P19363: Player Piano
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Problem Definition

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Team Vision for Problem Definition Phase

Project Summary

The current iteration of the Player Piano is a mechanism which actuates piano keys and pedal of an upright piano. The user chooses a pre-programed song, and the piano plays it. The Player Piano could be modified to accommodate those who are no longer able to play the piano unaided, such as amputees, and assist them in playing the piano again. The goals for the next iteration of the Player Piano are for it to be able to assist a one-handed player, be able to control all of the piano keys and pedals, and for the mechanism to be quieter.

Use Cases

Use Cases

Use Cases

Project Goals and Key Deliverables

1. Create a prototype that increases the octave and volume of previous years.

2. Create a user interface system that allows users the ability to play songs with the freedom to play the song to their choice.

3. No physical modifications of the piano.

4. Expanded functionality for assistance for a disabled performer

Customer Requirements (Needs)

Customer Requirements

Customer Requirements

Engineering Requirements (Metrics & Specifications)

Engineering Requirements

Engineering Requirements

House of Quality

Functional Decomposition

Plans for next phase


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