Wrap Beats is an instrument that lets you string together notes in order to create different melodies and visual patterns. I constructed it using the Capacitive sensing library for Arduino and combining that with the music abilities of processing to create a dynamic instrument that can change sounds as you play it.

The circular design of the object as well as the notes is completely a personal choice you could put this together in many different ways and I would love to see different creations people come up with!!


Step 1: Materials

Technical Materials
  1. Arduino
  2. Resistors
    Anything between 1 MΩ - 4.7 MΩ is usable.
    You will require a resistor for each note you plan on having I have 7 notes and 3 optional keys that allow you to change the instrument, but you could have anywhere between 1 - 11 notes when using an Arduino Uno, If you have another model you can create as many notes as the digital pins will allow!
  3. Copper Tape / Wires
  4. Conductive Thread
  5. Nails
    Or anything conductive that is in a similar shape that you will be able to wrap the thread around
  6. Soldering Iron + Solder
Optional Materials
(These are materials I used to create how the instrument looks, but not necessary for the outcome of the technical side working)
  1. Hot glue gun
  2. Form Core Board
  3. X-acto Knife
  4. Compass
  5. Masking Tape (very useful when soldering and putting together the circuit with copper tape)
  6. Different coloured threads

<p>thank you for sharing it ;) made it and I plan to do some different versions too. luv the piano most. http://www.bodypixelstudio.com/2015/08/16/gaming-for-the-poor/</p>
<p>would love to see the demo video for this... it's not working for me though :(</p>
video plz
Wait, you literally string beats together with thread? You gotta post that video, it sounds awesome!

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Bio: Currently Studying Design and Technology at Parsons the New School for Design. I'm interested in Computational Craft and using non-traditional materials to create electronics ... More »
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