I'm not sure this post belongs here but I'm looking for help anywhere I can.
I'm working on a project that requires controlling the frequency and amplitude of multiple string vibrators and the easiest way for me to do this is using audio signals controlled with a Max patch.
I bought this device String Vibrator - WA-9857 : PASCO, it consists of a copper coil, a rare earth magnet and an aluminium reed, I already made my home imitation (http://imageshack.com/a/img542/3199/zzao.jpg).
Since this device is made to work with a 5V AC power adapter at 60hz I have the following problem:
- If I use an amplified audio signal the coil overheats.
- If I use a sine wave generator I'm unable to control the signal's frequency and amplitude from my computer, not to mention that I would need multiple generators to control each vibrator.
I've also got Economy Wave Driver - WA-9854 : PASCO, which is basically a loudspeaker with no cone and a reed to insert the string. This one does not overheat but it sounds loud and my project requires no sound or a soft sound. This would be my best solution but I need a way to get rid of the sound.
I am a musician and really don't know much about electricity or amplification, I would love to hire someone to help me build a device that meets my requirements or I wonder if any of you has any ideas or advice for me.
Thank you very much in advance