Playing the littleBits Waving Piano


This is what you get when you add a whammy bar to a piano.


Created by Maker Gonçalo Silva, the littleBits Waving Piano is an ATmega32U4 based keyboard that was programmed to behave as an oscillator.

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How it works is relatively simple: As keys are pressed on the board, they are read by the Arduino module and mapped to the corresponding pitch, as you would hear on a real piano. Meanwhile, the slide is used to “wave” the output pitch just like a guitar’s whammy bar.

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Ready to make your own musical piece? Get started by heading over to littleBits’ project page for a step-by-step breakdown. In the meantime, watch it in action below!

 

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