Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Mindstorms Pedal

When I saw Dave Parker's NXT Electric Guitar, I immediately thought about creating a Pedal to go with it. The pedal, when pressed, could perform a range of actions, including changing the sounds used (single note to chord), add a drum beat, or perform another useful task.

Here is my first attempt at creating a pedal. It uses one touch sensor, so it could be seen as a simple on/off switch - in which case it could be used for beginning a drum beat.

But there are many other applications for this pedal. You could create a car simulator and use it as a brake or acceleration pedal, just one example of what can be done.

Experiment and see what you can come up with!! Dave Parker has published his NXT Electric Guitar here at nxtprograms.com, as well as many other interesting projects - all of which can be built with one NXT kit!! Have a look if you haven't already.

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