Little Toy Blue
The Hill Group
1 Varsity Drive,
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109
Nikola Tesla, Vice President for Innovation
Cici Lu, Educational Toy Engineer
Allegro Piano, Crescendo your Musical Ability
13 February 2012
Kelly Rohan, Manager
Allegro Piano, Crescendo your Musical Ability (Allegro Piano) is a
microprocessor-based electric piano that will teach the customer how to play the
piano. This device has different I/O devices—such as a speaker and piano keys
that light up—that will allow interesting and fun interaction with the child. Allegro
Piano has a screen that will display sheet music and different functions such as test
and teach mode that will help teach the customer. With the electrical and computer
ability of my team, Allegro Piano, if chosen, will be ready for demonstration by 12
Little Toy Blue wants to create a microprocessor-based, educational toy that the company can
develop and produce. The toy must use the E100 processor and DE2 development board.
Instructions should run at 100 MHz and can store 16384 16-bit words in memory. This proposal
is in a memo format that will describe Allegro Piano, Crescendo you Musical Ability (Allegro
Piano) features in relation to how it addresses Little Toy Blue’s needs. Allegro Piano is exactly
what the company is looking for because it is interesting and interactive with the customer, as
well as educational and microprocessor-based.
The purpose of this section is to discuss Allegro Piano’s appearance, I/O devices, functionality,
and how it meets the constraints and criteria.
To increase credibility of the toy, Allegro Piano, Crescendo your Musical Ability (Allegro Piano,
Figure 1) will have 88 keys and a harder touch weight on the keys, resembling a grand piano. It
will also be 6 inches wide to increase portability, like an electronic piano. Since Allegro Piano
will not be able to stand at the proper 3 feet 4 inches of a grand piano, it will include a
collapsible stand will be able to hold the piano at the proper height. The body of the piano and
the stand will come in a variety of colors such as black, purple, blue, or pink. However, the keys
on the piano will remain black and white, and will light up red when it should be pressed.
Allegro Piano will also include a black collapsible and adjustable bench so customer may play