Controlling A Sequence With A Force Sensor

For this project, I borrowed a force sense from a class mate and sought to use it to control pitch. Once I had the sensor’s values mapped to a variable within the audible range, I decided to test out my circuit by making a sequence of notes played out of a speaker.

For this, I used the tone function with the variable as my frequency and then multiplied that fundamental frequency by multiples of 1.06 to get other note values, as I new that one half step on a keyboard is 6% higher in frequency than the previous note. So (1.06*2) is a second, (1.06*3) is a third, and so on. To get a sequence of notes, one played after the other, I used the delay function in even intervals. So then when I pressed the force sensor, I was able to move the overall pitch of the sequence up together as it cycled through. Here is videos of each step and the final code is for the sequence.

//how to make a force sensor control the pitch of a sequence
// patch the force sensor to A0 and ground, and the speaker D12

void setup() {
  // put your setup code here, to run once:
  pinMode(12, OUTPUT);

void loop() {
  // read the analog input;
  int sensorReading = analogRead(A0);
// convert from ADC reading to voltage
  float voltage = sensorReading * (5.0 / 1024.0);

   tone(12, voltage*100);
   tone(12, voltage*100*(2*1.06));
   tone(12, voltage*100*(3*1.06));
   tone(12, voltage*100*(4*1.06));
   tone(12, voltage*100*(2*1.06));