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Make: Lego and Arduino Projects by Adam Wolf, Matthew Beckler, John Baichtal

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Chapter 8. Project: Keytar

IN THIS CHAPTER

Parts List

Assembly Instructions

Program the Keytar

Play Some Music!

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Got Lego and a Bricktronics Shield? Start a band, man!
Figure 8-1. Got Lego and a Bricktronics Shield? Start a band, man!

For our next project we’re going to explore the realm of electronic music by building a working guitar-shaped Lego synthesizer! We call it a Keytar, because you mainly play it by pressing buttons. The name may be a stretch, but the project is fun to play with nonetheless!

This project creates crazy electronic music similar to the sounds generated by an Atari Punk Console, a classic electronic instrument of the earliest days of DIY electronic music (see the Atari ...

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