One day, the creators of Groovex were hanging out listening to music when Giovanni did the unthinkable: he killed the vibe. Instantly taken aback, the two men became aware of a hole in their lives. They needed a musical device that would always substantiate the mood in the room. Coincidentally, they also needed to complete a project for their ELEC 220 class. Combining their loves of music and technology, the team of two created the Groovex. Through light sensors, the Groovex determines the mood in the room and plays music accordingly. When it detects a happy environment, the Groovex plays "Happy Birthday" on repeat. This never fails to put a smile on everyone's face. It plays "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" if it decects a more somber mood. The Groovex has another feature to fit the mood of the room. When the attatched rotary sensor is adjusted, the tempo of the music changes. This allows users to play fast or slow music depending on what they feel. Either way, the Groovex grooves on.
Grove components:buzzerandlight sensor
Our first prototype was meant to test the concept with had in mind and to test whether the light sensor would work and if it would change the song. We plugged the buzzer and light sensor and made a product that did just that. Changed songs based on the mood of the room determined by a set threshold.
Grovecomponents:buzzer, light sensor, 4-digit display and rotary angle sensor
Our second prototype ended up being our final version. We wanted to give more control to the user so we added a rotary angle sensor. This gave the power to the users to slow down or speed up the pace of the song. On top of that, we also added a 4-digit display so that the user could see the brightness of the room and know what type of song he was going to hear after.