And now for something different is the interesting modification of a record player by Instructables member bigsnailasaur. The speed of the player is determine by the pulse of the user, which introduces some interesting interactive music playback - and would make dance tracks more interesting as the user can essentially match the pitch with their feelings at the time.
The conversion is quite simple - output from a pulse sensor is measured by an Arduino, which can then control the DC motor speed using a H-bridge. The project will require some calibration to ensure the sketch can generate the required control output for 33 and 45 RPM - at which point accurate control is possible.
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