Takumi Ogata - RIB CAGE

    RIB CAGE is an electro-acoustic instrument that incorporates elements of robotics.
    Max is used to measure the amplitude value of 3D printed rib being played. Duration of intense performance is mapped to how the solenoid hit the aluminum bar. More solenoids start playing and rhythm becomes faster and chaotic as you play louder than the threshold. Rhythmic patterns are generated stochastically.
    Max also communicates with Arduino, which is used for activating LEDs and solenoids.
    This instrument was designed for Performing Arts Technology senior thesis project at University of Michigan.