El3CTRIC GUITAR is an official EV3 bonus model. Do not criticize me; I’m not taking any credit for this. Many NXT owners would probably like to know what El3CTRIC GUITAR is; therefore I am posting El3CTRIC GUITAR. I will probably build my own modified version of this official bonus model soon. EL3CTRIC GUITAR is (what else?) an electric guitar! It has 12 frets (notes). EL3CTRIC GUITAR features real-life details, such as the tremolo bar. It even looks like a real guitar; I mean, look at it! There is a stand that the EL3CTRIC GUITAR rests when not being used. The program-oh my goodness-is SO complex! It is like, HUGE. Enjoy!
Okay… there’s this slider you put your thumb in. There are 12 frets (notes). The lower the slider, the higher the pitch of the EL3CTRIC noise. The InfarRed Sensor senses the proximity of the slider to the sensor and then plays the required sound. Sounds simple, huh? NOT-AT-ALL! The program is so complex that the website takes forever (a while) to upload it, so I abandoned the idea.
Okay… so you slide the slider up and down, but there’s no music being emitted from the EV3 Brick to please your ears. WHAT’S WRONG?! Nothing at all, actually! There is this push-thing (whatever it’s called; I play piano, not so much guitar, much less electric guitar) that you push that activates the notes. The touch sensor is naturally pushed with a rubber band forcing it, so when you push the button, it releases the touch sensor and plays the note.
The tremolo bar-I don’t know what its use for. (Remember, I’m not a guitar expert.) It seems to be used to change the scale note from major to minor. Sub-picture shows a close-up of the medium motor, which measures the rotation and adjusts the sound change from there.
NEW: Click here to watch a video of me trying to play the EL3CTRIC GUITAR! (It’s horrible) 😛