Tellart’s “Maker Music” Inspires 2011 Maker Fair RI Visitors
November 10, 2011
When the Rhode Island Maker Faire invited us back for our third year in a row, we racked our brains for the best way to follow up 2009′s Maker Pong (make a link) and 2010′s Frogger Game (make a link). We decided to amp up our mixed reality projection system with a giant music synthesizer and invited people to collaborate on a constantly changing musical composition. We passed out ping pong balls with embedded infrared LED’s which let them control the notes and timing of the music as they walked, ran, or danced on the projection. The system was programmed using Max MSP, Ableton Live, Processing, and Community Core Vision.