The musical mask was envisioned as a primitive mask-like object that had the ability to “sing” – or more accurately, read the music that was playing in a connected device and react to different parts of said music.
Concept and sketches:
The mask would have been constructed out of either 3D Printed Polymer, or Laser cut acrylic plates, assembled with glue. Intended build would have involved 3 motors and 2 x 3 LED for eyes.
The mask had 3 motors – 1 for the jaw, two for the cheek “flaps”. The jaw would respond to any lyrics in the music and open/close accordingly. The cheeks would rotate and flap based on the changes in pitch in the song.
The mask also had 2 “eyes” – plastic globes with 3 LEDs in each – Red, Yellow and Green. The eye would flash a colour based on the bass of the music being played. A low frequency bass would result in red blinking, a medium one yellow, while a high bass would be green.
The mask was sketched out, and then modelled in Maya.
Unfortunately I was unable to complete the physical aspects of the robot for submission due to time constraints and other commitments. However I did manage to replicate how the mask would have functioned using 3D simulations and controllers.