A baguette sits diagonally across a wooden cutting board. Above it sits an Arduino and an electronics breadboard.

Theremin Baguette Brings New Meaning To Breadboarding

Theremins are a little bit of an odd instrument to commence with, but [AphexHenry] resolved to set a single wherever no theremin has absent before: into a baguette.

The “baguetophone” is a theremin and piezo-percussion instrument within a hollowed-out baguette. Beginning with a Do-it-yourself theremin tutorial from Academy of Media Arts Cologne, [AphexHenry] extra some spice with a piezo pickup within the baguette to operate as a percussion instrument. 1 mentioned downside of squeezing the instrument into these an strange enclosure is that the antenna does not reply as well as it could with a extra standard arrangement. Outputs from the piezo and antenna are operate via Max/MSP on a computer to flip the bread into a MIDI controller. Like quite a few Do-it-yourself theremins, it seems that this establish neglects the volume antenna, but there is no cause you couldn’t include 1. Probably disguised as a piece of cheese?

Exterior smuggling an instrument into a French café for a flash mob performance, this could also show handy if you are someone who will get hungry although taking part in new music. We really don’t recommend snacking on the Arduino even if it is ROHS compliant nevertheless.

If you want to understand far more about how theremins work, examine out Theremin in Depth. Just after that, you may possibly want to search all of our theremin content or glance at this undertaking the place they employed a 555 instead.


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