Musical Instrument – Burlesque Stage

This was a really fun project I developed in my Soft Circuits class with knowledge of Arduino and coding I gained in Physical Comp class. This is a burlesque stage with four switches created with copper tape. The hand puppets have copper tape on the bottom of their shoes. Touching each switch with the copper tape shoe sole starts a new song. The music is activated by Max/MSP talking to Arduino. The idea is to recreate a version of a burlesque stage which can be fun and interactive with possibility to change outfits for the hand puppets.

Here is the wiring inside the stage.

And some of the copper tape switches underneath the stage.