Awkward Musical Instrument with Arduino


The Arduino Pipe Organ is simple to play – lower the plunger into the pipe and you are a musician! I’d like to think if Mario and Luigi played an instrument it would be this one. The pipe is fitted with an ultrasonic distance sensor and ┬áthe plunger’s distance from the sensor determines the tone that will come out of the speaker.


Currently the pipe is programmed to play 8 notes (in the key of C) using Arduino Tone code. I am hoping to explore more notes and sounds in the future, the possibilities are endless.

I apologize for the static in this video, I am working to correct this but in the meantime here is an improvised song on the pipe organ so you can see it in action:

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