[islandlabs] [Updated Invitation] Real Guitar Hero @ Wed Feb 11 19:30 – 21:30 (list at islandlabs.org)

Jonathan Dahan jedahan at gmail.com
Sun Feb 8 12:03:37 EST 2009


Yeah for the first version of this I anticipate all the heavy lifting being
done by the computer, but there are low power ICs that can do 256 to 1024
point FFTs. Too bad you wont be around but this will probably take more than
one meeting to get working.

- Jonathan

On Sun, Feb 8, 2009 at 4:18 PM, Peter Williams <petertw at gmail.com> wrote:

> I'll be out of town on wed but this project sounds fun. When I get
> back I'll bring my acoustic which is fitted with phosphor bronze
> strings (they are mostly copper, but still slightly magnetic).
>
> The most effective way to determine frequency from a waveform is to
> use a fourier transform. That will run quite a bit faster on the host
> computer... unless we could find an IC that does a FFT...
>
> On Sat, Feb 7, 2009 at 11:49 PM, Jonathan Dahan <jedahan at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Details for the following event have changed:
> >
> > Real Guitar Hero
> >
> > Wed Feb 11 19:30 – 21:30
> > (Timezone: Eastern Time)
> > cs2129 @ Stony Brook (map)
> > Calendar: list at islandlabs.org
> >
> > Owner/Creator: jedahan at gmail.com
> >
> > So this Wednesday, February 11th at 7pm, we are going to attempt to build
> a
> > pickup for a guitar that will connect to the computer and transmit midi
> > messages.  We are going to build our own version of <a
> > href="
> http://www.axon-technologies.net/modules.php?op=modload&amp;name=News&amp;file=article&amp;sid=37&amp;menu=107
> ">
> http://www.axon-technologies.net/modules.php?op=modload&amp;name=News&amp;file=article&amp;sid=37&amp;menu=107</a>
>  A
> > class (CSE 323) is going to try and write software to take advantage of
> this
> > MIDI-Guitar controller to build a guitar hero clone that teaches actual
> > songs.<div><br></div><div>There are a few ways to go about this,
> especially
> > on where to actually do the calculation of the base frequency. For now, I
> > plan on taking apart a guitar pickup, wiring 6 separate channels over 3
> > stereo signals, and trying to get software to convert it into midi (like
> <a
> > href="http://www.nuton.ca/g_musiciendoz.html">
> http://www.nuton.ca/g_musiciendoz.html</a> ).
> > Using an arduino to do the base calculations might be faster or slower,
> and
> > we might want to do that since it will be easier to interface with the
> > arduino with 6 channels than a laptop.  If you have any of the below
> parts,
> > please email the list if you can bring
> them!</div><div><br></div><div>Also,
> > Bill generously donated some money to IL, I will be using some of this
> for
> > piezo pickups, but know that if you want to head a project but don't have
> > the cash we can figure something out! I will be sending out a more formal
> > Constitution for IL so we have well-established protocols on handling
> funds
> > and stuff like that. Again, if anyone has experience or is interested in
> > helping out, just mail the list!</div><div><br></div><div>-
> > Jonathan</div><div><br></div><div>List of
> > stuff:</div><div><br></div><div>Old 1/8" stereo cables or just jacks &lt;
> > NEED this</div><div>Old MIDI cables &lt; I have 2 that we can
> > destroy</div><div>Solder &lt;</div><div>Copper wiring &lt;</div><div>Old
> > pickups / pickup casing &lt; might have to grab a few from
> craigslist/guitar
> > center</div><div>Soldering irons &lt; I have 1 crappy one</div><div>Piezo
> > pickups / microphones &lt; NEED these</div><div>Guitars (acoustic or
> > electric) &lt; I have an electric guitar</div>
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