Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Bob Wiley's Ministar travel guitar

The Ministar travel guitar by Bob Wiley is like taking only what's essential for the electric guitar to work and making a guitar out of it. However, it seems to work pretty well. Read this great article by Gizmag for more info on Wiley's guitar lineup. Also, a video of the ministar in action:

Synth joystick with Atari Punk Console

This joystick is not just any joystick: it has an APC (Atari Punk Console) inside, and instead of controlling flight simulators it makes sounds. And there's more: with these instructables, you can make your own at home!

Misa tri-bass

Meet the Misa Tri-Bass. It's a very cool solid wood synth axe with 3 touch-sensitive "strings" and a big XY pad on the body.

The makers aren't new to guitar-like synth controllers: they've previously made the Kitara, a controller made famous by Muse, deadmau5 and others!

Saturday, December 7, 2013

DIY Laser Harp

You've all seen the laser harp used by Jarre. Now they are available from Goodchild Engineering. Very impressive build!

Found on Hack a day.

Olaf Diegel's 3D-printed instruments go live

Gizmag writes of the new project by Olaf Diegel, a 3D-printed instrument maker I've also featured previously. He has now made instruments for a whole band, and Frankfurt will get to see these instruments in action! Gorgeous.

Di Donato guitar

This one is a looker! Read the article on Gizmag on this amazing piece of craftmanship.

MIDI drumming robot: Fork-o-Drumbot

DIY MIDI-controlled robot percussion playing Superstition. Here's the link to the build log for those who want to make their own.

Found on Hack a day.

Farting pig as an instrument

A real thingstrument.