E7277604 6c23 47bf ac65 f58458506baf


Bits on a string part 4

by alexpikkert

Published on March 25, 2016

Episode 4 of the continuing story of the Dulcimer powered by Littlebits.

See episode 1 for the making of the 3-string dulcimer that is used in this project.


In this episode the dulcimer is again activated with the servos, but now connected to the  sequencer. Each servo plucks one string when its sequencer output changes (ON-OFF or OFF-ON). One servo is connected via a latch bit to let it sound different compared to the other strings. The speed is controlled with a dimmer. One sequencer output pulses the MP3 player, loaded with some nice piano jazz music. The microphone bit sends the string sounds from the pickup elements to the synth speaker via the delay bit. Now only one synth speaker is used with a mixer bit for the string sounds and the MP3 sounds.  

Duration: 3 hrs.

How To Make It


Sequencer strings & piano jazz Sequencer strings & piano jazz

Related Projects

Light Suit

Go walk around in this awesome light wire suit! Also, HAPPY NEW YEAR IN 2017!

Christmas Showoff

We just broke into our littleBits and decided that our Christmas in Court House holiday event was the perfect place to unvail...

Mr. Robot

This fun little robot will always make your day!