Final Proposal Biometric Music Box

For my final, I would like to create a music box that maps a biometric printout, inspired by the Kikkerland custom music box.

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While music is one of our most frequently used forms of expression, universally our bodies express their functions, ailments, etc through their rhythms. Both our biometrics and sounds are visualized in waves, both having amplitudes, wave lengths, crests, etc.

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By feeding the actual data paper printout of these metrics such as heart rate, into a custom built converter, an arduino could play a corresponding tone.

So how would this work?? As the biometric reading is fed through a music box. The insides of a music box holds IR LEDs that light up, the IR Photo Diodes on the other side will pick up the amount of light that shines through the paper. When the line is picked up a corresponding note is played.

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Problems: IR Photo diodes will not be here in time for me to complete the build and regular photo resistors did not work. The general consensus after talking to people in class were that it was not going to work.

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