Cat shaped giant couches have been made in the past. Petting a cat can be therapeutic and stroking flurry tigers is known to be relaxing. In this project we show a couch that purrs when it is stroked with the objective of exploring new concepts in interactive furniture.
Step 1: Hardware Setting
see video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-02HKidZGE&feature=youtu.be
Step 2: Software Setting
download the MAX 74 app code from github: https://github.com/orioli/catcouch
select a purring aiff file from: http://ronsen.org/purrfectsounds/ add fade out and fade in with garage band.
in the MAX app, click on [open] button/box
select your .aiff purring sound file
in Max 74, select options> Sound status...
- select audio output bluetooth/Jambox
- select audio input internal built in ( the microphone)
in Max74, click on start on/off button (bottom right)
Step 3: Adjust Sound Level
in the if else statement adjust the number 6 purring trigger thereshold.