July 10, 2016

Skill Sunday: Arduino Waveform Generation

This is the first in a new blog series entitled “Skill Sunday”! The purpose of Skill Sunday is to highlight unique or relatively unknown capabilities of Arduino and provide you with the resources needed to help you master this new “skill”. The series will be weekly (with posts on Sunday, obviously...) so stay tuned for more!

Waveform Generation

Waveform generation has many potential uses, the most common of which is sound synthesis. Most Arduino users only know how to generate simple beeps, but unknown to many, Arduino can be used for complex waveform generation, and even additive synthesis.

Additive Synthesis

This capability allows you to create unique tones, simulate the plucking or strumming of a guitar, and more! To get started learning about Arduino waveform generation check out this fantastic tutorial by Jon Thompson. The tutorial contains excellent explanations and starts with the basics so that it it is helpful for anyone who wants to get started synthesising sounds with Arduino.

Want to start synthesising sounds, but don’t know where to get started with Arduino? Check out our Experimenter’s Kit which provides a perfect platform to learn the basics.

Experimenters Kit

The kit is comprised of a wide range of parts including a servo, sensors, lights, buttons, a sound module and more. Importantly, a Freetronics Eleven Arduino-compatible board is included to ensure that the kit contains everything you need to get started with Arduino. All these great parts would be useless without some form of instructions which is why we have developed a comprehensive project and instruction booklet to get you started. Check out the product page to find out more.

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