The tech component for this piece consists of a narrow range sensor. The sensor is engineered to respond to the presence of people in the room. As visitors pass between two pedestals, their bodies break the beam of the sensor and trigger the sound in the piece.
Arduino was used for the project because sensors are inputs with a defined signal. The circuit is made from standard components, which is a necessary piece of the puzzle in order to ensure the sensor effectively communicates with the Arduino. From here, the programming language remains open. Python was chosen because it facilitates rapid prototyping, and because it is simple. The audio program Reaper was chosen because it can be readily controlled through external software.
Bryn Gingrich, Software Engineer, Toronto