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Saxo synth

by tart2000, published

Saxo synth by tart2000 Dec 7, 2012

Description

This is a musical instrument based on a saxophone. Developed in a FabLab in Paris, with Matthieu Metzger.

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tact buttons, thanks! 

Hi Steve, I'm not sure what you mean so I've added a picture of the 2 types of buttons we used. 
But I guess they're pretty much standard stuff. That's something that could be modified in another version...

You... used tact switches under the pads? Or... something else? At first it looked like you are using snap-action limit switches, but after seeing the video... looks like regular tact switches. Is that right?  

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Instructions

Cut the Ai file on a laser cutter. Add the buttons on the main body part. Wire it all. Plug to Arduino. Upload program. Close box. Add keys. Play music.
I'll give more detailed instructions in a little while if people get curious.
We just finished it and some things might change...
Oh, and you can see it making music here:
vimeo.com/55108420

The instrument doesn't have a speaker built in.
It just has a jack or MIDI output.
The idea is to be able to do 3 things:
- connect it to a pair of headphones
- connect it to a small speaker
- connect it to a talk-box

It is cut in 3mm medium wood.

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stevecooley on Dec 7, 2012 said:

You... used tact switches under the pads? Or... something else? At first it looked like you are using snap-action limit switches, but after seeing the video... looks like regular tact switches. Is that right?  

tart2000 on Dec 8, 2012 said:

Hi Steve, I'm not sure what you mean so I've added a picture of the 2 types of buttons we used. 
But I guess they're pretty much standard stuff. That's something that could be modified in another version...

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