Our hack uses Synaptic's ForcePad as a musical instrument. The user can touch different spots on the touchpad to generate various musical tones. We used Synaptic's API to grab x, y, and z (force) co-ordinates, and then play the tones. The touchpad is divided into a grid of 8 blocks with various musical notes. We coded in C/C++. Moreover, we have integrated an Arduino with this project that lights up different LEDs in response to different sound frequencies. The sound from the touchpad is received by an amplified microphone, which then powers the LEDs.

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