Reader Dmitry Morozov, aka vtol, has created a new robotic instrument, the Turbo Gusli.
The Gusli is a sort of Russian zither. Morozov has updated the instrument with robotics, electronics and Arduino control. He’s even tried out brain-control, using an EEG headset.
Here’s a demo of the Turbo-Gusli in action:
Morozov calls his music robots ‘Russian folk bots’, or a ‘portable electro-acoustic orchestra.
The video below demonstrates the Turbo-Gusli under brain control:
- The Turbo-Gusli is controlled by emotiv EPOC neuro EEG headset via OSC –> Pure Data –> arduino –> servo motors and solenoids.
- servo motors x6
- dc motor x1
- stepper motor x1
- solenoids x3
- spings x8
- strings x38
- arduino uno x2
- controlling software – pure data
See Morozov’s site for more examples of his work.