Instructions on how to create your very own futuristic squeezebox instrument have been published this month, enabling you to create your very own state-of-the-art accordion which is equipped with coloured lights, sensors, microphones and more.
Even though the PushPull squeezebox was created a few years ago, full documentation has now been created complete with full instructions to help you create your very own. Watch the video below to learn more about what you can expect from the PushPull once you’ve created your very own.
PushPull will blow apart your idea of what a typical controller – or an accordion – might be. It’s a bit like a squeezebox that fell from outer space, coupling bellows with colored lights, sensors, mics, and extra controls. And you can now make one yourself, thanks to copious documentation. You may have seen the instrument in action in the last couple of years ago – gasping in the dark.
But with more complete documentation, you get greater insight into how the thing was made – and you could even follow the instructions to make your own. Things you expect to see: a bellow, valves, keys. Thing you might not expect: RGB LEDs lighting up the instrument, six capacitive touch sensors, six-direction inertial sensing (for motion), microphones, rotary encoders.
And many of the parts are fabricated via 3D printing. That combines with some more traditional techniques – yes, including cutting, folding, and gluing. It’s all under a permissive Creative Commons attribution license. (That’s a bit scant for open source hardware, actually, in that they might consider some other license, too. But it gets the job done.)
Jump over the CDM website via the link below for more details via the link below.