Introduction: Guitar Hero Keyboard!

I started liking guitar hero recently, as I found out about it from my friend, because I like any music related games, so I thought of purchasing a guitar hero controller, but it costs 50$, so I decided to make my own in less than 10$.I got my keyboard for 9$ and the junk used to make this guitar hero keyboard would probably cost 1$. First I removed all the keys from the keyboard except the ones I needed like :

Frets(5keys)
Strum Bar(2Keys)
Whammy Bar(1Key)
Star/Battle power(1Key)
So I pulled out all the keys except 9 for these...

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Then I added the strum bar, which I made and the whammy bar, then I added some Plastic coated sponge on the keys beside the strum bar and the frets.Then what I could do was to spray paint the whole thing, but I didn't want to spray paint it, or add any guitar hero stickers on it.

Its very handy as well because its just like a guitar hero guitar for PC as it has the strap, the keys, and you could use an arduino to add a tilt sensor so that when you tilt your guitar Star/Battle power goes on.(I did this and really liked it!!!)

The strap was attached to the keyboard with 2 screws where I could easily attach it, Now I can really rock with this keyboard just like I would do with a guitar hero guitar, the one main advantage is its more portable than the original controller as its quite a bit smaller, and has an even shape.

Then one last thing I did just yesterday was opened up the keyboard and connected the Strum keys to an LED on the keyboard(Scroll lock LED) and the Whammy bar to one LED(Num Lock LED), and due to this when I play guitar hero with this keyboard in the dark, it looks really awesome!!!.



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colorex (author)2011-08-29

HAHAHA LOL

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vishalapr (author)colorex2011-08-29

...lol

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Electronics Man (author)2011-07-28

Aesome!

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Thanks!

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kylekosan23 (author)2011-07-26

this is gotta be my fav of all ur ibles

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vishalapr (author)kylekosan232011-07-26

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builderkidj (author)2011-07-12

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vishalapr (author)builderkidj2011-07-12

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builderkidj (author)2011-07-12

Great music choice...LOL

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vishalapr (author)builderkidj2011-07-12

Ya I like the music!

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Verynicemice (author)2011-07-08

Wow nice! a guitar hero keyboard lol. hehe

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vishalapr (author)Verynicemice2011-07-08

Thanks again!

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sunshiine (author)2011-07-07

Voted and rated!

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vishalapr (author)sunshiine2011-07-08

Thanks a lot for an amazing rating!!

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sunshiine (author)vishalapr2011-07-08

You are welcome! You earned it!

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sunshiine (author)2011-07-07

Rated and voted!

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vishalapr (author)sunshiine2011-07-08

lol!

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vishalapr (author)2011-07-07

Who ever liked the music, say like as a reply to this comment(As personally I loved this music(It make me feel proud like a hero))

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CreativeSoulTV.com (author)2011-07-07

This is a cool idea, you got my vote...Good Luck & thanks for sharing!

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Thanks!Maybe you could rate it as well!

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JoeBeau (author)2011-07-06

Very very clever. I love unorthodox and unusual ways to solve problems. I love guitar hero, but to be completely honest stink at it. Maybe my problem is i have been using the wrong "guitar" the whole time. I should give this a try!

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vishalapr (author)JoeBeau2011-07-06

Thanks a lot frankly Im not an expert in guitar hero as well, by the way did u rate it if not please take a second and do and if you liked it please vote for it in the comic contest!
Thanks again!

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edajallag-722 (author)2011-07-06

Cool!

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hruk121212 (author)2011-07-04

Cool!!Really cool!!!I am a guitar hero fan as well!!!

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Zmartboyz (author)hruk1212122011-07-04

I agree!

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vishalapr (author)Zmartboyz2011-07-04

Thanks a lot to all 3 of you!

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vishalapr (author)2011-07-04

In the video its Im playing "Welcome to the Jungle"
Not Welcome to the Jumgle
Sorry for the mistake!

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gaminglife (author)2011-07-04

My username says everything!Fantastic ible will definitely vote for this!!!

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anoop vanguru (author)2011-07-04

Good job!

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sunshiine (author)2011-06-24

You did an awesome job on this ible! You are talented! I am sure there are some young people who will benefit from it. Thanks for sharing all your hard work.

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vishalapr (author)sunshiine2011-07-02

You are welcome!
Thanks!
Hope you will vote for it in the toy contest!
Thanks again!!!

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