Uke-an strum

Created on 20 Nov 2016

Learning to play the uke by watching it play itself!

We want to create a self-playing ukelele that can strum and play basic chords. It will get info from a phone application about what chords to play and play them with motors attached to guitar picks.

@yaesunk

Albina Kwak

@mbremner

Marie Bremner

@avythees

Abhy Vytheeswaran

@npmurali

Namrita Murali

@glahiry

Gaurav Lahiry

Part Cost Quantity Total
Mini Pushbutton Switch - COM-00097 - SparkFun Electronics $0.35 5 $1.75
Pushbuttons for testing and controlling strums
Solenoid - 5v (small) - ROB-11015 - SparkFun Electronics $4.95 18 $89.10
Solenoids needed for holding down the uke strings when playing
TIP120 Power Darlington Transistors - 3 pack ID: 976 - $2.50 : Adafrui $2.50 6 $15.00
3 pack of transistors to amplify electrical signals
1N4001 Diode - 10 pack ID: 755 - $1.50 : Adafruit Industries, Unique & $1.50 2 $3.00
10 pack of diodes to alter flow of electricity
Servo - Hitec HS-422 (Standard Size) - ROB-11884 - SparkFun Electronic $9.00 5 $45.00
Big servoooooos
503 Service Unavailable Error $5.99 1 $5.99
25-pack light guitar picks
503 Service Unavailable Error $5.99 1 $5.99
25-pack heavy guitar picks
Servo - Generic (Sub-Micro Size) - ROB-09065 - SparkFun Electronics $8.00 5 $40.00
Small servooooos
503 Service Unavailable Error $4.60 1 $4.60
Male/Female Jumper Wires
Amazon.com: Aketek 3x Solderless BreadBoard, 400 tie-points, 4 power r $9.00 1 $9.00
Breadboard for wires/link to Arduino
Arduino Uno - R3 - DEV-11021 - SparkFun Electronics $23.00 2 $46.00
Arduino unos to control strumming and pressing down
Amazon.com: Diamond Head DU-150 Soprano Ukulele - Mahogany Brown: Musi $28.00 1 $28.00
Ukelele that is the core of our project
Magnet Disk - 0.709" - COM-08890 - SparkFun Electronics $0.90 5 $4.50
Magnets to apply field to electrical current
Project Totals: 53 $297.93
Track 1 Base Budget: $250.00
Preferred Vendor Budget Bonus: $50.00
Remaining Budget: $2.07