Institute of Art Design + Technology
Dún Laoghaire

Szilard Ovari 

BSc [Hons] Creative Media Technologies

My name is Szilard Ovari and I'm a fourth year Creative Media Technologies student. During the four years I had the opportunity to discover many areas of my interest through the course, I had a keen interest in audio and visual technologies. This course provided great opportunities to practice these skills with projects, assignments and outside activities.

Project Description

This project is about music technology which was developed with an Arduino. The project is an Automatic Guitar tuner that allows the user to tune their guitar by holding up a device to the headstock and plucking the string. Then this audio would be picked up by a microphone which sends send the signal to the Arduino where calculations determine the pitch and turn a motor that would turn the tuning pegs accordingly to the right pitch. This would create an effortless experience for the user and speeds up this process.

Thesis Title

The thesis of the project highlights the research that was done to implement the original concept. It is also a guideline to how it was created and what technologies were used . Tests were carried out and documented to show the results of working components along with the more exciting hardware development aspects of this project.