May 02, 2013

Build an Arduino-powered Musical Table

 For the purpose of introducting children to various melodies, learning to order things by sound and just for fun, consider this musical table by Instructables user "indistructableBubble". It's a clever interactive system, that uses two Arduino boards to play various tunes depending on the type of robot that is inserted into one of four trapezoidal holes in a table. This works by having four contacts in each hole - with each robot having a different pattern of contacts on the base ... so when each on is inserted into the hole it is recognised by the Arduino and the matching tune played - for example:

Certainly something different and fascinating, including the robot recognition system - so visit the Instructable for more information. And for more, we're on twitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well.

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