What they don’t tell you about starting a band is that the hardest part is organizing the people. So, why not skip that step and build a bunch of MIDI controlled robots to play music with?
In this project, you’ll mount servo motors over the strings of a lyre. The servos will pluck those strings when they receive MIDI NoteOn messages via a Feather RP2040 running CircuitPython. You can control the lyre with an eternal MIDI controller or by sending MIDI out from your favorite DAW program.
This project will show you how to control servo motors with MIDI and maybe start your own robot band.
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