The idea here is to build a wearable virtual guitar that is to be controlled with two hands much like playing Air Guitar. It has been created and prototyped during a two weeks project at Chalmers University (Sweden) for a Physical Computing class.

The aim is to get the feeling of playing a real guitar. The AIRduino Guitar is made of one glove and one stick. The glove is used to set the tone and the stick to trigger the sound.

To perform such trick, we used an accelerometer and an ultra-sonic sensor (see Step 1 for concept description).

Take a look at the video demo to get a more precise idea of how it works, and get to work to build your own!

The AIRduino Team:

David Fournier, Jean-Louis Giordano, Monireh Sanaei, Maziar Shelbaf and Gustav Sohtell.

Step 1: Concept Description

The Air Guitar is supposed to work as a right-handed guitar.

The guitar controller is divided in two parts, left-hand controller and right-hand controller.
By left-hand controller the player can bend his fingers and press the glove to change the pitch of the tone.

The right-hand controller is represented by a stick which has to be shaken to trigger the sound of the air-guitar.

Player can also change the distance between right hand and left hand in order to pitch the tones, simulating the different frets on the guitar neck.

To perform such tricks, the main components are an accelerometer to "feel" the stick shake, an hacked ultra-sonic sensor to measure the distance between the right hand and the stick, and conductive fabric to build the glove.

All in all, it is an fairly easy to build toy. The only tricky part would be the ultra-sonic sensor hack which requires some dexterity. You will need some basic electronic skills to understand the instructions, and also to find out what you did wrong when you messed something up and the guitar doesn't work in the end. We have been there. :-)

<p>First off, this looks cool as all hell<br>Second off, I'll be making this on an Intel Galileo Gen 2, so apart from making sure the pin numbers are right, are there any changes in the code or assembly?</p><p>Thanks in advance for replying (hopefully)</p>
<p>how do I make it sound like a strumming noise instead of a picking noise? </p>
<p>can i use the ADXL345 accelerometer instead as the ADXL335 is out of stock in here ? </p><p>any advices to use the ADXL345 as there is no port specified for x axis it contains 2 INT pins for the output </p>
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BxdLxDCD6HidSloyN0ZPYVA4QjA/edit?pli=1 <br> <br>can i use this ultrasonic sonar sensor? please i need your reply
Can I use the HY SRF05 Ultrasonic sensor in replacement for the Parallax 28015 sensor? For the reason that the parallax sensor here is out of stock.
May I know if it okay to switch the left and right controller if I am a left handed guitarist? Is it possible? Thanks!
ultrasonic sensor module - http://www.ebay.in/itm/Ultrasonic-Sensor-Module-GH-311-/320936068186?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_203&amp;hash=item4ab947c45a#ht_544wt_1139 ,can this be used ?? ,It's functionality is quite similar,cannot be used for distance measurement ? can this be used ?
That sensor looks fine to me, you should be able to use it.
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<span class="short_text" id="result_box"><span style="background-color: rgb(255,255,255);">What </span></span>Accelerometer<span class="short_text" id="result_box"><span style="background-color: rgb(255,255,255);"> suggest for this build?</span></span>
It might just be me being dumb, but why does it say to be continued on how to building the glove bit?<br /> Awesome project anyway<br />
Hum it's just because it was not written yet, but it is fixed now ;)<br /> We will update this instructable during the week. We couldn't do that earlier because we didn't take pictures when we build the first prototype. Since we are making another one we will be able to write more detailed instructions now.<br />
<div id="result_box">The schematic design of the switches of 9,10,11,12 fingers correspond to what?</div>
It's a simple pull-up design that detects if one finger is pressed or not. Pin 9 will be finger 1, Pin 10 finger 2 etc...<br /> If the finger is not pressed, the input to its pin will be 5V, and if it's pressed it will be 0V, hence HIGH&nbsp;or LOW state for the arduino.<br /> One part of the switch is the large conductive fabric in the palm of your hand and the other part is the small conductive fabric on the top of your finger, the finger part going to the pins and the palm part to the ground.<br /> We plan to make a more explicit schematics in a near future, so check for an update later this week! ;)<br />
<div id="result_box">Congratulations to the construct and I<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.grobot.gr">www.grobot.gr</a></div>
&nbsp;I don't know. &nbsp;I was just stating it. &nbsp;I didn't mean &nbsp;to sound mean. Sorry if it came across that way
&nbsp;i dont know. &nbsp;i was just expressing my opinion. &nbsp;I didnt mean to make it sound offensive. &nbsp;Sorry if it came across that way
This is by far the coolest Arduino project. I really hope you win the Grand Prize! <br />
Glad you liked it! Your binary clock is pretty neat too.
&nbsp;NOOOO. &nbsp;Ive been working on something like this for over a month and was about to submit it to the arduino contest. &nbsp;Its different, but too similar

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