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57 Wireless MIDI Controller Glove
Allan Belfort
Michael Brady
Sarah Palecki
Anthony Caton appendix
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Glove that creates MIDI signals which can be processed by hardware or software to play/modify MIDI music

Uses flex sensors in fingers to add effects on a linear scale
-Bend finger past threshold to trigger effect
-Further bending of fingers will alter the effect linearly
Uses accelerometer to track tilt of hand to adjust other effects
-Could control volume with up/down tilt and pan position with left/right tilt
-Will smooth signal from sensor as well as have a tilt threshold to prevent unintended changes
Sensors will be connected to an MCU that encodes the MIDI signal. The MIDI signal is broken into 3 bytes that identify the signal type and data, which corresponds to notes and effects.
Will work with computer DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) or sequencer by sending MIDI signals over usb or MIDI cable. We plan on adding bluetooth integration in order to use the glove wirelessly, if time permits.

Power will come from 5V USB initially when physically connected and a battery if bluetooth integration can be achieved.

What makes our project unique? There are other motion tracking devices and gloves out there but they don’t use flex sensors to control effects like we intend or accelerometers for tilt control. We also aim to achieve low latency for quicker effects which is not available from any other similar device.

RFI Detector

Jamie Brunskill, Tyler Shaw, Kyle Stevens

RFI Detector

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Problem Statement:

Radio frequency interference from cell phones disrupts measurements at the radio observatory in Arecibo, Puerto Rico. Many visitors do not comply when asked to turn their phones off or put them in airplane mode.

Description:

We are planning to design a handheld device that will be able to detect radio frequency interference from cell phones from approximately one meter away. This will allow someone to determine if a phone has been turned off or is in airplane mode.

The device will feature an RF front end consisting of antennas, filters, and matching networks. Multiple receiver chains may be used for different bands if necessary. They will feed into a detection circuit that will determine if the power within a given band is above a certain threshold. This information will be sent to a microcontroller that will provide visual/audible user feedback.

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