Enthusiast Dan has just finished and also published details about his first Arduino project. It's a simple optical theremin that reads values from a light sensor and uses an Arduino to convert the values into suitable tones to drive a piezo buzzer. For the beginner, these types of projects are great as they demonstrate how quickly you can make an interactive item with an Arduino - and this is the same as project eleven in our Experimenter's Kit for Arduino. You can see Dan demonstrate his version in the following video:
It's a simple start but shows how quickly you can implement ideas with Arduino. For more information visit Dan's blog post. And for more, we're on twitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well.
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