Simon Says Game For Pianists

A. Basic Idea

Beside being a simple game, I’d like to transform the Simon Says game into a learning tool for future piano players.

By memorizing given random C Major sound patterns and playing them on a “keyboard”, the player will be able to identify notes and play them on the right keys. [This example remains of course a very basic 4 key game].

To recognize the keys, I’d like to use thermal sensors [if accurate enough]. These should recognize heat of the player’s fingers.

As a consequence, the enclosure should be a small one, that fits in the player’s hand and that has keys of approximately the size of a piano key. The material on the keys should be heat-sensitive to make the sensors work underneath.

The most important challenge will be to test the accuracy of the heat sensors.

B. Illustration