Introduction: Velophonic Wheel
Velophonic is a musical bike project that encourages cyclists to make their own motion instruments to explore the city with an enhanced ride.
For this project we are going to use an Arduino and piezo sensors to make a mechanism that can be attached to your bicycle and plays a melody when you are riding it. The mechanics are similar to those of a music box except it plays digital sound files instead of acoustic sounds.
You can build it as it is or use it as the starting point of your own motion music instrument. We hope you like it and please, share photos and videos of your version with us!
If you want better resolution, you can download the instructions PDF.
Step 1: Eletronics: Components and Tools
A. Arduino/Genuino Uno (with USB cable)
B. Adafruit Wave Shield for Arduino Kit
C. SD card
D. Adafruit Mono 2.5W Class D Audio Amplifier PAM8302
E. Speaker – 3’’ Diameter, 4 Ohm or more
I. Arduino ProtoShield
J. Ceramic Piezo Transducers – max. 2.8mm diameter (4x)
L. 9V Battery clip to 2.1mm DC
M. 9V Battery
6 years ago
Very cool. Nice work :)