Breath Control Car

July 20th, 2006

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This project is also part of a theme involving design for beginner musicians.

This is a standard remote control toy car with a mouthpiece the player blows into to control steering. The car measures controlled change blow gradually harder and it steers to the right; blow gradually softer and it steers to the left. At least 80% of the technique of singing or playing any wind instrument is concerned with controlled breathing. This toy replicates many traditional breathing excercises in a context of play, whilst preserving the ethos of practice makes perfect – providing clear goals and requiring a degree of mastery through repeated practice.

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