On-Board Wireless Guitar Controller

By JP Carrascal
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JP decided to hack his guitar in a number of different ways using an Arduino Pro Mini, a pair of 2mW XBees with chip antenna, an XBee explorer regulated, an XBee shield, an Ethernet Shield, and a FTDI breakout.

“I had several objectives in mind. The first one was to improve the design so I wouldn’t have to depend on the Wiimote (and its external cabling). Second, I didn’t want to depend on Bluetooth, due to its (supposed) limited range. Third, since I’m very new in the microcontroller business, I wanted to learn how to wirelessly connect Arduinos. I also wanted to do something that in the end could be very open and very easy to use with any platform.”

Tags: Music XBee