As we’ve seen and heard before, Electronicos Fantasticos! love to make music using barcodes. They recently rigged up a couple of skateboards with barcode readers and circuitry under their decks, covered floors and ramps with black-and-white patterns, then took a little ride.
This unique tape lets you mark any surface or object with a unique digital tag. Simply attach a length of Bitrip tape and snap a picture with the companion app, and it will record its location, along with the option to capture notes and a voice recording. It’s great for keeping track of pipes and wiring, as well as item inventories.
When it comes to guitars, the strings are one of the most critical elements. But James Bruton built this electronic guitar that’s played not by plucking strings, but by scanning barcodes. It has four necks and uses an Arduino MEGA board to map the scanned data into USB and MIDI signals to control a synthesizer.