2016 – ongoing
Instrument 3ARDUINtOne is a combination of Arduino, 3D printing, and sound. The participants will initially be introduced to: Arduino functioning and sensors, microcontroller programming, 3D printers, basics of 3D printing, and basic Arduino and 3D printing software. They will learn about the complete process of 3D printing from sketch to print, and will be able to test the printing itself, creating various parts for their instruments (once they know its shape). They will design a casing for a musical instrument, connecting Arduino to sensors and programming it so that it produces the desired sounds. Individual notes will be triggered by adding extra sensors and/or buttons: proximity sensors (ultrasonic sensors), light (LDR) sensors, knobs and potentiometers – depending on the desire or goal. Each choice will trigger different intervals in different ways, as well as different pitches and volume levels. Every participant (or pair of participants) will thus be creating a unique, one-of-a-kind instrument.
Matjaž Lenhart (1988) finished the Secondary School of Economics in Maribor and continued to study at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in Maribor, obtaining a BA degree in 2010 and a MA in computer sciences and information technologies in 2013. In February 2014 he founded SOLITUS plus, now a successful company on the national and international market acting as provider of modern programming and web-based solutions, mobile applications, online stores, automation for smart houses, remote controlling and surveillance, graphic design, and other computer services. Matjaž Lenhart is also an occasional lecturer at the Faculty of Education in Maribor (intermedia arts course).