On a mission to use a piece of hardware without a connection to the internet, and an obvious lack in solid music to entertain those around, the project created itself out of necessity.

MaximumMaxim, is a hardware hack that plays Happy Birthday and then quickly plays Sandstorm accompanied by flashing lights. This was created as a joke hack, rather than to actually provide anyone with real value, besides a cheap laugh. The program is perfect for turning your birthday party into an instant rager.

This was my hackathon submission over my time at YHack, where I spent more time hanging out with friends than hacking with the goal to win.

During this project I used

C++ in coordination with the online compiler and IDE, mbed was used to program the MAX32600, a Maxim Integrated programmable board, in order to flash onboard multicolor LED’s and play appropriate tones on an additional piezoelectric buzzer.

The programmed songs were as follows:

Happy Birthday
    float melody[] = {g5, g5, a5, g5, c6, b5, g5, g5, a5, g5, d6, c6, g5, g5, g6, e6, c6, b5, a5, f6, f6, e6, c6, d6, c6};
    float beat[]   = {.1, .1, .2, .2, .2, .4, .1, .1, .2, .2, .2, .4, .1, .1, .2, .2, .2, .2, .2, .1, .1, .2, .23, .28, .4};
Darude Sandstorm
    float melody[] = {b4, b4, b4, b4, b4, b4, b4, b4, b4, b4, b4, b4, e5, e5, e5, e5, e5, e5, e5, e5, d5, d5, d5, d5, d5, d5, d5, a4, a4};
    float beat[] =   {.1, .1, .1, .1, .2, .1, .1, .1, .1, .1, .1, .2, .1, .1, .1, .1, .1, .1, .1, .2, .1, .1, .1, .1, .1, .1, .2, .1, .1};



This project was completed, and has accomplished all intended functionality.