Does it not remind you of a tun-tun (pig-stick used by the Iban people in Borneo/Malaysia to lure pigs into traps)?
Much physical resemblance between the sketch draft and the actual object; yet inspiration was not drawn from the tun tun. Sole commonality remains their names.
My project, aptly named “Tuntun”, features a sphere-shaped human-like head, where controls are placed around the head, eg. mouth, top of head, ears, to mimic a human making sound with his own facial features.
Below shall show a sketch of the areas with sensors:
At current, the ‘head’ is not placed in the order order and position. Further improvements in the patch are left to be desired.
The patch is currently incomplete, but here is a quick insight into some parts of it:
I used Gizmo~, Buffer~, Groove~ in replacement of playlist. Certain tweaks are required – for instance, the song abruptly stops playing when the trigger switches the toggle off. I am trying to include a timer, or delay, to allow for the entire soundtrack to play before it switches off.
Use of controls to ‘play a radio’ from a playlist. Overall, there will be background music (Soincidence soundtrack) playing throughout the entire duration, while toggling various aspects of the sensors (jacket) will trigger an additional sound to be played, as seen from the playlist above.
Pressure Sensor (large) placed in pocket:
Switch it on and off, pause, resume
Bending Sensor placed at wrist:
Bend Wrist to change tracks
Gyroscope placed at nape of neck:
Function 1 – [Front/back] Bend back and forth to change volume (The more you bend, the louder it is)
Function 2 – [Right/left] Bend to your right to change pitch (high pitch with more obvious bend)
Combine all actions and create your own unique song.
Comments, and reflections:
Prof Demers commented that having the actions not ‘fixed’ by physical boundaries will allow for greater freedom, and subsequently, more ‘fun’ in playing with the jacket. However, it is risky as the feedback is harder to control
Creating 2 different feedbacks for the gyroscope is not ideal: while activating one function, the other function is also inadvertently activated (unwanted feedback)
Difficult to control 2 feedbacks which requires somewhat similar actions to activate (for gyroscope to change pitch and volume)
Swinging hands to activate bending scope was unnatural
In reflection, perhaps limiting the scope, or narrowing the threshold for activation would help control the feedback, and simplify ways to activate the feedback
I could incorporate the zip/hood of the jacket, etc. zipping the zipper, or wearing the hood
Perhaps some sensors could be placed on the body of the user, instead of solely on the jacket as at current