June 9, 2008

Moving Towards a Finalized Design

Today was dedicated to getting a working prototype of the guitar in its nearly final form. Since we have redesigned the control board, we modified the original design by cutting connections and jumpering pins to get it working with the … Continue reading

June 6, 2008

More PCB modding, Prepping the Sensor Track

As yesterday, we continued modding the control PCBs to work with our current programming. In addition to that, we finally started routing a path for our sensing circuits. They will sit on a plexiglass base and be able to slide … Continue reading

June 5, 2008

More guitar mods, and PCB testing

Since we are convinced that the inside our our guitar is going to look really cool when complete, we’ve decided to make a a back window out of plexiglass, so today we’ve started to cut it. As normal, today was … Continue reading

June 4, 2008

Guitar Programming bug fixes, PCB testing, and USB installation

At this point, it’s all about bug fixes. We have two working version of our program, the spin version, running in a slower interpreted language that is easier to code, and a super fast-assembly version, that still doesn’t work perfectly, … Continue reading

June 2, 2008

First 100%!

Granted, it was on practice mode (to avoid the star power notes that mess it up), but we did get our first 100% today on a custom song: “Black Widow of La Porte.” Most of today was focused on our … Continue reading

May 31, 2008

Guitar Hero Bot plays some solos

Here’s just a quick compilation of our bot excelling at some of the game’s hardest solos.

May 30, 2008

Auto LED indicator and switch installation

Programming continued today. In fact, we are essentially rewriting the code to better take advantage of the propeller chip’s many IO pins. In addition to that, we installed an LED above the rocker switch to indicate when autonomous mode is … Continue reading

May 27, 2008

Guitar Mods, Program Tweaking, PCB Building

Work on the guitar has been continuing at a steady rate. What has been going on: We’ve installed the d-sub connection into the side of the guitar We’ve installed a switch above the whammy bar that will turn autonomous mode … Continue reading

Red LEDs - 5 notes, Yellow LED - Strum

May 21, 2008
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First Working Guitar Hero Bot Prototype!

Today we completed our first working bot prototype! It is by no means perfect yet, but it’s working pretty damn well, as you can see in the youtube video embedded below. In addition to getting that working today, we also … Continue reading