Interactive Pump Organ - 2015

A "prototype of a prototype" commissioned by OurCity

pump organ cru

A "User" generates both the air to sound the pipes and timing information to control tempo. In its current state, the organ can play a simple looping song, smoke on the water, Twinkle Twinkle, When the Saints go Marching In and can programatically generate melodies, choosing one new note for every step.

pump organ electronics
control electronics - 64 note Midi solenoid driver, Arduino microprocessor
and a few pots, switches and leds to make testing easier.


Testing the walking song


"Random" Melody generation


pump organ living room
Prototyping in my living room...