PingPongFM - Text 3

 

The Tech

Ping Pong FM uses a variety of tech to detect when the players hit the ball and adjust the music’s speed based on how well they’re playing. We placed contact microphones within each of the paddles to listen and detect reverb when the ball hits. An Arduino micro-controller sends a signal to a computer running a game app. This app, built in openFrameworks, keeps track of the pace of play and adjusts the speed of the song appropriately