Introduction: Paper Note ~ a Tangible Paper Waveform

Paper Note turns sound into a 3D tangible paper waveform sculpture.

The user records a message or sound which is then analyzed by the program and mapped into a waveform of 450 sample points. Each sample point is transformed into a paper disk with the size of the disk representing the volume of the recording at a specific point - the louder the volume, the bigger the disk. Our algorithm scales the physical waveform to a sculpture size of approximately 14cm.

The program was written using Processing and additional materials needed include paper (we used a 300g stock), string and access to a laser cutter. 

Project team: Andrew Nip & Andrew Spitz

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