Faculty Advisor

Barton, Scott D


Cyther V3 looks to improve Cyther V2, a mechatronic string instrument equipped with ten strings and a set of solenoids to actuate the strings. The goal of this project was to create a next generation Cyther equipped with a system that can autonomously tune each string during a performance, expanding on the types of musical expressions Cyther V2 was capable of. The tuning system senses string tension, estimates pitch, adjusts the tension, and corrects for errors in estimation using optical pickups. The frequency analysis accuracy and speed, and the tuning accuracy and speed of the new autonomous tuning system was analyzed for a single string to determine the quality of the new autonomous tuning system....


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2017


Robotics Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts