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October 26, 2015 AT 3:00 pm

Custom Arduino guitar #MusicMonday

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Rockin’ build and tutorial from MrAtkinson via instructables.

Hi all, I have been working on a guitar project for my brother-in-law who is currently learning how to play the electric guitar. I wanted to build him something that would help him learn but is also really cool at the same time so without any doubt it had to have some cool electric circuitry inside it which had to include an Arduino.

So basically what the guitar has is a small stepper motor which is pulling belt connected to a small frame housing the guitar pickup. The motor is controlled by the X axis of a small Arduino joystick module. When the pickup gets to the optimal location of the guitar such as the neck position or the bridge position it lights two LED’s. The whole point of having it move is that he can experience the sound of both positions as well as any position he wanted along the way creating different types of sounds.

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