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Synthglove: Nintendo Power Glove as Midi Controller


Got a spare Nintendo Power Glove sitting around? Why not do something cool with it like turning it into a modern musical instrument?


That’s what synth hacker Denkitribe did when he rewired an old Famicom/NES Power Glove to control an Arduino-based controller circuit. The Arduino translates finger movements into MIDI CC messages, which in turn control a digital synthesizer. Want to hear what it sounds like? Then check out this video clip…

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The initial prototype still uses the old-school ultrasonic microphone sensors from the original Power Glove, but Denkitribe plans on eventually upgrading the glove to use modern accelerometer technology. But once he does that, I doubt he’ll be able to play any more Super Glove Ball or Bad Street Brawler anymore. Oh, the things we do in the name of hacking.

Comments (2):

  1. Haters Inc. says:

    Hah. I’ve seen plenty of better fakes. The time slip kinda gives it away. Good luck getting laid with this vid, ashcock.

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