June 19, 2013

Synchronising multiple Arduino boards for musical effect

 Some people will use an Arduino to play music, however doing so doesn't give the best results. However if you have more than one Arduino - with each playing its own tune, a much better result will be returned. This has been demonstrated by Instructables user "Abnormal Force" quite well. A master Arduino triggers slave Arduinos to play a tune at a certain period of time, an "Arduino Orchestra" if you will. Furthermore it's an interesting demonstration of multiple board control, with interesting results:

An interesting approach to Arduino music and device control. And for more, we're on twitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well. 

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