Our project is divided into two parts.
The first part is an audio boom box that references the boomboxes of the 1980’s with a handle and speakers but instead of blasting radio it is pulling sound from electronic frequencies in the air using a coil mic. It is useful for exploring electronic frequencies but we are also interested in capturing audio that is interesting and beautiful.
The second part of the project involves being able to control the boombox wirelessly from a laptop. The boombox can be carried or sent using a robot so that we can send the device undetected by security and below some surveillance techniques.
here is a great inspiration on Multirobot systems for EMF monitoring:
There are these DIY robots that move around:
However we want to make everything from scratch. For the robot we will be using Adruino Yun to control the robot over wifi. Please watch the video for the current progress. We were able to control the motor on Audruino Yun:
Here is also an example of the sound that was picked up by a Coil Pickup Mic