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The LEGO Optical Theremin

The LEGO Optical Theremin

From the LEGO Community comes this optical theremin built from... you guessed it - LEGOs! The instrument features 2 optical sensors for controlling pitch and volume. Included on the website are the LEGO "schematics", a software patch to create the theremin, and a video demonstrating how it is played.

This looks like a fun and easy project to introduce junior scientists to the theremin. Hopefully you can work some magic on the software to improve the pitch range a bit!

Read: Light Theremin - NXT

Still got the LEGO theremin bug? Why not try this LEGO Tannerin while you're at it?

Have fun!