Calendar

Week Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
1/16
First class meeting 4:00p - 5:50p 3002 ECEB
1/23
Second class meeting 4:00p - 5:50p 3002 ECEB
1/30
Third class meeting 4:00p - 5:50p 3002 ECEB
Project approval due 4:45p
Project page setup due
2/6
Fourth class meeting 4:00p - 5:50p 3002 ECEB
Proposals due 11:59p
2/13
Eagle assignment due 4:45p
2/20
Mock Design Review
Hutchinson: ECEB 2072
Mock Design Review
Oelze: ECEB 2072
Mock Design Review
Oelze: ECEB 2072
Mock Design Review
Reinhard: ECEB 2072
Design Document Due due 11:59p
2/27
Design Review
Fliflet: ECEB 2032
Design Review
Hutchinson: ECEB 2072
Design Review
Oelze: ECEB 2074
Design Review
Reinhard: ECEB 2032
Design Review
Hutchinson: ECEB 2072
Design Review
Oelze: ECEB 2074
Design Review
Reinhard: ECEB 2032
Design Review
Hutchinson: ECEB 2072
Design Review
Oelze: ECEB 2074
3/6
3/13
3/20
Spring Break
Spring Break
Spring Break
Spring Break
Spring Break
3/27
4/3
4/10
4/17
Mock demo During weekly TA mtg
Mock demo During weekly TA mtg
Mock demo During weekly TA mtg
Mock demo During weekly TA mtg
Mock demo During weekly TA mtg
4/24
Demonstration
Fliflet: ECEB 2070
Demonstration
Hutchinson: ECEB 2070
Demonstration
Oelze: ECEB 2070
Demonstration
Reinhard: ECEB 2070
Demonstration
Fliflet: ECEB 2070
Demonstration
Hutchinson: ECEB 2070
Demonstration
Oelze: ECEB 2070
Demonstration
Reinhard: ECEB 2070
Demonstration
Fliflet: ECEB 2070
Demonstration
Hutchinson: ECEB 2070
Demonstration
Oelze: ECEB 2070
Demonstration
Reinhard: ECEB 2070
Demonstration
Oelze: ECEB 2070
Mock Presentation
Carney: IDEA Lab
Mock Presentation
Oelze: IDEA Lab
Mock Presentation
Carney: IDEA Lab
Mock Presentation
Oelze: IDEA Lab
5/1
Presentation
Fliflet: IDEA Lab
Presentation
Hutchinson: IDEA Lab
Presentation
Oelze: IDEA Lab
Presentation
Reinhard: IDEA Lab
Presentation
Fliflet: IDEA Lab
Presentation
Hutchinson: IDEA Lab
Presentation
Oelze: IDEA Lab
Presentation
Reinhard: IDEA Lab
Final papers due 11:59p
Presentation
Fliflet: IDEA Lab
Presentation
Hutchinson: IDEA Lab
Presentation
Oelze: IDEA Lab
Presentation
Reinhard: IDEA Lab
Lab Notebook Due due 3:30p - 5:00p 2070 ECEB
Lab checkout 3:30p - 5:00p 2070 ECEB
Award Ceremony and Pizza 5:00p - 6:00p 3002 ECEB

Laser Harp MIDI Controller with Musical Articulations

Yingxi Hai, Hanze Tu

Laser Harp MIDI Controller with Musical Articulations

Featured Project

Electronic music concerts usually need eye-catching visual aids to create a certain atmosphere. Laser musical instruments is a great way to do this. We have been thinking of this project for a while and it was ECE445 that made this laser harp come true. The novelty of this project is that the harp-like laser device mainly focuses on playing articulations with laser and sensors, as a true universal MIDI controller, to control timbres that are synthesized or sampled. Articulations include piano/forte, vibrato, tremolo, and portamento. With the help of Professors and TAs, we learned how to pick right the components, design PCB, soldering, and program microcontroller. Those skills are not only useful in this class but also really important to electrical engineers. Also, we learned how to use individual strengths, combined with effective teamwork, in the pursuit of meaningful goals.

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