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A musical instrument w/ 6 photoresistors (Illumaphone)
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A musical instrument w/ 6 photoresistors (Illumaphone)

by bme14 on Sun Oct 05, 2014 1:23 am

Hi all,

Just wanted to post a project I made a while back using six photoresistors + an Arduino. I feel like I keep discovering new uses for them! I call it an Illumaphone.

Here's the YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAt_svdEDRU

Basically, by moving your hands above the cups, you can control volume and vibrato. Each cup is a different note. It's kind of like a theremin, but with discrete pitches! If anyone is curious, I describe it in more detail in a blog post here: http://blog.bonnieeisenman.com/projects/illumaphone/

Lately, I've been having a lot of fun combining simple sensors with ChucK, a musical programming language. I highly recommend it for anyone curious about electronic music. :)

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Re: A musical instrument w/ 6 photoresistors (Illumaphone)

by adafruit_support_bill on Sun Oct 05, 2014 6:47 am

Cool project. Thanks for posting!

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