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This blog is where I post updates on TRAVIS I & II as I continue developing them. TRAVIS I is an augmented violin that uses two Softpot sensors on the fingerboard to control sound fx, and two FSR's to bang presets. My wired prototype, uses an Arduino Lilypad USB. It was made by myself, and under the supervision of Dr. Bob Pritchard.
The wireless version uses an Arduino MKR1000. There was a group of engineering students who collaborated with SUBCLASS. Their names are Jin Han, Esther Mutinda, Carol Fu, and Lily Shao. For their own capstone they are utilized the same MKR1000 for the RUBS (Responsive User Bodysuit). They named their capstone, WiRED (Wireless RUBS Environment Development). I have been modifying their work for my own purposes, as well as collaborating by making pieces with RUBS. Bob Pritchard continues the RUBS project with TASTE.
TRAVIS II is was made in collaboration with Lora Oehlberg and luthier,Aaron Pratte. It has four touch sensors made from conductive 3D print PLA and a voltage running down the strings. It also has four round FSRs clamped to the body.