P19363: Player Piano
/public/

Home

Project Summary Project Information

Playing the piano has always been a musical aspiration for many but the physical design of the device makes it impossible to play duets or allow those who have suffered from injury to arm to play it to its full capacity. Often the modifications that can be done to make standard pianos have these capabilities are expensive and often require permanent modifications to the piano. In this project we tackle these problem by creating a simple installation system that allows that requires minimal to no modification to the piano.

This project is a continuation of previous years model, where this iteration will focus on extending the range of notes that system can play and the dynamic range of play of the piano. Facilitating play to disabled users is also a key objective, where the automated piano will serve as the right hand or left hand of the user. The system will also be able to understand the change in tempo for the user and adjust itself accordingly. Also working as a practice tool for those who are hoping to play duets. External support for this project is provided by Ron Dufort and guidance by Art North.

Put interesting photo of project here
Project Name
Player Piano
Project Number
P19363
Project Family
Player Piano
Start Term
2018
End Term
2019
Faculty Guide
Art North, artnorth@rpa.net
Primary Customer
Ron Dufort

Team Members

Rodney Sanchez, Mackenzie Lee, Darrien Satterthwaite, Zachary Blough, Ryan Malley, Ava Enoch, Curtis Geiger

Rodney Sanchez, Mackenzie Lee, Darrien Satterthwaite, Zachary Blough, Ryan Malley, Ava Enoch, Curtis Geiger

Member Role Major Contact
Rodney Sanchez Lead Engineer Electrical Engineer ras8047@rit.edu
Zachary Blough Edge QA Electrical Engineer zmb8088@rit.edu
Ava Enoch Project Manager Mechanical Engineer afe6125@rit.edu
Curtis Geiger Facilitator Computer Engineer cxg8134@rit.edu
Darrien Satterthwaite Purchasing Mechanical Engineer dns8338@rit.edu
Mackenzie Lee Inventory Management Electrical Engineer mxl6445@rit.edu
Ryan Malley Communication Computer Engineer rem8178@rit.edu

Work Breakdown: By Phase

MSD I & II MSD I MSD II

Planning & Execution

Project Photos and Videos

Imagine RIT

Gate Reviews

Problem Definition

Systems Design

Preliminary Detailed Design

Detailed Design

Build & Test Prep

Subsystem Build & Test

Integrated System Build & Test

Customer Handoff & Final Project Documentation (Verification & Validation)

Norms And Values

Norms
Assign specific tasks to people with deadlines
If unable to complete a specific task, be upfront about it as soon as possible
Message team is you expect to be late.
If you know you’ll be uncontactable, notify the group through messenger
Values
Be respectful to fellow group members
Split IP, discuss individual IP cases as they come up
Realism
Communication
Use common sense

Work Breakdown: By Topic

Use this space to link to live/final documents throughout the project. Your team should customize this as-needed, with input from your guide and customer. The example below will address most of what most teams need to capture.

Project Management Design Tools Design Documentation Implementation Validation Presentation & Dissemination

PRP

Requirements

Schedule

Cost

Risk Management

Problem Management

Communication & Minutes

Use Cases

Benchmarking

Functional Decomposition

Morphological Chart

Pugh Concept Selection

BOM

Mechanical Drawings

Electrical Schematics

Software Diagrams

Facility Layout

Manuals

Mockups

Test Fixtures

Prototyping

Test Plans

Analysis Results

Simulations

Test Results

Design Review Documents

Technical Paper

Poster

Imagine RIT Exhibit

Acknowledgements