute timer. When you are ready to challenge yourself, press the button. You will be welcomed by the Super Mario soundtrack first, and in seconds the soundtrack will fade away and let you concentrate on your playing. 2 minutes later, the Super Mario game over soundtrack will play to let you know that time is up. Reset the timer by press the button. Not a perfect solution yet but just for fun. Here is the scratch code and the basics of Makey Makey. Feel free to remix and beautify the interface! I don’t know other music website, but if we change software maybe the piano will be more responsive. The instrument options are: 1) piano, 2), guitar, 3), vibraphone, 4), marimba. Potential applications for this maker project include: 1). As a maker project for a library educational program; 2). floor piano for a kids corner; 3). brick wall piano; 4). Jo’s piano staircase idea " (overlaying a functional keyboard on stairs motivated people to use the stairs more than the escalator)” Any other thoughts?
|By: Ching-Fu Lan|3074 Reads