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By Daniel Marcial
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What is the notagrama ?

The notagrama is a didactic product consisting of a large sheet with two staves, chips in the form of musical symbols and a computer capable of reproducing the melody formed by the chips.

How does it works ?

The notagrama works with machine vision technology, it has a camera placed above the sheet with which the computer determines the position and shape of the chips to constitute a melody and reproduce it by the speakers.

What is it for ?

The notagrama can be used to practice reading and writing scores, composing melodies, imparting music classes or to have fun playing with musical notes, it is a project that allows interaction with musical symbols in a tangible and innovative way.

How is it used ?

The notagrama is plug and play, you don´t need know about computing and programming to use it. Just connect power and speakers, form a melody with chips and put a circular chip on the "play zone" to listen the melody !

What is included in a basic notagrama pack?

- Raspberry Pi 3 with preloaded software and SD.

- Sheet with staves (screen printed, waterproof plastic paper, 40x80 cm)

- Raspberry Camera 2.1

- Cable for raspberry camera (1 meter).

- Base for camera and Raspberry. 

- Power source for raspberry.

- Screws for assembly.

- Chips in the form of musical symbols. 

Symbols for the basic notagrama pack.
Symbols for the basic notagrama pack.

* Speakers not included 

What is included in a extended notagrama pack ?

- All components of basic pack. 

- Speakers included.

Symbols for the extended notagrama pack.
Symbols for the extended notagrama pack.

 Timeline

- April 2017 (Kick off)

- May 2017 (Basic programming)

- June 2017 (First prototype with 6 symbols and 1 staff)

- July 2017  (Programming).

- August 2017 (Second prototype with 15 symbols, 2 staffs).

- September 2017 (Kickstarter campaing)

- October 2017 (Redesign: appearance and camera base)

- November - December 2017 (Manufacturing and Shipping)

 What about the money?

 

Prototypes history

First prototype with 1 staff and 6 musical symbols finished on June 2017
First prototype with 1 staff and 6 musical symbols finished on June 2017

 

Second prototype with two staves and 15 musical symbols finished on August 2017.
Second prototype with two staves and 15 musical symbols finished on August 2017.

 

The latest prototype with a lighter camera base.
The latest prototype with a lighter camera base.

Notagrama teasers

 

 Presentando el notagrama (Spanish)

Componiendo con el notagrama (Spanish) 

 Presentación del notagrama en 330 Ohms, Ciudad de México (Spanish).

 

Inspiration

On January 2016, I built the "Machine Vision Music Performance": a set to play electronic music made with chips and drawings, that was my inspiration to make the Notagrama.

 

Credits  

Idea and Development:  

- Daniel Marcial (Facebook, Instagram, Youtube )  

Content:  

- Leo Mendez (main video song)  

- Super magic friend  (logo)

- Fernando Castillo (video production).  

- Sergio, Andrés, Lucía (actors).

- Will Wright (english voice).

Risks and challenges

Hi friends, there are no critical risks in this project. You can see the videos where I am testing the notagrama and it is working perfect, I think the software is the most important part of this product and that has already been solved.
Remember this project will be totally Open Source, there are lot of people that will be able to build a notagrama by their own.

Thanks for be part of it !

Daniel Marcial

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