Theremin Build Powered by Raspberry Pi @Raspberry_Pi #PiDay #RaspberryPi
Some of those eerie sounds you hear in old timey science fiction movies are made with a Theremin. A Theremin’s consists of two metal antennas that can sense the movements of the operator’s hands. The movenets control oscillators on one hand, and frequency on the other. The result is awesome. Here’s a great Raspberry Pi project from kevinmcaleer via Hackaday:
Normally a set of filters and amplifiers are used to build this instrument but this build instead replaces almost everything with a Raspberry Pi Zero 2, and instead of radio antennas to detect the position of the musician’s hands a set of two HC-SR04 distance sensors are used instead. With the processing power available from the Pi, the modernized instrument is able to output MIDI as well which makes this instrument easily able to interface with programs like GarageBand or any other MIDI-capable software.
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