A baguette sits diagonally across a wooden cutting board. Above it sits an Arduino and an electronics breadboard.

Theremins are a little bit of an odd instrument to start out with, but [AphexHenry] decided to set just one wherever no theremin has gone just before: into a baguette.

The “baguetophone” is a theremin and piezo-percussion instrument inside of a hollowed-out baguette. Setting up with a Do-it-yourself theremin tutorial from Academy of Media Arts Cologne, [AphexHenry] extra some spice with a piezo pickup inside the baguette to function as a percussion instrument. A single observed downside of squeezing the instrument into such an unusual enclosure is that the antenna doesn’t react as properly as it could with a much more traditional arrangement. Outputs from the piezo and antenna are run by Max/MSP on a laptop to turn the bread into a MIDI controller. Like a lot of Do it yourself theremins, it seems that this establish neglects the volume antenna, but there’s no purpose you could not insert just one. It’s possible disguised as a piece of cheese?

Outside smuggling an instrument into a French café for a flash mob overall performance, this could also demonstrate useful if you are a person who gets hungry whilst taking part in music. We do not endorse snacking on the Arduino even if it is ROHS compliant nevertheless.

If you want to learn a lot more about how theremins do the job, check out Theremin in Element. Right after that, you may want to search all of our theremin content articles or look at this venture where by they used a 555 in its place.

By Janet J

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