KALIMBOT - A musical robot that plays the Kalimba
Build a remote controlled musical robot that plays an instrument built for humans.
What it does
The robot plays a Kalimba using 5 actuated motors/servos. It can play human input live and MIDI files.
How we built it
Bought a Kalimba, wrote code to actuate the motors
Challenges we ran into
Hardware, especially motor boards, Bluetooth MIDI RX callbacks, Latency
Accomplishments that we're proud of
It works!!, live MIDI to Serial, Remote control through WIFI
What we learned
Arduino, C++, Python, Laser cutting, working with motors/servos/steppers
What's next for Kalimbot
add random note generator, add motors for full chromatic scale (12 semitones)