The Les Paul GT now features an Arduino Uno, Force-Sensing Resistor touchpads, and six colorful arcade controller buttons
The Guitarduino from Igor Stolarsky
The sensor strip on the back of the neck acts as one long button
In addition to being a talented player and having a guitar named after him, Les Paul was a dedicated tinkerer. It's rather fitting, then, that one of those famous guitars has been modified to include touch-controlled synths and effects, and an onboard drum machine. The system is built around an Arduino brain externally mounted near the bridge, which routes signals from sensors and buttons through custom code to a preamp/effects processor or a digital audio workstation suite. As you can see and hear from the video after the jump, the aptly-named Guitarduino is quite simply extraordinary.
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