The Two Week Electronic Instrument Challenge

LAAAAADIIIEEESSSS, I introduce my latest project - The Laser Scooter! When I squeeze the handle on my razor scooter it triggers laser sounds and LED’s on the bottom. 

I came up with the idea when reminiscing with a friend about how we used to play a Star Wars version of Cops and Robbers in our old neighborhood on razor scooters. 

Trying to bring those days back.

Let’s scoot. Ride or die.


Made an audio reactive video feedback installation with Andrew Vail and Ricky Christian last week. Using Arduino and the Processing Minim Library.


When I slap Andrew, it completes the circuit, turns on the light, and dings.

Having a little too much fun with the MaKey MaKey.


Procrastinating in the studio with Arduino, Processing, and Fruit.

Having a little too much fun these days.


Sound Effects Suit Jacket from Kenneth Guglielmino on Vimeo.

This is a project I did the other week called Sound Effects Suit Jacket:

 Inspired by sitcoms and cartoons. 

I thought it would be fun to be able to add sound effects to my own life.
So I made a sound effects suit jacket.

The sound samples are triggered by a control panel with 4 buttons (3 for samples, 1 for changing sound banks).
And then being played from an Arduino + Wave Shield through a portable speaker.
All the hardware is kept within the inner jacket pockets while in use.


Drew up a schematic real quick today.
I might end up changing it, but it’s really pretty damn simple.
Essentially, I’m just connecting the FSR’s (Force Sensitive Resistors) into the Arduino so that I can have sounds actuate when the Force Sensors are touched. View Larger

Drew up a schematic real quick today.

I might end up changing it, but it’s really pretty damn simple.

Essentially, I’m just connecting the FSR’s (Force Sensitive Resistors) into the Arduino so that I can have sounds actuate when the Force Sensors are touched.


The supplies I bought finally came in the mail. The supplies are:
Battery Powered Guitar Pedal - For playing the instrument along with your iPod etc.
Breadboard
Arduino Uno
Arduino Wave Shield - For storing sound samples
5 Force-Sensitive Resistors - For acting as the Buttons Attached to the Steering Wheel
Steering Wheel Cover (The giant scrunchie looking thing)
Tomorrow I’ll be posting sketches and schematics! I’m excited to pump this project out. View Larger

The supplies I bought finally came in the mail. The supplies are:

  • Battery Powered Guitar Pedal - For playing the instrument along with your iPod etc.
  • Breadboard
  • Arduino Uno
  • Arduino Wave Shield - For storing sound samples
  • 5 Force-Sensitive Resistors - For acting as the Buttons Attached to the Steering Wheel
  • Steering Wheel Cover (The giant scrunchie looking thing)

Tomorrow I’ll be posting sketches and schematics! I’m excited to pump this project out.


Let’s Go! Starting Druve Machine Prototype #2

I’m making the second iteration of the drum machine for steering wheels.  

I’m just waiting on the parts to come in the mail to start. This time around, I’ll be specifically focusing on the design and integration of the instrument.

Instead of attaching a board to the steering wheel this time, I plan on using a steering wheel cover and installing pressure sensors into it and putting other components away, under the steering wheel. Also, I’m going to integrate a small mixer so that people can play the drum machine at the same time as their ipod, etc.

As a side note, I’ve been busy all summer working on with an Arduino for Disabilities project. It’s been really great and I might post some of the projects I’ve been working on with them here too. The website from last years project can be found here: http://arduinofordisabilities.wordpress.com/

Thanks for following!