I started this site while I was doing the
3rd Annual Moog Circuit Bending Challenge.
A long time ago in
a far, far away place I used to do electronics as a hobby. Twenty years ago when I moved to the USA, I stopped doing hardware
and just continued doing software. This year, I have got interested in electronics again since my kids are now teenagers and
can appreciate what electronics and programming are about.
Here is a video that the Google Play team made at the judging of the finalists.
Midi Cello made using two optical mice and an Arduino UNO controller. I made this project the week after I made the violin.
The violin project prototype has a few issues that I was able to fix in the Cello. The bow rest that keeps the bow
in the sweet spot of the mouse camera, is made of a piece of square section dowel with the bow resting on one of the corners.
The violin used a round dowel.
Midi Violin made using an optical mouse and an arduino controller. This was my first project using a PS2 Optical mouse.
The hardware and software was improved when I made the Cello the week after. I will be rebuilding the violin using the
improvements made in the Cello.
On my way back from Moogfest 2012, I realized that I could modify my Bob Moog Google Doodle controller and make it
control the Les Paul Google Doodle. This is the mark II version that has a midi output instead of being an add-on to the previous
controller. Basically it is just 10 switches and a joystick connected to an Arduino micro controller. You can build the guitar
for around $50 which is less than the cost of a video game!
I recently bought a Moog Opus 3 on Ebay. Having taken it apart I removed and cleaned the sliders and I am now thinking about how I may want top mod it.
My initial thoughts are to add insert points for the VCF audio and control signals, Midi in and out.