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It’s exciting to see this project progressing: first, Joe Bowers sent us his Arduino-based note visualizer (it blinked LEDs in sequence with the game’s notes). Now, he’s grafted the Guitar Hero controller’s board onto it. Joe mentioned having some difficulty sensing notes when the flame effects burst around the fret board. He’s had pretty good success sampling the light sensors ten times per second and averaging the values. The bot can play Foghat’s Slow Ride on expert mode with 94% accuracy! If this were mine I’d just sit and watch it play all day long.

The third label in this photo made me laugh out loud:

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John Edgar Park

John Edgar Park likes to make things and tell people about it. He works in CG animation at DisneyToon Studios and writes for Make, Boing Boing, and other places online and in print. You can find him at jpixl.net and twitter @johnedgarpark — if you like that sort of thing.


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