Learning to play an instrument and acquire musical aptitude can be difficult, requiring long-term engagement and motivation to learn about music;  jamming, (musical improvisation), is generally thought to be a skill reserved for the most fluent musicians. Jam Station utilizes various design techniques so that the musical elements of a jam are more accessible to novice and intermediate musicians. The station is a 7-by-4 feet rectangular PVC cuboid with four instruments crafted from everyday materials, situated so that each member of the jam faces a centrally and vertically oriented neopixel display. Jam Station's embedded sensors in the instruments trigger complex and colorful light displays as collaboration improves, helping nonmusicians improvise music together.

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