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Pythagotron

A robotic string instrument

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Pythagoras of Samos was a man with many hobbys. I know him for his experiments with strings and their musical properties. Thats why I call this robotic string instrument “Pythagotron”.

It features:
-2 octaves of pitch range
-fast and precise intonation
-4 actuators for striking, muting, punshing, damping and shorten the string
-modular and parametric design (OpenScad)
-most parts are 3D-printed or easy to gather
-open source

more information on my website: http://frankpiesik.org/2016/01/14/pythagotron/

and here is a video: http://m.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=8&v=b9-54RTwk_M

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kyo wrote 05/20/2016 at 03:04 point

HI there, can you program this to play music by morphine (low rock base)

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Frank Piesik wrote 05/22/2016 at 06:52 point

Hi, yes it can. But you have to keep in mind that it needs some time to go from one pitch to another. Do you have a particuar wish? Maybe a midi file with some bass notes?

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Frank Piesik wrote 01/23/2016 at 16:09 point

Hi, there is already a video, i've added the link to the description.

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michael d. wrote 01/23/2016 at 15:52 point

Please post a video of the Pythagotron in action?

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