Towards Open Source Hardware Robotic Woodwind: an Internal Duct Flute Player

Bennett, James, Moncur, Bethan, Fogarty, Kyle , Clawson, Garry and Fox, Charles (2022) Towards Open Source Hardware Robotic Woodwind: an Internal Duct Flute Player. In: International Computer Music Conference, 3-7 July 2022, Limerick, Ireland.

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Abstract

We present the first open source hardware (OSH) design and build of an automated robotic internal duct flute player, including an artificial lung and pitch calibration system. Using a recorder as an introductory instrument, the system is designed to be as modular as possible, enabling modification to fit further instruments across the woodwind family. Design considerations include the need to be as open to modification and accessible to as many people and instruments as possible. The system is split into two physical modules: a blowing module and a fingering module, and three software modules: actuator control, pitch calibration and musical note processing via MIDI.
The system is able to perform beginner level recorder player melodies.

Keywords:robotics, music, flute, automation, open source hardware
Subjects:H Engineering > H671 Robotics
W Creative Arts and Design > W300 Music
Divisions:College of Science > School of Computer Science
ID Code:49154
Deposited On:16 May 2022 14:05

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