This 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.
Posted by Ted Stevko at July 13, 2005 01:26 AM