Glockentar

The Glockentar combines a glockenspiel with a guitar.

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Glockentar

Each time a string is plucked a glockenspiel bell is struck with a solenoid, and a beam of light is projected across the length of the string.

Glockentar

Glockentar

The light follows a logarithmic curve in terms of it’s speed as it goes up and down the string. It starts fast, pauses for a moment then goes back down the string.

The lights are essentially rectangles made in openFrameworks, then sent to MadMapper via Syphon.

In MadMapper they are then mapped to the strings.

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An Arduino is used to turn the strings into switches. Each string acts as a ground, and electricity is sent to the pick. When a string is plucked with the pick the switch is closed and the solenoids and projections are triggered.

Glockentar

Here is the Arduino code:

Here is the OF code:

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  2. Amazing work! sounds incredible!

    I’ve been meaning to get into Arduino, just not got around to it yet. Thanks for sharing the code, it’s good to get an idea of how it all works.

    • Thanks Tom! Arduino isn’t too hard to learn, you can start with some of the examples that come with it and go a long ways. Definitely try it out.

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