Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Music & Me -- Part 5

Had a great time at the Orlando Maker Faire October 22nd and 23rd. The pipe organ proved to be very popular with several hundred people stopping by to ask about how it worked and how it was made.

 It was especially popular with the kids.

Also, I was interviewed by Caleb Kraft of Make Magazine. Here is a link to the interview.

My friend Jim, who has been helping me, and our wives came along. Here you can see the Maker of Merit award that we got.

Finally, after the interview Caleb Kraft suggested that adding LEDs to the organ indicating the note that was playing would make it more interesting to watch. I did that and here is a YouTube video showing the newly added LEDs.


  1. Very cool. Like the lights. Putting on the Ritz!

  2. Music is the best fun and art of life...

  3. Really interested in this project. My son is a church organist. I was given a Rasberry Pi as a retirement present and learning Python to keep the grey cells moving! Looking for a major project and thought of adapting your approach to play a bank of descant or treble recorders. Happy to do the mechanical engineering bits but would like hints on the software side of things. Can you help?

    1. Sorry for my tardy response. I would be happy to help out with the software. Contact me on wakrec@gmail.com and I'll do my best to assist you.


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