• Arduinome

    An open-source port of the Monome OSC/MIDI interface to the Arduino platform. Made in collaboration wit Owen Vallis. More information here.
  • Bricktable

    A tangible and multi-touch interface used for interactive installations and collaborative musical instruments. Made in collaboration with Owen Vallis. More information here.
  • XXL

    XXL ("double-accel") is a high-resolution wireless sensor system which outputs OSC/MIDI messages. Used for augmented musical performance and musical gesture research.
  • Tammy

    At six feet tall, Tammy is physically the largest robot in the Machine Orchestra. The name Tammy is derived from the initials of the first names of the robotic-design class’s teachers: Trimpin, Ajay Kapur, and Michael Darling. Tammy was built as a cooperative project between three groups of students, each designing an instrument attached to its spine-like frame. Together with Owen Vallis I created Tammy's marimba spine, a single-octave pentatonic marimba hand-crafted from Honduran rosewood and struck from the anterior side by push solenoids. Tammy also features a plucked-string instrument, and five found-object bells, and was created with Michael Darling, Ajay Kapur, Jim Murphy, Carl Burgin, Owen Vallis, and Steve Rusch. More information here.
  • Hypersax

    The Hypersax is a sensor system commissioned to afford a saxophonist additional degrees of freedom while playing. The system attaches to a saxophone, providing three axis of gestural sensing (via an accelerometer), at least three force sensors which can be placed on specific keys (or elsewhere on the body), and two pushbuttons for additional parameter control and triggering.