Turning Cellular Bacteria Into Sound
Get acquainted with Micro-ritmos (micro-rhythms in English), a machine that transforms cellular bacteria into audible sound. In short, the machine analyzes real-time variances in the bacteria to send signal triggers to the lights. Their Python code then finds patterns in the signals, subsequently triggering randomized, real-time sound.
Our simplified explanation doesn’t do much justice to the sophistication of the project; however, Create Digital Music has provided a detailed explanation, as well as listing the overall rig of Micro-ritmos:
- RaspberryPi B+
- RasPi camera module
- Micro SD cards
- Bacterial cells
- SuperCollider for sound synthesis