Date of Award

Spring 2023

Document Type


Terms of Use

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Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License
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Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts


Engineering Department

First Advisor

Matthew A. Zucker


“Solar Sonification” is an interactive python notebook written in Jupyter Labs was designed to utilize data from a solar-powered web server to create and share data sonifications. It is an extension of the global network of solar-powered web servers known as Solar Protocol, one of which was built in 2020-2021 through the Halpern Family Foundation Engineering Design fund. Using this notebook, the participant is able to learn more about the functionalities of the server while engaging in their musical relationships being able to customize the pitches, instruments, and other musical parameters of the output as MIDI files. Files can be played using mediums such as Pygame within the Jupyter Notebook and external synthesizers connected to a device, or shared in audio formats including WAV and MP3. Future work can be done to improve the sonification process and musical aesthetics as an educational tool.

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