DODECAUDION – new audiovisual controller

February 28, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized 

a project by panGenerator / HEDOCO product.

Dodecaudion is a spatial audiovisual controller based on such technologies as infrared distance sensors, arduino, bluetooth, processing and osc.

Most of the sound in this video was recorded live and edited/postproduced later on.
(you’ll find live and uncut performance played during hackdays here: – please mind that sound setup and recording weren’t optimal though )

The project is in alpha phase right now but should be ready for production in following months and will be available via HEDOCO online shop.

Dodecaudion is totally opensourced:
MIT license – source code.
Creative Commons (CC BY-NC-SA) – form design, PCB layout & everything else.

You’ll find source code, CAD documentation and PCB schematics on github ( please note however that they still need some cleanup, we’ll post an update soon ).

The heart of Dodecaudion is an Arduino and open source software. The Arduino collects data from all the Dodecaudion sensors and sends them to a computer.

Dodecaudion connects via Blutooth to computers. Messages are translated and retransmitted via OSC (software for Mac OSX and Windows available for download).


  • Arduino Uno,
  • Dodecaudion Shield rev. 2.0,
  • Alluminium and polymer composites housing,
  • Power source (230 V for EU continental outlets)
  • USB cable (not neccesary for normal operation but handy for tinkering with microprocessor code)

It’s available now and priced at 5,000 PLN, which translates into around US $1,600.


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