Hybrid Music 6000 Sensor

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The Hybrid Music 6000 Sensor was designed as a special needs educational tool where children could control the output of, and make music with, the Hybrid Music System simply by moving their body. This was achieved by some smart electronics inside the sensor that drives a piezoelectric sensor and the device plugs directly into the BBC Microcomputer's Analogue port.

Chris Jordan of Hybrid Technology has stated that approximately 50 of these devices were ever made.

All of the electronics for the Music 6000 Sensor reside in the head at the end of the flexible swan neck and the base merely acts as a counterbalance and stand. The sensor emits and receives an ultrasonic (50kHz) "beam" much like the way in which a bat uses sonar for locating itself in its spatial environment. The fluctuations in the sound beam that the sensor detects are then turned into audible tones by the software running on the BBC Microcomputer that controls the Hybrid Music 5000 Synthesiser.

Date : Unknown

Manufacturer : Hybrid

Format : Music peripheral

Physical Description : Music 6000 Sensor unit

This exhibit has a reference ID of CH50053. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.

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