We were inspired by the idea of hands on electrical and construction work to integrate art into technology.
What it does
This device plays songs using glass bottles with different water volume levels run on an electric circuit.
How we built it
We constructed the shell of the box using laser cutting technology in the maker space. We made incisions for gears and piping. We assembled the gears to be hooked up to Arduino motors which opened and closed airfoils in the box like flaps. If a flap was opened, it released air into a pipe that blew air into one of the glass bottles to play a note. All of this was coded into Arduino to play songs to fill people's hearts.
Challenges we ran into
Trapping air into the box for a high-pressure environment for sounds Time constraints Getting the bottle volumes to exact pitches
Accomplishments that we're proud of
The overall structure and circuitry of the box The idea itself
What we learned
Skills with laser cutting Setting up Arduino circuits Temam building and innovative process
What's next for Electric Bottle Organ
Hopefully expanding to a larger range of notes Scanning in a series of numbers or letter s and playing out unique corresponding melodies better synchronization between adjoining Arduino circuit boards
Hardware and STEAM