Guitar tuner modified for blind user

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Guitar tuner modified for blind user

Spotted in the MAKE Flickr pool:

Iain made this awesome Guitar Tuner for a Blind User, by adding audio feedback to a tuner designed for sighed people. That’s an excellent use of electrical engineering skills!

4 thoughts on “Guitar tuner modified for blind user

  1. says:

    Sooo… You can use your ears to let the electronics tell you what is/isn’t in tune? Why not skip a step, save some batteries, and buy a pitch pipe?

    1. Jack says:

      Thanks a bunch, mate, that’s exactly the kind of pub-style wisdom I had to face when I started to learn the guitar. Very, vey few beginners have the ear to tune a guitar with a tuning fork or whistle, right from the start and if they try, a blind learner never knoews whether or not he’s succeeded. Not to mention the problem how to tune a guitar on stage in a loud room if you can’t see.
      I think this is a great invention, it’s something I’ve been looking for, and I just wonder how to get one of these.

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