[3DSage] developed a robotic ocarina project inspired by The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. The project involved building an air blower to produce sound, 3D scanning an ocarina, and designing a mechanism to control it. The final design utilized solenoids and rubber caps to play different notes by covering the instrument’s holes. The ocarina could be played using a printed keyboard or programmed to play pre-stored songs independently. Although the ocarina’s pitch was slightly off, the project showcased the potential of 3D scanning for irregularly shaped objects like the ocarina. The outcome was charming and demonstrated the successful integration of robotics and music.
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