The goal of this project is to build a large calligraphy brush (modeled on large Chinese calligraphy brushes) that modulates a series of found sounds based on the pressure and speed its bristles move across a surface. Simply, each sensor could modulate the volume of each sound. Depending on which and how strongly the sensors are bent, one or more sounds would be played.
I am using a combination of flex sensors and midi schematics here.
- What program do I use for the microprocessor?
- How do I assign specific sounds to each sensor? How is volume modulated?
- In building the brush, what factors should I be aware of that I don’t already know?