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ServoHarp – Ollie Williams (Digital Media 2nd year)

ServoHarp close up

 



The ServoHarp is an excellent example of student work to come out of the Digital Media course at Falmouth University. At the core of this automated harp is an Arduino Mega and a midi shield. As it stands, the harp receives midi input from Ableton and actuates the signal using light gauge plectrums attached to mini servo motors. Ollie intends to extend the functionality of the harp by hooking it up to the internet, which will allow distributed access to the midi controls so that the harp can be played from anywhere. This additional functionality will most likely be achieved using a combination of an ethernet shield and the real-time messaging service Pusher.com

Arduino driven self playing harp