Circular Optical Object Locator

2001-2002 : CCRMA : Stanford University


The Circular Optical Object Locator is a collaborative and cooperative music-making device. It uses an inexpensive digital video camera to observe a rotating platter. Objects placed on the platter are detected by the camera during rotation. The locations of the objects passing under the camera are used to generate music.
Team members: Tim Hankins, David Merrill, Jocelyn Robert

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David, surrounded by the code

Our original inspiration was the player piano