Chapter 2. Picussion

By Clare Bowman and Cefn Hoile

Have you ever dreamed of playing in a one-man band? Follow along and construct cheap, wearable devices, using them to trigger interactive audio running on a Raspberry Pi. We call this project (Pi)cussion (Figure 2-1).

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Figure 2-1. Picussion

Although the wearables themselves are based on an ATmega chip, the Raspberry Pi is integral to the Picussion project. The Pi runs a full desktop Linux OS based on Debian with easy-to-install software packages. It is simple to configure the hardware, tools, and software libraries needed to create Picussion. With a few lines of Python code, you can use the ...

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