Music Mix Train

The Music Mix Train aims to teach the inner workings of musical composition. Each car represents a part of a band or orchestra, and the track serves as the timeline. By pushing cars along the track, music is played forward and back and at different speeds. When cars are combined, their music sections are synced, producing a more complex composition.

The train set was designed as an abstraction of each musical section.
The trains are attached with magnets, enabling quick assembly and fluid motion.
This behavior diagram explains the various use cases of the set.
The system diagram explores the logical flow of the set. It was used primarily for modeling the control software.
Watch the demo video

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Completed March, 2013 for SVA IxD MFA.

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