The finger drums are designed to be with visible, audible and touchable functions.

It is an aesthetically artistic item connected with visual sounds on Arduino and Processing. Soohyun and I made this for a person who likes to play sounds or perform with a screen. This can be so easy to play. The function is able to play 4 different drum sounds. I used a LilyPad Arduino board and conductive threads on a glove. The thumb will be "- (ground)" and other 4 fingers will be "+(pins)" circuits. Enjoy!

Step 1: Materials Necessary

The Finger Drums

1. Glove

2. LilyPad Arduino

3. 1Pink LED

4. Conductive Thread

5. Colored Threads

6. Buttons

Step 2: ?Sewing buttons on each finger.

The Finger Drums
The Finger Drums

My thumb connected with "Ground (-)" and my 4 fingers connected with digital pins (+): Pin 5, 7, 9 and 10.

Step 3: Sewing a LilyPad with a normal thread for attaching on the glove.

The Finger Drums

Step 4: ?Sewing conductive threads on each finger to the LilyPad.

The Finger Drums
The Finger Drums

In this project, I focused on an aesthetic design. So, I sewed conductive threads to invisible ways. Normally, when people make a kind of LilyPad gloves, they sew outer surface. I spent a lot of time in this section.

Step 5: Covering the LilyPad with a button.

The Finger Drums
The Finger Drums

I don't want to see the LilyPad directly as well. So, I covered!

Step 6: Sewing a pink mini LED on the part of the wrist.

The Finger Drums

When (+) and (-) meet each other, the mini LED lights on. I sewed ground and Pin 2.

Step 7: Testing on Arduino and Processing.

The Finger Drums
The Finger Drums
The Finger Drums

The coding parts were created by Soohyun Park, who is developer and my best friend in Parsons.

We attached the code files. Please check them out. (Thanks so much, Soohyun for sharing the codes.)

Thank you for your interests. :)

The Finger Drums
The Finger Drums_Arduino & Processing.zip356 KB
 
 

Tag cloud

make build easy simple arduino making homemade solar laser printed portable cheap mini building custom cardboard wooden create super lego turn paracord chocolate your paper light intel