Adding third hand to guitar play

Playing the guitar is fun as it is. But if you are a bit nerdier, then why not adding something weird to it to amaze friends. Youtuber Make It And Fake It has been tinkering with Arduino, servo and couple of chopsticks and put together a crude guitar attachment which can stroke strings with different patterns. The functionality is yet still limited as for different strokes it needs reprogramming with three control buttons. For more functionality, additional coding might be needed. The fun demonstration at the end of the video proves to be fun from both – funny and practical side. With a bit of tuning one hand really can be free to play another instrument to make the song even better. Servo motor seems to be too loud while playing; maybe there are more quit versions of them. The Arduino code can be found on GitHub. Continue reading

Programmable Synthesized Guitar – The Best Experience to Learn and Plays Acoustic Guitar

Yeah, let’s rock N roll… Wait a minute; I didn’t have any guitar, how can I play the song without a guitar? It’s surely an embarrassment, especially when you found out that we cannot enjoy some great moment due to the lack of guitar! For overcoming the problem, why don’t you create the experience of playing an acoustic guitar electrically? Ok, you might think it’s totally ridiculous to reprogram the acoustic guitar electrically, but it’s not impossible to do it. Believe it or not, you can get it done by using vibration sensors, push buttons and the Karplus-Strong algorithm. Well, here is the basic idea. First of all, you have to remodel an acoustic guitar as closely as possible. Then, it’s time to implement additional functions, which is not available to the conventional guitar. This act will allow the play of the guitar with sound being output to earphones and practice without disturbing others. Plus, it’s also a chord-learning mechanism that based on LED-signaled instructions and many other functions. In addition, you have to use the Karplys-Strong algorithm to synthesize… Continue reading