Human-Computer Interaction: Physical Interfaces (Tecnológico de Monterrey)
School Projects, Hardware, Prototype
- Antonio Tarin Contreras
Team Leader, Hardware Design, and Lead Programmer
- Andrea Gonzalez Arteaga
Industrial Design and Chassis Manufacturing
- Armando Aguiar Alamilla
About this project
TinkerSynth is a DIY synthesizer made with Arduino that we designed and built for our Physical Interfaces course at Tecnológico de Monterrey.
I planned and designed a schematic diagram using an Arduino, piezo speaker, LED lights, and buttons.
Later, my colleagues designed and manufactured the device case using MDF boards and laser cutting.
I then assembled the components and programmed the Arduino to recognize and play a note through the speaker for each of the 7 buttons used for the keyboard. I later implemented an additional component on top of the keyboard with two buttons and three LEDs to change and indicate the octave.
The TinkerSynth can be used as a standalone piano or as a MIDI controller when connected to a PC.