Cardboard Turntable

Music & Physical Computing
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Development
Fabrication
TIMELINE
November 2016
SUMMARY

Created a fully functional turntable out of cardboard and an Arduino.

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Finished Product

Features two platters for cardboard vinyl records, two tonearms that signal whether the song plays or not, two pitch controls, and a crossfader.

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Process

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Tonearms

These tonearms were created around potentiometers. They were mapped through the Arduino to signal whether or not music plays.

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Arduino

Slots for the Arduino and breadboard were carefully built so that the wiring does not shift when moved. Sensors connected include:

Two potentiometers for the tonearms

Two continuous rotation servo motors to spin the records

One slide potentiometer for the crossfader

Two slide potentiometers to change the pitch and speed of the songs

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Installation

The turntable plays a random Disney song on each side on load/refresh, The pitch controls slows and speeds the spinning of the records as well as the songs. 

The music is controlled and played though p5.js Serial Control. There is also a visual representation on the p5.js side of the turntable.

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