Just wanted to post a project I made a while back using six photoresistors + an Arduino. I feel like I keep discovering new uses for them! I call it an Illumaphone. (Here’s the YouTube video.)
Basically, by moving your hands above the cups, you can control volume and vibrato. Each cup is a different note. It’s kind of like a theremin, but with discrete pitches! If anyone is curious, I describe it in more detail in a blog post here.
Lately, I’ve been having a lot of fun combining simple sensors with ChucK, a musical programming language. I highly recommend it for anyone curious about electronic music. 🙂
8-6-2021 (August 6, 2021) is the Snakiest day of the year and it’s also this year’s CircuitPython Day! The day highlights all things CircuitPython and Python on Hardware. See you there!
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.