Computational Design Lab

Draw-o-lin: A Music Visualizer for Violin


What does music look like? Let Draw-o-lin show you a new way to visualize the music. You can play violin this way.

Higher Pitches -> Draw Lines
When performer plays a higher pitch compared to the previous one, Draw-o-lin goes forward and backward to draw lines.

Lower Pitches -> Draw Arcs
When performer plays a lower pitch compared to the previous one, Draw-o-lin rotates to draw arcs.

Volume -> Line Weight
The line Weight that Draw-o-lin draws depends on the volume that performers play.

Tempo -> Length of Lines
The length of lines that Draw-o-lin draws depends on the tempo that performers play.


Project Advisor
Prof. Mark D. Gross

Acknowledgement
Thanks to Huaishu’s video recording, Deren’s H-bridge, Zack’s help in mechanics, Shawn’s gear motor prototype, and Prof. Mark D. Gross.

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Author: Yen-Chia Hsu
Category: Work In Progress