Project idea:

Wind chime - music instrument

Technical setup: A light sensor and the arduino are attached to the max msp program. Different serial numbers output different sounds. This means that the different shades of shadows are connected to sounds. A lighter shadow outouts a different sound as a really dark shadow. Ergo, the shadows make music and create melodies. Example: the prototype is put under a tree, when the wind goes through the tree a lot of different shadows fall onto the light sensors, this turns the wind into sound, similiar to an analog wind chime

max patch

packaging for the windchime as a music instrument: the light sensor is working and the arduino is more protected when used in nature

inside test run:



getting to know max msp

File:Max MSP.mp4

i tried to run two counters at the same time to create two different melodies playing simultaneously but it didn't work

29.4.2021: sound and video analysis

i followed the tutorials and added the object "print" to both patches

interesting project:

(light sensor of an arduino connected to max msp)


Arduino light sensor + LEDLight-emitting diode pin

Problems / Questions:

When i try to connect the scale to the slider the led pin and the built in led starts blinking fast and i can't control the led pin with the light sensor

I guess something is either not connected or converted in Max correctly
Maybe outputting directly from arduino serial monitor (you find it under tools in arduino software)
could give a hint. Or perhaps Max console/message could give an idea

What is the meaning of the select numbers "13, 10, 50, 51"?

"13" stands for the beginning of the line and "10" stands for the new line.
Usually, they are both used at the same time to define the beginning and the new line: more here
And the three numbers in between (50, 51 and should be one more)
stand for ascii code to define a real integer number

Following Max through the light The participant enters a room with closed up eyes. To the participant there is a light sensor attached. The sensor triggers sound and/or visuals (e.g. processing). The participant walks through the room, hearing different sounds without seeing the light which cause the sounds. There could be a maze which the participant has to follow in order to reach a certain part of the room, only following certain sounds and not leaving the path that Max shows. If possible, the participant can see the way they made through the room in visuals (colors etc.) at the end on the screen. The participant experiences their way through the room through visuals at the end and through sound while they are walking, without ever seeing the path they walk, only experiencing it through Max