July 18, 2014 AT 3:30 pm

DIY Flora Piano Glove #AdafruitWeekendProject

Convert color to music with a wave of your finger with this Adafruit Piano Glove tutorial.

The PianoGlove uses a TCS34725 to sense colors, a NeoPixel LED to ‘play’ those colors back visually, a VS1053 Codec board to play them back aurally, and a Flora wearable microcontroller to handle all the conversion & communication between them.
Prerequisite guides:
Getting Started with FLORA
Flora NeoPixels
Adafruit Color Sensors
VS1053 Codec Breakout Tutorial (MIDI Section)
To build your own PianoGlove, you’ll need the following items:
VS1053 Codec Breakout (includes 3.5mm jack)
Lithium Ion Polymer Battery
Flora Color Sensor
Flora RGB Smart Neo Pixel
Perma-Proto Half-sized Breadboard PCB
Fabric glove
Needle & thread
Soldering iron & solder
Wire cutters
Computer & USB cable to program Flora
In this tutorial, we’ll be using an inexpensive black glove from a costume shop, but do feel free to experiment & improvise with any other types of gloves, wearables, or whatever inspires you.
Once you’ve gathered all your gear, we can move on to building the electronics …

Full tutorial

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