Aaron Sherwood
Sonia Li
Steve Cordova


Robotic glockenspiel triggered by plucking guitar strings, with beams of light projected on the strings.


Introduction to Physical Computing

What do you do when you want to play two instruments at the same time? Build a machine to help you out of course! The Glockentar takes the parts of a hacked up guitar and glockenspiel and combines them with solenoids and an Arduino. Each time a guitar string is plucked a corresponding bell is struck by a solenoid. To add a little synthesia to the experience a beam of light flows up and down the length of the string when it is plucked as well.