May 24, 2013

Build a musical sculpture with Arduino

 If you're interested in making musical toys for younger children, interactive devices or just making some noise this project by Kevin Hietala will be of interest. He has created a layered structure from laser-cut pieces that stack together to form a person's bust, and fitted inside this an Arduino with a simple speaker. It's programmed to play a tune when the head of the sculpture is removed, which may seem simple but would amuse younger children and is also an interesting lesson in itself. A quick demonstration of this is in the following video:

For more details including the Arduino sketch and sculpture laser-cutter files visit the project page. And for more, we're on twitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well. 

If you're interested in working with making sounds and tunes for various reasons we have a neat little SOUND: sound and buzzer module:

It can be used as a noise-maker driven by your microcontroller for audible feedback of events, and it can also be used as a knock-detector input to sense events and react to them. Includes a built-in 1M resistor to allow the piezo element to detect shocks. For more information and to order, please visit the product page here

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