Mock Demo

Description

The mock demo is an informal but mandatory event held with your TA during your weekly meeting time. At this point, the major sub-systems of your project should have been constructed, but perhaps not yet integrated or tested. These sub-systems correspond to the blocks originally outlined in the Project Proposal and improved upon in your Design Review.

Requirements and Grading

If you are present, you will earn full points for the mock demo. Thus, no score is directly attached to your progress by this point, but adequate progress is critical if the project is to be completed on time.

Submission and Deadlines

Nothing needs to be submitted on the course website. You should bring hardware to your weekly TA meeting, during which the mock demo will take place.

Pocket Pedal - A Bluetooth Controlled Effects Box

Kaan Erel, Alexander Van Dorn, Jacob Waterman

Pocket Pedal - A Bluetooth Controlled Effects Box

Featured Project

Our idea is to make an inexpensive alternative to traditional pedal powered guitar effects boxes. Essentially, we hope to implement a single aftermarket effects box that can be remote controlled via a mobile app. This low-power, Bluetooth connected application can control the box to change effects on the go. The hardware within the effects box will be able to alter the guitar's signals to create different sounds like echoing, looping, and distortion effects (and possibly more). These effects will be implemented using analog circuits that we will design and construct to be controlled by an app on your phone.

This project eliminates the expensive buy-in for a guitarist hoping to sound like any number of famous musicians with multiple effects pedals. On top of this, it also aims to get rid of the clutter that comes with the numerous pedals and boxes connected to an amplifier. Many pedals today don't even have a visual interface to select effects through some sort of menu. The app will also provide a much more handy and portable visual representation of the possible effects all from the phone in your pocket!

Team:

Jacob Waterman jwaterm2

Kaan Erel erel2

Alex Van Dorn vandorn2