Guitar Embedded With LEDs To Assist Learning [Video]

A prototype demonstrates how programmable objects can provide soft visual cues to help new learners.

Kyle Studstill
Kyle Studstill on April 19, 2011.

An electrical engineering student at the University of Illinois at Chicago has built a guitar with LED lights embedded into the fretboard, which communicate with a programmable Arduino microcontroller built into the guitar’s body. The guitar can be programmed to light up the fingerings of chords and arrangements, giving new guitarists simple visual scaffolding for developing their skills.

Watch a video explanation below:

Hackaday: Guitar Teaches You To Play Using LEDs

TOPICS: Arts & Culture, Electronics & Gadgets, Entertainment
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Kyle Studstill is a regular contributor to Kyle works as a consultant working at the New York office of PSFK. His background is in analysis, from the analysis of cultural and technological change, to analysis of consumer and human insight, to military intelligence analysis with the US Intelligence and Security Command. Kyle loves the future, much like O'Brien from Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four.