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Zany MIDI guitar made from barcode scanner and Arduino

Reading Time: < 1 minute Zany MIDI guitar made from barcode scanner and Arduino Arduino Team — September 23rd, 2019 You’ve seen barcode scanners register the price for your groceries, and likely in many other applications, but did you ever consider if one could be made into an instrument? Well we now know the answer, thanks to this MIDI guitar […]

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Toy piano converted into a self-playing instrument

Reading Time: < 1 minute Toy piano converted into a self-playing instrument Arduino Team — August 14th, 2019 Upon obtaining a small toy piano, Måns Jonasson went to work “Arduinoizing” it with 30 solenoids to hammer out tunes.  A MIDI shield is used to pipe commands from a computer to the Arduino Mega that’s used for control, and after experimenting […]

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A 3D-printed, Arduino Due-based MIDI jammer keyboard

Reading Time: 2 minutes A 3D-printed, Arduino Due-based MIDI jammer keyboard Arduino Team — July 11th, 2019 Michael Koopman wanted to learn piano. However, after finding this pursuit frustrating, he instead decided to assemble his own 3D-printed MIDI jammer keyboard, inspired by the AXiS-49 interface pad.  His instrument is controlled via an Arduino Due, with 85 buttons arranged in […]

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Vacuum cleaner turned into unique MIDI instrument

Reading Time: 2 minutes Vacuum cleaner turned into unique MIDI instrument Arduino Team — April 9th, 2019 When you see a vacuum cleaner, most people see a useful implement to keep their carpets clean. James Bruton, however, envisioned another use—as a musical instrument. His new project, which made its appearance this year on April Fools’ Day, sucks air through […]

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Custom weather station enhances and modifies electronic music

Reading Time: 2 minutes Custom weather station enhances and modifies electronic music Arduino Team — October 25th, 2018 While the environment is important for any musical performance, generally it’s not an active part of the show. Adrien Kaeser, though, has come up with a device called the “Weather Thingy“ that integrates climate-related events directly into electronic music performances. It’s […]