Use Playdoh to build a on-screen piano with an Adafruit QT Py board #QTpy #CircuitPython @zeroDayCamp
Zero Day Camp, a tech and craft space in Brooklyn, New York, has posted a wonderful project suitable for young people looking to experiment with digital music.
The QT Py acts like a keyboard to a computer and sends key notes to a computer running the Scratch block language. The pins on the QT Py are connected to wires which can connect to Play Doh “keys”. Via capacitive touch, every time a “key” is pressed, the on screen piano makes the desired note.
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