Drafts sketches

The sketches for the design of the 4 instrument.

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The guitar rail unit for the pinball design.

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The dinosaur theremin unit. design of the spine and the body, hidden iside is the core of arduino.

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The octopus unit. Design 

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Building of Dice – a physical sketch

I started this unit first on Friday. Started with a nano board, dice is based on the accelerometer. it is like a cube, a sound cube.

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I picked the accelerometer named 7455, designed by Freescale as I had experienced in coding it in one of my previous project.

A startocaster

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Got a very nice “strat” on Wed, for 380hkd, of coz, its not a Fender, just a stratocaster style. I hope I won’t break it accidentally during the builds. It plays quite well, and very light weight because it is some kind of “composite” wood, I believe.

Although I should focus on the other units first, but I feel like the guitar unit ┬áis always summoning me. I realized the Floyd Rose system can be easily hacked into my idea. I am going to make a mechanic device and mount it on the floyd rose bridge with the screw. It should be pretty secure. I am pretty excited about this strat unit… can’t really imagined how Leo Fender designed this instrument 60 years ago, its really amazing design.


ok, its time to get back to the other one.

initial sketches (week2)


1)concept of the Hybrid unit, form as a cube. Idea is like a dice. Probably rooted from the use of accelerometer as a core component. Each side is with different sensor, for this sketch. Maybe another idea is a pure combo of solenoid with AXL unit to create a percussive “box” .


2)concept of a guitar unit. Complex version in my mind…but I would like to use the neck as a kind of rail for something to run on it, creating random sound . The bridge can be a good starting point as well. What if its a kind of pinball unit? Or attach a tracking robot on the neck for making sound?



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3) (left) the sequencer synth unit, in the form of a ball or like a clock with lots of knobs and buttons! Maybe a globe design will be nice too, with a transparent shell.

(right) the theremin unit, idea is a dinosaur , with a spine like conductor rather than a formal metal rod or antenna. Need help and contact on sourcing this custom metal .Maybe possible to make one with aluminium tube with DIY tools though.