Evan Kale has created a new hands free MIDI guitar controller using a little Arduino hardware and coding to build the touchless MIDI controller, that allows you to control another effect, device, instrument or software as you play your guitar.
Check the video below to learn more about the project, what you need to create your very own, and also once its created what the touchless MIDI controller is capable of controlling.
Using an Arduino, along with a Colpitts oscillator and some other electronics, Kale has come up with a rather unique interface for his guitar. Instead of using a foot pedal, he put a strip of aluminum foil inside of a fingerless glove, then attached a homemade metal detector coil and circuit to the back.
This allows him to strum the guitar, then change the sound by moving his hand away and toward the strings as a MIDI input. Very clever, and as always, Kale outlines everything in his own zany video style!