MIDI Slap Tubes
- Hack Details: I’m a musician and a dad. To get the kids interested in music and hacking and the physics of sound I sometimes get them building homemade musical instruments – you know, dried pea shakers, rubber band guitars etc. I saw this video earlier in the year and have wanted to make one ever since. http://makezine.com/2010/12/01/theyre-called-slap-tubes/ Then my tech head got involved and I thought I’d love to make a MIDI-able Slap Tube. I’m thinking that Arduino, Solenoids to make the slap and something to read and translate the MIDI files. Can we build, compose and perform the SciHackDay theme tune?
- What you need to make it happen?: Plumbing Tubes, Arduinos, MIDI Interface, Solenoids, Flip Flops!
- Name: Stuart Lawn
- Twitter/website: @stulawntweets