TOFU is a musical toy that explores playful ways of sound composition. The toy consists of sound TOFU blocks that can trigger different sounds and adjust the speed of the sounds.
Components and Interactions
The toy contains 18 Sound TOFUs, which are blocks that control the playback speed of sounds. They can be placed in 6 different tracks with different sound samples. Each row of the tracks represents different rates of speed of the sounds.
Fabrication and Development
The prototype was built with laser-cut plywood and wood blocks. We used Arduino Uno to detect the placements of TOFU blocks, and connected to trigger the visuals through serial communication in OpenFrameworks.
Yanwen Dong - hardware & software development, sound effects, fabrication
Qinglin Wang - hardware & software support, fabrication