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Saxo synth

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Saxo synth by tart2000 Dec 7, 2012

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Summary

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

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:
https://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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My daughter plays the sax, but I'm a 3d printer, not a laser cutter guy... :) Know of any plans for this for the 3d printer? :)

Haha, no, sorry... Good luck with that...

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?  

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...

tact buttons, thanks! 

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