1)concept of the Hybrid unit, form as a cube. Idea is like a dice. Probably rooted from the use of accelerometer as a core component. Each side is with different sensor, for this sketch. Maybe another idea is a pure combo of solenoid with AXL unit to create a percussive “box” .
2)concept of a guitar unit. Complex version in my mind…but I would like to use the neck as a kind of rail for something to run on it, creating random sound . The bridge can be a good starting point as well. What if its a kind of pinball unit? Or attach a tracking robot on the neck for making sound?
…….a theremin with guitar. Something not too related now.
3) (left) the sequencer synth unit, in the form of a ball or like a clock with lots of knobs and buttons! Maybe a globe design will be nice too, with a transparent shell.
(right) the theremin unit, idea is a dinosaur , with a spine like conductor rather than a formal metal rod or antenna. Need help and contact on sourcing this custom metal .Maybe possible to make one with aluminium tube with DIY tools though.
Some questions in my mind after discussion in the advise session.
-whether the instrument is an individual on its own or can be performed as a band. A sync ability(?)
-each of them as a character, how to communicate the ease of playing
-A rigid design to withstand abuse, and interaction
-think a bit about the form, the design, aesthetic, focus on the nature of the instrument,
here is the possible direction for the 5 devices
The goal is to finalise the design before Chinese New Year, so that I can move to the stage of testing and prototyping. There is also a need to order parts and materials for making the prototypes. Several parts such as the theremin is ready. I may draft on the form of it first. Besides, on the sequencer and hybrid device, programming prototype can be began as I had worked on similar sensors and code before. I am going to prepare them first as they are more about codes and programming. The use of Resberry Pi is a very rough idea since I am new to it, but it is possible to contain linux and arduino into one device with the hardware.
-an interesting work combing Electric Guitar and Birds , both form and sound. I like how it combine nature and electric guitar sound by making a space like that. It is fun that the bird is also interested to play the guitar with their legs and beaks. Maybe they are curious about the sound also?