Theremins are a little bit of an odd instrument to start with, but [AphexHenry] decided to place a single wherever no theremin has long gone in advance of: into a baguette.
The “baguetophone” is a theremin and piezo-percussion instrument inside a hollowed-out baguette. Commencing with a Do-it-yourself theremin tutorial from Academy of Media Arts Cologne, [AphexHenry] additional some spice with a piezo pickup inside of the baguette to purpose as a percussion instrument. 1 noted draw back of squeezing the instrument into these types of an unusual enclosure is that the antenna does not react as nicely as it may possibly with a far more common arrangement. Outputs from the piezo and antenna are run by way of Max/MSP on a personal computer to convert the bread into a MIDI controller. Like many Diy theremins, it appears that this establish neglects the volume antenna, but there’s no explanation you could not increase one particular. Probably disguised as a piece of cheese?
Exterior smuggling an instrument into a French café for a flash mob efficiency, this could also establish helpful if you are someone who will get hungry though playing audio. We really don’t recommend snacking on the Arduino even if it is ROHS compliant though.
If you want to master additional about how theremins do the job, check out out Theremin in Depth. Immediately after that, you may possibly want to look through all of our theremin content or glance at this undertaking the place they used a 555 as an alternative.