Friday, July 28, 2006

Prototype of “Sound”

Prototype of “Sound”
Created by Beryl and Peon.

The focus question of this learning object:
“How does the amount of water in a glass affect the pitch of sound?”

Tools and resources we have used:
l Macromedia Flash MX and Macromedia Flash Professional 8
l Ulead GIF Animator 5.05
l Microsoft PowerPoint
l Microsoft Clipart Online
l Media sound recording

Difficulties that we have encountered:

1. As we were not familiar with the Macromedia Flash and it was really difficult to use the different functions for the interactivity available with the software, we needed to seek technical help from others indeed. Fortunately, we still manage to perform simple tasks such as some basic drawings, animated images used with GIF Animator and sound recording.
2. We did not have a long glass tube so that the sound produced did not show a great difference in pitch.
3. In the prototype, we have made a big mistake that we put the sound in the wrong order with the different volume of water. We will rectify this later.

Further modification of the prototype will be carried out. Any suggestions from you will be beneficial to our final product. Thanks!


At 3:56 PM, Blogger Marielibrary said...

your sound experiment
is very easy to understand
you can tell straight away what you are trying to say
and I enjoyed experimenting with it.I'm sure many others will find it fun to use as well
aside from the problems with sounds,
I think your prototype is very well made,well done!

At 4:19 PM, Blogger Kelvin Leung said...

This is a lovely LO!

It is simple and intuitive, yet fun to play with.

Would be nice if you actually put in a "demo," in which a piece of music score would be played note-by-note, and changing the color of the glass responsible for making that note as the music plays.

At 4:50 PM, Blogger Mr. Chan CB said...

I enjoyed experimenting with the glasses. Nice one!

Will you consider giving numerical indicators, such as the size of the glass and the amount of water to produce the sounds?


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