Danne Woo

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RFID Beat Box

RFID tags trigger and compile musical loops


I built an instrument that allows a user to create and play music by placing RFID tags into wooden bowls. The tags, designed as vinyl record discs, are labeled by color and each tag/disc activates a unique sound. The top of the instrument has four wooden bowls, each labeled by color to indicate a certain instrument/musical type. The user can place the tags/discs into the bowls to layer and experiment with the different musical options. I also incorporated colored LEDs that blink to the music.


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