Electric Glockenspiel

Just found this in the attic…

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I built it when I was about 15, but never finished it. The next step would have been to install a midi interface…
It is a solenoid controlled glockenspiel and still works pretty well.

It sound great and I guess I will build a nice little midi interface, you can actually control the sound by alternating the duration of a keypress (keys are on the back), or hold it to dampen the sound.

Some nice velocity sensitive interface, the current through the solenoids possibly controlled by pwm should give some nice results 🙂

Glockenspiel (2)

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