- on Home & Garden
- Published in issue 11/2009 on page 32
Arduino + Theremin = Theremino
Using a Theremin oscillator as a proximity sensor
The Theremin is one of the very first electronic musical instruments, dating back to the 1920s. It is played by the musician bringing his hands close to its two antennas. The oscillator at the heart of the Theremin remains an interesting circuit in itself, and in this project we connect such an oscillator to an Arduino microcontroller board.