April 29, 2013

Learn piano with the help of Arduino

Learning to play the piano can be easy for some, difficult for others. However with the device described by Instructables user "tcone", you'll not only get started with the piano but also make a fascinating project. It comprises of a long acrylic strip which is placed over and to the rear of the piano keys - that holds an LED over each key. Then the order and timing of each required key press is illustrated via an LED controlled by the Arduino. There's 88 LEDs so the use of the MAX7219 LED display driver is used, which saves a lot of trouble. Review the following video for a demonstration of the system:

Fantastic. With a little work you could also adapt this to organs or harpsichords. For complete instructions on making your own, visit the project page. And for more, we're on twitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well.

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