July 13, 2005

Guitar Playing Machine, From Georgia Tech

Crazy J Guitar Playing Machine

Guitar TopThis made the rounds late last week, but since it's in Georgia, and it's about robotics, well, I'm giving myself license to do a "me too" post and take a look at this pretty neat project. It's a combination of a MIDI sequencer and a series of mechanical solenoids, levers, "pluckers" and "fingertips" which, when pressed in combination, make the guitar emit sound. The MIDI sequence is fed into a microcontroller, which then is used to press or pluck as needed. The mechanical, electrical, and code explanations are off of the web site, and an interesting read. Worth a check.

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Posted by Ted Stevko at July 13, 2005 01:26 AM | TrackBack