Theremins are a little bit of an odd instrument to commence with, but [AphexHenry] resolved to place a single exactly where no theremin has absent before: into a baguette.
The “baguetophone” is a theremin and piezo-percussion instrument within a hollowed-out baguette. Setting up with a Do-it-yourself theremin tutorial from Academy of Media Arts Cologne, [AphexHenry] additional some spice with a piezo pickup within the baguette to purpose as a percussion instrument. A single noted downside of squeezing the instrument into this kind of an uncommon enclosure is that the antenna does not react as very well as it may well with a a lot more typical arrangement. Outputs from the piezo and antenna are run by Max/MSP on a computer system to flip the bread into a MIDI controller. Like a lot of Do-it-yourself theremins, it appears that this make neglects the quantity antenna, but there’s no explanation you couldn’t increase 1. Possibly disguised as a piece of cheese?
Outside smuggling an instrument into a French café for a flash mob performance, this could also prove helpful if you are a person who receives hungry when participating in tunes. We never recommend snacking on the Arduino even if it is ROHS compliant although.
If you want to study additional about how theremins function, verify out Theremin in Depth. After that, you may well want to browse all of our theremin posts or appear at this project where by they utilised a 555 alternatively.