Strum (MIT 2.009)


Summary

An acoustic guitar attachment that transcribes what guitarists play as they play it, ensuring that their creative inspiration is preserved.

Role

Technical Architect, Script Writer, Yoda, Systems Engineer

Budget

$7,000

Context

MIT MechE Capstone Class

Timeline

8 weeks

Technologies

Frequency Analysis, Microcontrollers, CAD, Java, SolidWorks, LEDs, Piezoelectric Sensors, Bluetooth, Electronics, Manufacturing

Product Components

Strum comprises three elements: a custom piezoelectric replacement guitar saddle, a hockey-puck-sized controller module, and an accompanying mobile application.
The saddle senses guitar strumming and uses frequency analysis to infer finger placement that is then used by the mobile app to create a guitar tab output file.
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