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Maker Faire Electronics Setup

We are using the following setup for the Musical Tire Swing at the Maker Faire: iPhone + Redpark Serial Cable to Arduino.

The iPhone contains a gyrometer an accelerometer. We wrote an app in openFrameworks to handle all music. The Redpak serial cable connects to the 2 led strips that flash lights when the rider exceeds an acceleration or roll/yaw/pitch threshold. For long lasting battery support we have the LED strips connected to separate power source.

We decided to go with a commercial speaker setup with a battery powered bluetooth transmitter (triangular blue and gray unit in 1st photo above).