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Summer of Sound - Arcade Modded Guitar

OVERVIEW

Mock Up Design

  • 7 Midi Wireless Buttons
  • 2 knobs with LED indicators
  • 8x8 LED Real-time Audio Display
  • Midi Pickup
  • Motion Sensor
  • Bluetooth enabled
  • Semi-Hollow Guitar to hold the Arduinos on the inside


PLANNING

Buttons

7 Arcade Styled Midi Buttons with a transparent design, illuminated on the inside with NeoPixels with a full RGB spectrum.

The LEDs will be controlled by the Adafruit Pro Trinket 5v 16mhz:

The buttons will be run over Bluetooth with the Bluefruit EZ Key:

REAL-TIME AUDIO DISPLAY

Basically an 8x8 matrix of LEDs which will light up Equalizer style. This will be carried by an Arduino Uno, an Electret Microphone and a LED Matrix:

KNOBS

For the knobs, I will use Neopixel Rings for the LED display around them, they will be controlled by two potentiometers which also will send Midi signals. Everything will be run by 2 Arduino Gemmas for the lights and a Teenyduino 2.0 for the Midi.

POWER AND CONNECTIONS

Every microcontroller will be plugged into a 7 port USB HUB which will be fed by a 10000 mah portable battery.

3D PRINTED TWO PART WING

This is the design of the wing where everything will be mounted on the guitar.

MOTION SENSOR

This will be carried by a LEAP motion Sensor mounted on the plaque.

PROCESS

The first step was finding a guitar, I found the Ibañez Semi-Hollow AS73:

Then with a Dremel tool, I carved into the top side of the body:

The wing was not 3D printed at the end and was sent to a laser cut service on a semi-transparent black material.

The internal wiring was all made by hand and with different coloured cables for the look.

END RESULT


Final design in action is shown in the video at the top of the article - hope you enjoy!

ArmandoMartínezHernández has not written a bio yet…

5 Oct 2018, 15:12

Comments

October 8, 2018 07:12

This is absolutely awesome!... Gotta get me one of these!