Max Björverud and Håkan Lidbo, an artist working the media of sound and expertise, has put collectively some sensible, interactive wall-art installations dubbed “Technoframes” — powered by Espressif ESP32 microcontrollers and a Raspberry Pi.
The Technoframes triptych is designed for collaborative musical experimentation. The acrylic-faced paintings is adorned with iconography of the human hand, inviting bodily contact; as passers-by reply, capacitive contact sensors related to a microcontroller hidden in every body detect stated contact and start playback of pre-loaded samples, turning the eye-catching paintings into an ear-catching synthesizer.
The frames maintain 63 audio loops in whole, with every synchronized to a central Raspberry Pi single-board pc hidden in a field containing a speaker and amplifier. This synchronization retains the beat, making certain that no matter what number of beats are enjoying throughout every of the three frames they’re maintaining the identical time — permitting for collaborative music-making with nothing greater than a contact.
The frames are at present put in on the Rumtiden Concept Lab in Stockholm, Sweden; Björverud has revealed some scant technical particulars on Reddit, together with revealing the usage of Miller Puckette’s Pure Information visible programming language for the mission, however no supply code or design information have been publicly launched.