HOW TO – Build a ‘decopunk’ synth

HOW TO – Build a ‘decopunk’ synth


Inspired by Huxley’s Brave New World, Jeremy created the Somaphone instrument using the Arduino Pocket Piano kit and some veneered wood salvaged from old furniture –

This device uses the Arduino controller and the Pocket Piano Synthesizer keyboard add on from Critters and Guitari that I picked up at Maker Faire in SF earlier this year. I havent got the first clue about electronics and I am sure many of you don’t have either, so what I did here is put together a collection of readily available household devices to make a single independant (and electrically safe) musical instrument and furntiture piece.

– He refers to the apparent visual style as “decopunk”, referencing the art deco movement of the 1920’s. – Construct a Decopunk Somaphone

Pocketpianokit Crop
Arduino Pocket Piano Synth Kit