Dance! MIDI Disco Glitterball Robot. Dougie Scott

Robot gets grooving to MIDI music

Glitterball robot was the outcome of a course on simple circuits and electronics.
We were given a set of components, sourced from Genie, which produces electronic kits for school design and technology projects.
70's Music CentreFollowing diagrams, I soldered the electronic components, then programmed the circuit to play 3 mini MIDI sound files. A light sensor and push button controlled the sequence of ‘groovy’ sounds and flashing LED lights. I changed the original project casing from a guitar to a naff glitterball robot design. The robot was laser cut from mirrored and neon acrylic. His gappy teeth accommodate sensor and button.
Mirroring the 70’s – Childhood memories of disco fever, our MIDI ‘state of the art’ music centre and toy robots generated this disco glitterball robot.

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