Robotic Guitarists Play Glitch Music

New Guitar Trio Controlled By Arduino      16/07/10

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This video captures a performance of Calum Scott's GuitarGlitch project, which features guitar music robots that play glitch music. 

Scott explains the technology behind his guitar robots:

The solenoids are all 12v (from and are connected to an Arduino Duemilanove board ( and the power supplies with a TIP120 transistor circuit similar to this.  The leds are on the same pins as the solenoids.

The code running on the Arduino is SimpleMessageSystem which is then controlled from Max/Msp.  There are also 2 6v dc motors on the headsocks which are from a mechano set and are controlled by a Miditron board (

GuitarGlitch is part of Scott's masters portfolio for Glasgow University music department.

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James Lewin
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