Theremin Baguette Brings New Meaning To Breadboarding

A baguette sits diagonally across a wooden cutting board. Above it sits an Arduino and an electronics breadboard.

Theremins are a bit of an odd instrument to start off with, but [AphexHenry] resolved to put one particular the place no theremin has long gone ahead of: into a baguette.

The “baguetophone” is a theremin and piezo-percussion instrument inside of a hollowed-out baguette. Starting up with a Do-it-yourself theremin tutorial from Academy of Media Arts Cologne, [AphexHenry] included some spice with a piezo pickup inside the baguette to operate as a percussion instrument. One particular pointed out draw back of squeezing the instrument into these kinds of an abnormal enclosure is that the antenna doesn’t react as very well as it could with a extra traditional arrangement. Outputs from the piezo and antenna are operate via Max/MSP on a laptop or computer to change the bread into a MIDI controller. Like quite a few Do-it-yourself theremins, it appears that this build neglects the volume antenna, but there is no motive you could not insert one. Possibly disguised as a piece of cheese?

Outdoors smuggling an instrument into a French café for a flash mob performance, this could also establish helpful if you are somebody who receives hungry though enjoying music. We don’t recommend snacking on the Arduino even if it is ROHS compliant though.

If you want to master more about how theremins do the job, test out Theremin in Depth. Right after that, you could want to look through all of our theremin content articles or appear at this task the place they made use of a 555 in its place.

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