iPhone Violin Case

iPhoneViolinCase1          ViolinCase



iPhoneViolin          IMG_2209 copy



My goal of creating this instrument was to create an instrument that could be carried around easily and played anywhere.  I connected this to how as a society we carry phones around constantly and they have more power than most people realize.  I also wanted this instrument to be easy to re-create as my first instrument was based on a found object which can make re-creating tricky.  I created a 3D printed iPhone case that has a tiny violin bow on the back with a small case on the top of the phone for the electronics like the battery and pre-amp.  A wire runs from the electronics case to the middle of the bow which connects the pre-amp to the piezo.  This sound could then be recorded and looped through Pd patches and the program MobMuPlat.  I tried to simplify the case and use similar curves to the iPhone to try to keep some of the aesthetic while adding some of my own.  I hope in the future to make the case even more sleek (probably involving smaller electronics/battery) and adding effects to the Pd patch.  I would like to continue making easily portable instruments and working with cell phones to create art.

Main Patch:

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Main Sub-Patch:

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Researched: Friction Idiophones, accessing Apple headphone jack, portable instruments

Pure Data Patch:https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2RxPeR5ieItdzM2MVZVOU52aVk/view?usp=sharing

MobMuPlat GUI: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2RxPeR5ieItR0xtQ3R6WlBPUTg/view?usp=sharing

.stl files for 3D Printing:

Lid: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B2RxPeR5ieItOVlyOFZhbVIzRjA

Case with Bow: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B2RxPeR5ieItN1p3YW85Uko1NlU

Rhino Files:



Case with Bow-




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