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Dave turned a Wii Guitar Hero controller into a full-on MIDI device -

From the time i started playing guitar hero this last Christmas (i know, i’m a little late to the party) I just couldn’t help but think what cool real instrument it would be. I saw the video of the band that uses the PS2 version through usb and knew people were talking to the wii-mote with bluetooth, but i wanted a real instrument, something that was self contained and didnt require a computer to be dragged along in order to make music. So the solution was to make it use midi , then i could use any synth in the world or do whatever i wanted.

Quite a deluxe modding job – featuring a power chord mode and a user’s manual describing note fingerings. Always so nice to see that welcoming 5-pin jack on a piece of gear! Check out the site for a ton of good info – Guitar Hero MIDI controller

- GHMC on Flickr

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http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2008/04/the_guitar_zeros_maker_fa.html

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Collin Cunningham

Born, drew a lot, made video, made music on 4-track, then computer, more songwriting, met future wife, went to art school for video major, made websites, toured in a band, worked as web media tech, discovered electronics, taught myself electronics, blogged about DIY electronics, made web videos about electronics and made music for them … and I still do!


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