Sky Vane – Acoustic Art Installation

The Sky Vane is a reactive sound installation that generates a stunning ethereal soundtrack based on readings from atmospheric sensors.

The sounds you can hear in the tweets below are created from readings taken from a simple set of sensitive weather sensors (temperature, pressure, humidity, and light). These readings are dynamically assembled, manipulated, and evolved in real time using both a Raspberry Pi and Teensy microcontroller.

The Sky Vane is designed by pyka, a team that designs interactive sound tools and makes engaging experiences. Check out more projects from pyka on their website, their Twitter account or over on Instagram.

Digital Saxophone/Clarinet

The Vindor ES is an electronic saxophone / clarinet from Vindor Music with has a sophisticated and easy-to-play design.

The Vindor ES is a USB MIDI controller with a built-in synthesizer, speaker, headphone jack, plus a 1/4″ jack output for an amplifier or guitar pedal. Developed for the educational market, it comes with online and mobile education software.

The digital saxophone is controlled with a Teensy 3.1. Vindor used SPI (for the SD card), TSI (touch sensors for individual buttons) and DAC (for the audio generation, including the fabulous audio library). There is also a Freescale pressure sensor to measure breath and an amplifier/speaker.

Find more information and check out more feature demos over on the  Vindor Music website.