New guy looking to build from scratch

Posted: 10/24/2005 2:02:23 PM

From: Ireland

Joined: 10/24/2005

Hey there :)
I'm basically doing a collage course at the moment, part of which is to build a digital device, using chips and circuts and so on :)
Anyhow, basically iw as wondering, can i cuild what is effectivly a digitcal theremin ?
and also can anybody suggest a good place to start looking for design's and topics i should read ?:)
Posted: 10/24/2005 6:14:59 PM

From: Kansas City, Mo.

Joined: 8/23/2005 might be useful to you.

A fundamental design decision will be the means by which you detect the gestures of the performer. You will likely need some kind of a/d function in order to create digital input to your process. Your final output would be either MIDI data, digital signal data, or analog data (would need a d/a converter).

I am not an EE so you can take my comments with a grain of salt. You may also want to read the threads on this website for ideas on Theremin design and construction.

Good luck!
Posted: 10/26/2005 7:55:44 PM

From: Ireland

Joined: 10/24/2005

Thanks :) i'll read up on it, handy when report time comes :)
Posted: 10/26/2005 9:06:34 PM
Jeff S

From: N.E. Ohio

Joined: 2/14/2005

Here's a webpage I stumbled upon last night with schematics for an analog AND a digital theremin. Unfortunately, there aren't any sound files to give an idea what it sounds like.

Here's another:
Posted: 10/28/2005 9:51:43 AM

From: Hillsborough, NC (USA)

Joined: 2/13/2005

We have a small FAQ ( on these University of Glasgow theremins. If you build one, please share your experiences and help us grow the FAQ.

Good luck!

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