The Piano Inventor – Bartolomeo Cristofori
presented by Lim Kay Heng
The Great Inventor, Bartolomeo Cristofori
Presented by (Student Name): Lim Kay Heng
Robot Name: The Piano Robot
Building Concept: Single controller connect to 2 IR sensors.
Function: The piano will make do re mi fa so when the piano keys are pressed.
Bartolomeo Cristofori Story
Bartolomeo Cristofori was born in May 1655 and died in Jan 1731. He spent his youth and adolescene serving as the apprentice to the Nicolo Amati, one of the best Italian violin makers of his time.
In 1688 he caught the attention of the Ferdinando de Medici, son of the Grand Duke of Tuscany, Cosimo III. Then he was recruited to become his official violin maker and musician. Along his career with Ferdinando, Cristofori started working on new instruments. His first work was on keyboard instruments.
Cristofori apparently invented the first piano in 1709. By 1726, he had arrived at the all essentials of the modern piano action.