The Mutic Box

The Mutic Box is a haptic music player which enable the users to interact with it in an emotional way. The idea is to simulate the feeling of a mechanical music box through sound and haptic feedback, in order to recall nostalgic memories.

The user interacts with Mutic Box through a rolling wheel, which generates a slight rumble (simulated by a DC motor) when each note is played. The rolling wheel is connected to a customised music decoder through a gear system.

The music decoder is a piece of acrylic with 28 small holes filled with a conductive material for each note of the melody. When the decoder is rolling, the arduino controller can read the signal coming from the decoder and plays the corresponding note through Max-MSP.