Audio Blastin’ Blazer
In collaboration with Hirumi Nanayakkara and Luke Keller, we made an audio controller jacket. The initial problem was to find a way to control six different audio tracks, volume, and pan with a physical interface. We decided that a jacket would offer an interesting and perhaps natural way to interact with the digital information. Our idea was to use the buttons to turn the audio tracks on and off, and that raising the arms of the jacket would control the volume and the pan.
We used Arduino and Processing to make the switches and control the audio.We used buttons and elastic painted with conductive ink to get the volume and pan ranges. We 3-D printed the buttons with the Makerbot and placed LEDs behind them to show when the audio tracks were on.