New Zealand-based engineering student James McVay built “MechBass,” a MIDI-controlled robotic bass guitar, for his honors project at the University of Wellington. The robo-guitar works remarkably well—listen to it play “Hysteria” by Muse. MechBass consists of four string units on an aluminum frame. Sliding pitch shifters alter the pitch of the strings, which are then struck by rotating pick wheels.
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