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Arduino Music Controllers With Horns, Finally

timothy posted more than 3 years ago | from the we've-all-been-waiting-for-this dept.

Hardware Hacking 19

An anonymous reader writes "Patrick Flanagan serves as the token human in robot percussion group Jazari. In this video Flanagan controls his bots with a Wiimote and a custom Arduino controller made from arcade buttons, zebra wood, and springbook horns. Due to production costs and environmental concerns, we haven't seen many new musical instruments made from dead animals in this century, but who knows? Maybe 2k11 is the year music device makers go stone-age."

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19 comments

Arduino lovers: (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36394324)

Your favorite [youtube.com]

seriously? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36394360)

what the hell was that garbage? I love electronics, I love electronic music, I love experimental electronic music... but yet again another BS Arduino "art" project that just makes me think WTF!

Its this kind of crap that made me cancel my Make subscription.

SpringBOK, not springBOOK (2)

zooblethorpe (686757) | more than 3 years ago | (#36394426)

The animal is called a springbok -- only one "o". Wikipedia article here [wikipedia.org] , more pictures here [google.com] .

Cheers,

Re:SpringBOK, not springBOOK (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36399072)

The animal is called a springbok -- only one "o". Wikipedia article here [wikipedia.org] , more pictures here [google.com] .

Cheers,

Ok mate - keep your hair on ...

I hope... (1)

ryantmer (1748734) | more than 3 years ago | (#36394470)

... that when the summary refers to "musical instruments made from dead animals", it is referring to springbok horns, and not zebra wood.

Re:I hope... (1)

Joce640k (829181) | more than 3 years ago | (#36398252)

In other news: Zebras are made of wood!

Here's the actual control video (2)

oscarwumpus (1637213) | more than 3 years ago | (#36394706)

...because it's cool. And he has two controllers, apparently. http://youtu.be/4pOQ2sde98k [youtu.be]

What? (1)

rickb928 (945187) | more than 3 years ago | (#36394818)

Looks like a controller to me. That is *not* an instrument, any more than a DM2 is.

Still interesting, but still a controller. And in my book, the Moog is an instrument, like a Stratocaster is. But a sequencer is not.

I was hoping (3, Interesting)

lahvak (69490) | more than 3 years ago | (#36395380)

the horns would actually be used to make sound, too. It seems that he uses them just as a decoration. Seriously, he needs some brass in that robotic band.

Arduino with horns (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36395516)

... probably runs FreeBSD [infoplex.com] .

Re:I was hoping (1)

treeves (963993) | more than 3 years ago | (#36395680)

Same here. When I see horn and music in the same sentence/headline, I think of this: http://www.cgconn.com/content/detail.php?model=8D [cgconn.com]

Re:I was hoping (1)

As_I_Please (471684) | more than 3 years ago | (#36397146)

That reminds me: how do you tell if you're dating a French horn player?

When you're making out with her, she'll try to stick her hand up your ass.

Re:I was hoping (1)

treeves (963993) | more than 3 years ago | (#36404900)

Correction: her *right* hand. Left hand would be a sure sign of a poser. And she's sure to be a good kisser, with that embouchure.
Got any good viola jokes?

Lemme Guess ( / First TI Arduino Hater Post) (1)

Goody (23843) | more than 3 years ago | (#36395504)

This project sucks because it's not using a cheaper TI board and TI's free-as-in-beer development software....

Re:Lemme Guess ( / First TI Arduino Hater Post) (1)

Tehrasha (624164) | more than 3 years ago | (#36395884)

No, it sucks because it is a "Someone built and X with a Y" article, where Y is simply screwed onto X, and we should be impressed....

What am I looking at? (1)

thegarbz (1787294) | more than 3 years ago | (#36395848)

Another worthless slashdot submission with the only reference a link to a youtube video made by someone who was more interested in showing us shallow depth of field, colours, and what looks like some actuators hitting some drums rather than WHAT THE SUBMISSION IS ACTUALLY ABOUT!

I'm interested in this. Seriously. But this news for nerds "article" is basically saying "Someone somewhere did something, go find it."

2k11? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36396036)

2k11? As in 2110?

2k11 = 2.11k = 2110

PLEASE DON'T SAY 2k11... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36398824)

2k11 is 2110, not 2011. And it doesn't even save any characters. Please refrain from this bullshit. 2011 is OK.

Mod me Offtopic please. But not Troll. It needed to be said.

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