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Community => Exhibition / Gallery => Topic started by: CrossRoads on Nov 27, 2012, 04:01 am

Title: Mechanical Bass Guitar
Post by: CrossRoads on Nov 27, 2012, 04:01 am
A friend sent me this you-tube link for a mechanical bass (I play bass also)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=5UYMnzXQEtw

and the design paper behind it featuring Arduino based hardware.

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/93343429/MechBass.pdf

Pretty neat!
Title: Re: Mechanical Bass Guitar
Post by: patduino on Nov 27, 2012, 04:44 am
Very cool.  You should hook him up with this guy (Arduino-based percussion) and start a real band

http://arduino.cc/forum/index.php/topic,132215.msg994522.html#msg994522 (http://arduino.cc/forum/index.php/topic,132215.msg994522.html#msg994522)
Title: Re: Mechanical Bass Guitar
Post by: CrossRoads on Nov 27, 2012, 08:26 am
Maybe add arduino playing accordian for some real melody ...
Title: Re: Mechanical Bass Guitar
Post by: justjed on Nov 28, 2012, 01:36 am
That's totally awesome.  8)

Accordion would be a challenge. I think you should stick with the bagpipes.
Title: Re: Mechanical Bass Guitar
Post by: CrossRoads on Nov 28, 2012, 02:04 am
Bagpipes would be cool!  Have to adapt the drones and the melody pipe (whatever the one with finger holes is called) so they could  be changed in length for tuning, or to change key.  Maybe screw in & out.
Title: Re: Mechanical Bass Guitar
Post by: justjed on Nov 28, 2012, 02:24 am

the melody pipe (whatever the one with finger holes is called)


That would be the chanter. Multiple servos actuating 'finger' pads ... could work.  :smiley-eek:
Title: Re: Mechanical Bass Guitar
Post by: april.steel on Nov 28, 2012, 12:26 pm
Go to it guys
If you can make music like the first post youve got it made. I am trying to copy it now

Just a Jaw-dropping bass.
Title: Re: Mechanical Bass Guitar
Post by: sbright33 on Nov 28, 2012, 08:37 pm
Reminds me greatly of AniMusic.  Google it?  Youtube?
Title: Re: Mechanical Bass Guitar
Post by: patduino on Nov 28, 2012, 11:29 pm
Oh oh.  Devo was a prophecy!