Table Number: 61 Team Name: Vibe Check Member Names: Patrick Wynn : Jared Simmons : Alistair Wilson : Ken Morales

Inspiration

Being cold on the bus on my way to school and wanted to listen to music and still pay attention to my surroundings. This allows me to do everything.

What it does

Uses built in circuitry to change audio waves from a AUX cord transfers it into sound waves that the bone conductor speakers can then transmit sound into your skull. This allows your ears to be clear and you are still able to listen to everything around you.

How we built it

TPA2012 Audio Amp that is connected to a AUX port and a lipo battery with a switch. Everything is mounted onto perf board. The perf board is then mounted onto the back of the winter hat and wires are then ran to the front of the hat where the bone conductor is Velcroed onto the inside of the hat. This system could allow for removal of the electronics to make the hat machine washable still.

Challenges we ran into

The challenges we ran into was getting everything routed and fitted onto the hat. Another issue that we found was finding a place for the bone conductor to be where exposed bone is and it is comfortable to wear. That is why we decided to place the "speaker" onto the front where the forehead is exposed.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

We are proud of getting everything wired and mounted onto the hat. It was a challenge to get everything to look nice.

What we learned

We learned how to wire up the TPA2012 circuit and how to use bone conductor speakers.

What's next for Vibe Check

Next would be producing a more clean way to integrate the circuit and adding another "speaker".

Built With

  • arduino
  • boneconductor
  • hat
  • lipobattery
  • sensors
  • speaker
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