Spinphony is a bike installation prototype made in collaboration with 72andsunny Google team and their Made with Code initiative. Our goal was to inspire and encourage teenage girls to take an interest in coding.
I was fortunate that my idea, the musical bikes, was the chosen one by the creative directors of Google.
So we created a musical bike installation, each of them were given a specific instrument stem of a song. For instance, bike 1 controls drums, bike 2 might control bass and so on. The way we made it all come together was to have the volume of each stem depend on the speed at which the bike was being pedaled (i.e. the slower the RPM the quieter the stem of the song and vice versa). This is where Arduino came into play.
Using two magnets, a reed switch, Arduino, RPM values and MIDI we were able to produce an amazing symphony.
We ended up making a great first prototype.
Role: Original Idea. Art Director & Designer.
Client: Made with Code.
Agency: 72U Creative Residency.
Montage and graphics by Maria Arnal and Mapi Bartolomé.