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The Pylofon

April 3rd, 2008


The Pylofon is a wlan-xylophone-robot which can be controlled by internet – but as well by cellphone or a Wiimote. It also plays MIDI-files and time-scheduled random sounds.

We build it in two nights at easter 2008, using 2 Graupner Servos, a 99c-xylophone, a cardbord-box, an Asus WL500gP-wlan-router with OpenWRT Kamikaze and Python 2.5, SSH, a Pololu Serial 8-Servo Controller, an USB to Serial-Adapter, a Bluetooth-Stick and a USB-Memory-Stick.


The Pylofone, Demo I


The Pylofon-Drum-Section, still practicing

Next plans: a better demovideo, web-interface, RSS-import, live-MIDI, drum-section, mode-switch and gpl-python-sourcode.

The Pylofon on flickr

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