June 26, 2013

The "airmonica" - a free air musical instrument

Mike Engeldinger has created an interesting Arduino-based musical instrument that uses a Nintendo Wii nunchuk for user control. Although musical devices aren't anything new, this version controls a synthesiser shield which allows for some realistic and quality sounds, however to keep the price down you can always use a simple speaker or piezo for tone generation. After making this you will also have an understanding of the nunchuk and be able to use it with other devices. In the meanwhile, check out this demonstration video:

Certainly a simple to use musical device, with a lot of possibility. Visit Mike's website for complete instructions. And for more, we're on twitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well.

Fitting the nunchuk to your Arduino would make an interesting addition - and when adding external circuitry to your next Arduino project, you'll need a protoshield to mount the external circuitry. In doing so, consider our range of ProtoShields. From the tiny LeoStick to the Mega range, we offer a complete range for you to work with.

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