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From the forums: LED-ified Bagpipes #WearableWednesday

Thanks to Adafruit forums user mohawkpiper for sharing this awesome LED bagpipes project! He writes:

Just wanted to share my latest project, which couldn’t have been done without Adafruit.

I installed LEDs into my bagpipes. There are these ornamentation thingys on all the pipes called ferrules made out of imitation ivory… I removed them and casted and molded my own in a translucent resin and embedded LEDs into them.

There is a mic at the bottom of the chanter that pics up what note I am playing, and displays the dedicated color for that note in the ferrules.

I wrote 4 different light modes to display the notes in different ways, which a pushbutton at the back of the chanter that I can cycle through the different modes with.

I haven’t played my pipes in years, so I am getting myself and my pipes back into shape, as well as breaking in a new reed, so it’s a little sketch, but all in all it’s working pretty well.

Hope you enjoy.

Check out more info on the project here.


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