Introduction: Optical Theremin Performance

A little live performance using my DIY Optical Theremin, a GameBoy Advance SP as a drum box and some strobo leds.

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Geoz (author)2009-02-05

I have downloaded the program but i dont get what a flash card is?? Nice tune please reply!!!

farnea (author)Geoz2009-02-05

you need a flashcard for the GBA SP. A Flashcard is an programmable cartridge where you can put one or more rom images. You can find all the informations here:

http://www.gameboy-advance.net/

Before you got a flash card you can play with the rom using an emulator.

HAL 9000 (author)2008-01-25

Where did you get the Gameboy drum machine thing? by the way this is really sweet... I'm looking at real moog theremins on musicansfriend. $350!!

farnea (author)HAL 90002008-01-28

there is a free program named Audile:

http://www.sortasoft.com/audile/

thanks for your comment

bye

temp (author)farnea2008-09-06

How did you get the drum thing onto your sp? please reply! please, please, please, please, please...

farnea (author)temp2008-09-08

the audile software is a free rom image. You need to buy a flash card to put the rom image in.

farnea (author)temp2008-09-08
steed1172 (author)farnea2008-09-04

i've downloaded it... but how do i get it onto my sp?

farnea (author)steed11722008-09-08

the audile software is a free rom image. You need to buy a flash card to put the rom image in.

ewilhelm (author)2008-01-07

I'd love to know more about how you did it.

farnea (author)ewilhelm2008-01-08

Hi, thanks. I started with the Christofer Optical Theremin here:

RS Optical Theremin

and then I've tried various photoresistors/photodiode. I've tried both ultrabright leds and IR ones to beam the optical sensors.

Finally I've added this filter to make the sound smoother and a simple transistor based amp to make it louder:

Sixth Voice

GorillazMiko (author)2008-01-07

That's awesome, but same here, I would like to know more about how you did it, I could probably do this for my friend, it looks neat. :-)

farnea (author)GorillazMiko2008-01-08

Hi, thanks. I started with the Christofer Optical Theremin here:

RS Optical Theremin

and then I've tried various photoresistors/photodiode. I've tried both ultrabright leds and IR ones to beam the optical sensors.

Finally I've added this filter to make the sound smoother and a simple transistor based amp to make it louder:

Sixth Voice

PocketSized (author)2008-01-07

That was cool. Obviously it's not going to be on my top 20 music list anytime soon, but the concept is certainly there. Nice one

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