MusicInk is an educational toy whose main characteristic is the use of an electrically conductive paint that allows children to play their own drawings.
The game is divided into two parts: the first is more playful and simple dedicated to younger children, the second more complex and technological dedicated to the older ones.
MusicInk works with an App suitable for Android smartphone and tablet.
The game is based on the use of a particular electrically conductive and non-toxic ink with which the children will realize drawings representing the different properties of sound.
The drawings will then be connected to an electronic circuit based on Arduino that will turn the illustrations into capacitive proximity sensors.
The signals received by the sensors are sent via bluetooth to the App, which will rework and transform them into the sound of a musical instrument.
Each property of the sound is connected to an appropriate melody .
These properties can be assigned to different drawings by the user through the App.
MusicInk allows an innovative approach to music, not only allowing children to draw and color properties of the sound, but to turn them into real music.
MusicInk gives to young musicians an immediate feedback of their efforts, reassuring them with great satisfaction, curiosity and desire to learn more and more.
We had a lot of fun testing our project at Dedalo kindergarten school in Milano with children between 4 and 5 years.
The children played with MusicInk and were really surprised to hear their drawings turning into music.
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