MechBass Robotic Bass Guitar

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.

MechBass robotic bass guitar by James McVay

via Hack a Day

image & video by Patrick Herd

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