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Matt

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Makey Makey Wind Chimes
« on: October 13, 2012, 02:10:56 PM »
I built a set of wind chimes using my Makey Makey (arrived yesterday!). I used Max/MSP to convert the keyboard inputs to MIDI notes and used a simple synth to produce chime tones. I wrapped some cutlery in foil to make it more conductive; forks as key inputs, knives as the ground.

Electric Wind Chimes using Makey Makey (Arduino) and Max 6


Hopefully this will be the first of many inventions
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Re: Makey Makey Wind Chimes
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2012, 04:02:25 PM »
Sounds wonderful!  What a great idea - with a synth as the sound generator, you can map any instrument you want to it for a variety of interesting wind chimes.  Very cool :)
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Re: Makey Makey Wind Chimes
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2012, 04:34:13 PM »
I'm going to write an algorithm that will add some dynamics to the output so make it sound more realistic, and if I use a nice piano sound I reckon I can have it sounding pretty nice. I'll post my max patch when I've done more.
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Re: Makey Makey Wind Chimes
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2012, 10:58:40 PM »
Wow, so lovely - what an awesome idea. :)

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Re: Makey Makey Wind Chimes
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2012, 07:02:17 PM »
Matt,

I'll be excited to see the max patch especially if they incorporate it into their design.

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Re: Makey Makey Wind Chimes
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2013, 12:14:07 PM »
Excellent, I was going to do a very similar thing too..