Homemade Piano

Homemade Piano

Although the first instrument I was able to play properly was the electric bass, I always wanted (and still want) to learn to play the piano. After my experience with reproducing the Imperial March on an 8 Ohm speaker, this project seemed like a natural extension of 8 bit music generation.

I used contact switches for the piano keys, aluminum and acrylic panes for the chassis, two push buttons to increase/decrease the current octave on which the notes are situated, and an LCD screen that displays the current musical note and the current octave. I chose to have 10 keys on the piano just because I wanted to play Song of Storms, from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, comfortably.

[GitHub Repo]