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July 10, 2014 AT 4:00 pm

ServoBender: Electronic Pedal Steel + Guitar Hybrid #3DxMusic #3DThursday #3DPrinting

Dean Miller, part of Adafruit’s WebDev team, has another obsession beyond code: designing performing custom electronic instruments! (Double points for swirling an Arduino and 3D printer into the mix.)

Check out a video with him performing on his own instrument to hear the unique sound he can pull from his electronic hybrid pedal steel plus “normal” guitar!

I built this guitar with 4 servo motors controlled by foot pedals that bend the the A, D, G, and B strings. Unfortunately I couldn’t get a good angle for the video where you could see the foot pedals, but here is an album of the build with more info if anyone is interested.

And also the source code for the microcontroller available here.

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